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May 07, 2014

Celebrate Mother’s Day in Astoria

10 Mother’s Day recommendations in Astoria – from shopping, special brunch menus, flowers, hotel discounts and more!

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It’s that time of year again, when we honor the special women in our lives.  Whether that means your mom, sister, grandmother or just a fantastic lady you respect, we’ve put together a list of local options to treat the important women in your lives.

Astoria Flea & Food

more-crowds-astoria-flea-queensIt’s rumored to be a nice weekend weather-wise, which will be make it all that more fun to visit the Astoria Flea & Food this Sunday with Mom.  Why have  just one cuisine, when you can indulge in many different things from specialty desserts to bubble tea, BBQ to gourmet rice balls, and much more.  Plus you get to soak in the amazing atmosphere of the expansive Kaufman Astoria studios – 36th Street between 35th and 34th Avenues, Astoria.

Bear

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Bear’s Mother’s Day special goes on all day from 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. so treat mom to a special 3-course brunch or dinner feast for $45.  If you’re looking for something intimate and unique, Mom will appreciate this meal (especially if she has European roots).  12-14 31st Avenue, LIC. 718.396.4939

Cavo

cavo gardenFor something a little more fancy, treat mom to a 4-course special menu in Cavo’s beautiful garden setting.  We spied all sorts of decadent dishes such as diver scallops, roasted duck, crab cakes, molten chocolate cake and other delights on their special Mother’s Day menu.  42-18 31st Avenue, Astoria. 718.721.1001

Koliba

Koliba langos

My favorite Slovak restaurant, Koliba is honoring Moms, but we’re grateful that instead of a prix-fixe, they’ll feature their regular menu.  Some of my personal recommendations include the pork or chicken schnitzel, the fried langos (pictured above) or the decadent fried cheese with a side of peasant-style potatoes and homemade tartar sauce.  31-11 23rd Avenue, Astoria. 718.626.0430

La Guli Pastry Shop

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Why not treat Mom to a beautiful (and as equally delicious) cake from La Guli Pastry Shop? We’ve spied a few cakes designed just for Mother’s Day, but you can always grab a few old fashioned Italian cookies, pastries (such as the ones pictured above), or even a pint of their homemade gelato.  29-15 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria. 718.728.5612

Lockwood

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Still thinking about what to get for Mom? Lockwood’s got you covered with everything from local Mast Brothers chocolate, Native Coffee Roasters bags of beans, Hudson Seed Valley art seed packs (mache, catnip, kale, and more), a beautiful Mother necklace, Meg’s Food Lovers’ Guide to Queens book and more! 32-15 33rd Street, Astoria. 718.626.6030

Paper Factory Hotel

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If you’d like to award mom with a relaxing staycation, consider putting her up in the new Paper Factory Hotel, which embodies an industrial chic style.  They’re running a special Mother’s Day promotion where you’ll receive up to 25% off if you book between now and Mother’s Day.  Use promo code: MUM.  37-06 36th Street, LIC. 718.392.7200

Petals & Roots

petals-and-rootsNothing says Mother’s Day like a beautiful bouquet of flowers – especially something exquisite created by local flower boutique, Petals & Roots.  They’ll be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday for all your fresh flower needs, however, if you place your order in advance of Sunday, they can deliver it to mama as well.  31-27 31st Street, Astoria. 718.267.1700

Vesta

A Warm Bankie

Always dishing out something festive for Mom, Vesta will feature both a special Mother’s Day brunch or dinner.  Brunch service goes from 11:00 a.m. – 3 p.m. and features all our favorites such as the Warm Bankie (pictured above), buckwheat pancakes and the Hangover pizza.  If dinner is more your speed, their rustic lasagna with 3 meat ragu, whole roasted trout, or the lamb chops are bound to please.  21-02 30th Avenue, Astoria. 718.545.5550

Vista Sky Lounge

Image by 4 Points by Sheraton

Image by 4 Points by Sheraton

Whether or not you have visitors in from out of town, it’s always fun to hit up a celebratory brunch buffet.  Sheraton’s 4 Points outpost in LIC is hosting a special Mother’s Day champagne brunch this Sunday from 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Vista Sky Lounge.  Bring your family and enjoy a brunch feast for $42.95/person.  Reservations are recommended.  27-05 39th Avenue, LIC. 347.536.3640

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