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Dec 29, 2017

What Was Your Favorite Astoria Food Arrival of 2017?

As we look back on 2017, let’s talk about some happy, uplifting news. Many awesome new businesses opened up in the neighborhood, which is always a positive sign of a (…)

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As we look back on 2017, let’s talk about some happy, uplifting news. Many awesome new businesses opened up in the neighborhood, which is always a positive sign of a strong community. We’re sharing some of our favorites, but we want you to tell us: What was YOUR favorite Astoria food arrival in 2017?

Chip NYC

Photo Courtesy of Chip NYC’s Instagram page

Astoria got a whole lot sweeter in 2017, thanks to the smash-hit debut of Chip NYC. This tiny, always-busy cookie shop made its debut this year, serving up big, thick treats to everyone with a sweet tooth. My personal favorite of their rotating flavors is Funfetti, but S’mores and Blueberry Cheesecake are also excellent choices when you’re craving a treat!

Chip NYC (30-06 34th Street. (917)-745-0101)
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Ha’s Chinese


Recent arrival Ha’s Chinese brings inventive, vegetarian Chinese eats to the neighborhood. On my first visit, I thoroughly enjoyed the Wok-Charred Cabbage and Lo Mein.

Ha’s Chinese, 40-17 Broadway, Astoria
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Not only does 2017 Ditmars arrival Vintage serve excellent wines and tapas, they also offer a monthly red and white wine selection where a portion of the proceeds are donated to a local charity. We love dining and drinking for a good cause!

Vintage (23-14 Ditmars Boulevard, Astoria)
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The Highwater

Now that the local temperatures are approaching arctic levels, it’s refreshing to have a bar/restaurant bringing sunny island vibes to the neighborhood. The Highwater serves up a number of stellar cocktails, but the standout for me was the Clint Eastwood, featuring bourbon, ginger liqueur, all spice syrup, fresh lemon, and blueberry jam.

The Highwater (32-20 Broadway, Astoria)|Facebook Instagram


Salt & Bone

There’s always room in the neighborhood for more BBQ, especially when it’s this good! Salt & Bone brought the smoke to 30th Ave this year, and is definitely worth a visit. The beef brisket, mac and cheese, and sausage are on the must-order list.

Salt & Bone 32-07 30th Ave., Astoria 
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Fresco’s Cantina

I love a good off-the-beaten-path spot, and Fresco’s is the perfect hidden gem. It’s a great spot for tacos, cocktails, and a laid-back great time.

Fresco’s Cantina 12-14 31st Avenue, Astoria. 347-808-7338
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Astoria Provisions


Photo credit: Astoria Provisions

Another “worth the trip” spot is bistro Astoria Provisions, occupying the former Astor Bake Shop spot. Astorians can satisfy their sugar cravings here with items like pastries, pancakes, and pies, as well as savory items like fried chicken sandwiches and mac and cheese.

Astoria Provisions12-23 Astoria Blvd, Astoria
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Delicias Caleñas


Photo credit: Delicias Caleñas

Another new food destination for the Ditmars area, Colombian bakery/restaurant Delicias Caleñas opened just a few weeks ago. We’re excited to try their empanadas and fried plantains!

Delicias Caleñas22-55 31st Street, Astoria
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Queen’s Room

The new concept in the former 60 Beans spot retains the inviting coffee shop vibe while also transitioning into a fun restaurant/cocktail destination.

Queen’s Room (36-02 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria)
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The Trestle


The Trestle opened in February on Broadway, adding a casual, lively bar/restaurant to the growing offerings in the area. My favorite move is to go during brunch hours and sit at the bar for a relaxing start to any weekend day.

The Trestle (34-02 Broadway, Astoria. 347-808-0290)
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Whew, that’s a lot of openings! What was YOUR favorite Astoria arrival of 2017? Tell us on Facebook or in the comments below!


About Lindsay Goyette

Lindsay has been eating and drinking her way through Queens since 2011. A casting director by day and Astoria explorer by night, you can usually find her checking out live music, theatre, or the newest neighborhood spot to enjoy a craft beer.


Lynn Nevins

I’m looking forward to trying out The Meat House on Ditmars. Sometimes there’s simply nothing like a good steak! Also eagerly anticipating the opening of the new Irish pub(?) slated to open on Ditmars, on the corner of 38th. (It will be nice to have a bar I can pop-into, right around the corner from me.)

That said, I do still love my more ‘regular’ haunts such as OK Cafe, Artopolis, Gregory 26 and The Bagel House!


Best restaurant hands down is Zeus Kitchen on 21st street. The food is absolutely amazing!!!!!


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