Astoria, Restaurants
Apr 16, 2018

Astoria Is Getting Sweeter

Get ready to satisfy your sweet tooth in many ways, Astoria.

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Photo credit: Queens Bakehouse

Gorgeous pastries are coming to Astoria.

A number of sweet-treat-focused businesses are opening in Astoria soon – here’s the scoop (pun intended).

Chip New York City Ice Cream

Last week we saw on ChipNYC’s instagram that they are introducing ice cream—soft serve, apparently—to the mix. A tipster emailed us and said the new location is going to be in the vicinity of 31st Avenue and 41st Street. This is a relatively quiet section of Astoria, apart from The Local, which serves craft beer and has a sweet backyard. It will be interesting to see what kind of excitement Chip brings to this part of town. Expected opening: May 2018.

ICYMI: Ample Hills Is Coming To Town

On the topic of ice cream, we reported last month that Ample Hills will extend its reach into Queens, opening up a new shop at 34-02 30th Avenue. At first we thought that there would be dueling ice cream in the area between Ample Hills and Chip (30-06 34th Street), but looks like that close-proximity-smackdown won’t happen. Deliciousness will, though. Expected opening: Summer 2018.

Queens Bakehouse

According to the guys who are leasing the space at 33-04 Broadway, they are opening up Queens Bakehouse. Expect pastries, coffee, brunch and a mid-May opening. Owner Bassim’s pastry work can be see on his Instagram feed.

The Choux Shoppe

Another WHA tipsters sent us a photo of the papered over storefront at 40-15 30th Avenue, which is going to be The Choux Shoppe. Their “fine cream puffs” are expected to be available Summer 2018.

Single Girl Cookies

Renee Heitman, AKA Single Girl Cookies, announced her news on Instagram about The Brass Owl selling her cookies on the weekends. Salty Sailors and and Stuffed Shortbreads made an appearance recently; perhaps she will offer additional options in the future.

About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

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