Astoria, Bakeries, Barbecue, Bars, Beer and Wine, Best Of Astoria, Brunch, Burgers, Cocktails, Coffee, Featured, Food and Drink, Living, Museums and Galleries, Music, Parks, Pizza, Recreation, Restaurants, Sports, Street Food, Vegetarian and Vegan, Wine, Yoga Mar 27, 2014 2014 Best of Astoria – The Winners We Heart Astoria announces the 2014 Best of Astoria winners – best restaurant, best bar, best cafe, best boutique, best new arrival of 2013 Share this Scoop by Judith Rich total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print We Heart Astoria announces the 2014 Best of Astoria winners – best restaurant, best bar, best cafe, best boutique, best new arrival of 2013 by Judith Rich Share this Scoop total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print Related scoops Greek Restaurant Newcomer EGEO Will Be Helmed By White House (...) The Best Places to Eat with a Large Group Openings, Closings and Rumors Early Spring Part II We’re so excited the time has come to announce the 2014 Best of Astoria winners! Enjoying the last couple of weeks of nominations and all your spirited voting, Astoria, it’s our pleasure to announce the best of the best of Astoria, as chosen by you. A big congratulations goes out to all the nominees for being totally awesome, and even though there can only be a few winners, we feel fortunate to recognize all of the amazing nominated businesses. Hats off to everyone for their hard work and dedication – we look forward to visiting and patronizing you all this year and onward. Favorite Astoria Restaurant: Il Bambino Runner up: Queens Comfort Honorable Mentions: Vesta, Snowdonia, Pink Nori Favorite Greek Restaurant: Taverna Kyclades Runner up: Ovelia Honorable Mentions: MP Taverna, Agnanti, Zenon Taverna Favorite Mexican Restaurant: Pachanga Patterson Runner up: Mojave Honorable Mentions: MexiBBQ, De Mole, El Mariachi Favorite Vegetarian/Vegan Friendly Restaurant: BareBurger Runner up: The Queens Kickshaw Honorable Mentions: Seva, Mezze Place, Namaste Favorite Brunch: Sanford’s Runner up: Il Bambino Honorable Mentions: Snowdonia, Queens Comfort, MexiBBQ Favorite Outdoor Dining: Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden Runner up: Il Bambino Honorable Mentions: Mojave, Ovelia, Pachanga Patterson Favorite Bar: Sweet Afton Runner up: The Sparrow Honorable Mentions: Rest-au-Rant, Rocky McBride’s, Snowdonia Favorite Beer Store: Astoria Bier & Cheese Runner up: Triboro Honorable Mentions: SingleCut, Euromarket, Bravo Favorite Wine Shop: Grand Liquors Runner up: Astoria Wine & Spirits Honorable Mentions: Astoria Park Wine & Spirits, Wine Stop, Off the Vine Favorite Coffee Shop/Cafe: Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee Company Runner up: The Queens Kickshaw Honorable Mentions: NYC Bagel & Coffee House, Avenue Cafe, Bakeway Favorite Natural Foods Store: Fresh Start Runner up: Broadway Natural Honorable Mentions: Greenbay, Sai Organics, Vitality Favorite Bakery: Martha’s Country Bakery Runner up: Parisi Bakery Honorable Mentions: La Guli, Leli’s, Rose & Joe’s Favorite Bagel Shop: Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee Company Runner up: NYC Bagel & Coffee House Honorable Mentions: Astoria Bagels, Lots-o-Bagels, Bagels & Brew Favorite Burger Joint: BareBurger Runner up: Sweet Afton Honorable Mentions: Petey’s Burger, Sparrow, Burger Club Favorite Sushi Bar: Watawa Runner up: JJ’s Honorable Mentions: Pink Nori, Junko, Linn Favorite BBQ: The Strand Runner up: Butcher Bar Honorable Mentions: John Brown Smokehouse, MexiBBQ, Ovelia Favorite Pizzeria: Rizzo’s Pizza Runner up: Antika Pizza Honorable Mentions: Sac’s, Milkflower, Basil Brick Oven Pizza Favorite Street Food Vendor: Wafels & Dinges Runner up: El Rey Del Taco Honorable Mentions: Falafel King, Mexico Blvd, Souvlaki Lady Favorite Boutique: Lockwood Runner up: Buffalo Exchange Honorable Mentions: Inside Astoria, Loveday 31, Hanger 99 Favorite Place to See Art: Museum of Moving Image Runner up: Socrates Sculpture Park Honorable Mentions: Noguchi Museum, MOMA PS1, Astoria Park Wine & Spirits Favorite Place to Hear Music: The Strand Runner up: The Queens Kickshaw Honorable Mentions: Rest-au-Rant, Shillelagh Tavern, SingleCut Beersmiths Favorite Yoga Studio: Yoga Agora Runner up: Bikram Yoga Astoria Honorable Mentions: Giving Tree Yoga Studio, Yoga Room, Life Health & Fitness Favorite Gym: Simply Fit Runner up: New York Sports Clubs Honorable Mentions: Blink Fitness, Club Fitness, Life Health & Fitness Favorite Hair Salon/Stylist: SPAce Runner up: GIGI Honorable Mentions: Friends Hair Design, Redken Saloon Salon, Studio 31 Favorite New Arrival of 2013: Mar’s Oyster Bar Runner up: Astoria Bookshop Honorable Mentions: Snowdonia, Milkflower, CityMD Twitter Facebook Email Print BarsBest Of AstoriaBoutiquesgreek foodMexican foodmuseumspizzaRestaurants Related scoops Greek Restaurant Newcomer EGEO Will Be Helmed By White House (...) The Best Places to Eat with a Large Group Openings, Closings and Rumors Early Spring Part II 12 Comments trxfreely April 4th, 2014 Or cue Reply trxfreely April 4th, 2014 I think Michael Angelo’s was taking their queue from: WHA top-10-pizza-spots-in-astoria https://weheartastoria.com/2014/03/top-10-pizza-spots-in-astoria Astoria went from a pizza ghetto to … Reply ScottK April 3rd, 2014 Michael Angelo’s has had a sign out for about a week now saying that they were voted #1 pizza in Astoria by We Heart Astoria. rather lame on their part Reply JLa March 29th, 2014 Was rooting for Astoria Books as best newcomer. Perhaps next year two categories – best newcomer: food and best newcomer: nonfood? The party was amazing. Thanks to all who helped organize! Reply megc March 30th, 2014 Thanks for the suggestion – it’s a good one! Also thought maybe including “Favorite Old Timer,” too. And definitely “Favorite Thai.” Reply trxfreely March 29th, 2014 As a wise dude once said – that’s just, like, your opinion, man. These listings are 2014 popular opinions. Maybe more maybe less informed than yours. Favorite does not have to mean better. Did someone say Wafels? Where are they? And yes, probably need to give de Mole another try soon. Thanks for sharing their praises. Rock on Astoria. Reply emb March 28th, 2014 Agree with Maria on De Mole! How can you classify MexiBBQ as Mexican anyways? Reply Maria March 28th, 2014 First of all, De Mole is the finest and most authentic Mexican restaurant and is almost never mentioned. Not sure how you can call MexiBBQ and Pachanga Patterson better Mexican food than that. Second, Wafels and Dinges is better than El Rey del Taco? Really? Plus, Wafels and Dinges is an offshoot of a Manhattan business. It is not local. Reply Johnny20 March 28th, 2014 I agree with both previous posts! Also what about Frankie’s Souvlaki on 31st and Steinway? Not even an honorable mention. Try to walk by and not get a stick to go. Reply Geo Rivers March 28th, 2014 Wow..Il Bambino as favorite restaurant, are you kidding me??!! I like the place but its a sandwich shop or a glorified delicatessen.If this is all true and the voting was legit then it seems people do not know how to have a real meal in a RESTAURANT anymore. Reply cmd March 28th, 2014 Yeah, King of Falafel got robbed! That being said, we are lucky to have so many great nominees (and more awesome places that weren’t even among the finalists). Reply Stephanie March 28th, 2014 I don’t quite get how Wafels & Dinges got nominated. Sure, they have a truck here, but they’re all over the city and are based in Manhattan. All the others are local. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.