Astoria, Featured, Food and Drink Jun 09, 2015 5 Places to Get Cheap, Fast, and Delicious Food on 30th Avenue We’ve all gotten to point where we want something quick and cheap to eat, but we want to avoid places like McDonald’s or having to suffer through another bowl of (…) Share this Scoop by WHA Guest total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print We’ve all gotten to point where we want something quick and cheap to eat, but we want to avoid places like McDonald’s or having to suffer through another bowl of (…) by WHA Guest Share this Scoop total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print We’ve all gotten to point where we want something quick and cheap to eat, but we want to avoid places like McDonald’s or having to suffer through another bowl of cereal for dinner. Enter my 5 favorite quick, cheap, and delicious places to grab a bite to eat along 30th Ave. Jerusalem Pita House 25-15 30th Ave, Astoria, NY 11102 Here you can fill up a platter of a variety of Mediterranean goodness for around $10 and get pita sandwiches for $6.50. My faves include chicken gyro, grape leaves, and chunks of feta. If you’re lucky they will have the eggplant salad they always seem to be out of when I order, which is usually on the late side. The owner has been in Astoria for 14 years, which he told me as he hooked me up with some samples of new things he knew I hadn’t had before (I’m a regular). Good for: lunch, dinner Photo via Wanda C. // Yelp El Grill 30-11 30th Ave, Astoria, NY 11102 I finally went here one day when it was pouring and we were desperate to get out of the rain. It’s easy to miss, with its nondescript store front, but a total gem. This place is authentic and boasts things beyond just tacos and nachos, like Nopoles salad, breakfast platters, and beef stew. Free chips and salsa for the table. Plus, it’s open late. Cash only. Good for: breakfast, lunch, dinner Photo via Takanori I. // Yelp Il Fornaio Bakery Café 29-14 30th Ave, Astoria, NY 11102 Coffee, baked goods, and breakfast sandwiches can be found here. It’s a great spot to grab a bagel or a $4 egg sandwich with turkey. The team is super friendly. There’s only a couple of seats, but it’s an excellent place to pick something up to go. Good for: breakfast, lunch Photo by Glenn K. // Yelp Create 36-3 30th Ave, Astoria, NY 11103 Juices, eggs, sandwiches, salads — this place has everything you could want with a quick turnaround and lots of meals for less than $10. Most of the time I get something here, like a quinoa bowl or salad, I end up saving half of the meal for leftovers the next day, making it even more cost effective. They also have a lot of seating and wifi, so it’s a great place for a work break or to grab a cheap meal with a friend. Good for: breakfast, lunch, dinner Photo by Reggie M. // Yelp Brooklyn Bagel 3614 30th Ave, Astoria, NY 11103 Bagels are cheap as hell, and if you’re going to indulge in the carbs, do it here. Mini bagels with one of their amazing cream cheeses will cost less than $4,($3.50 plus tax~big bagels with flavored cream cheeses are $4 plus tax). The reason I first entered Brooklyn Bagel was because they had Girl Scout Cookie Samoa cream cheese. You can also grab a Greek yogurt bowl or oatmeal for less than $5 and sandwiches and paninis range from $5-$10. They also often run specials like $2 Latte Tuesdays, have pretty decent wifi, and a good amount of seating. Good for: breakfast, lunch Photo by Crescencio B. // Yelp What are your fav cheap and quick but still delicious places on 30th? Share in the comments! Twitter Facebook Email Print astoria bagelsastoria bakeryAstoria cheap eatsbrooklyn bagelCreateel grillfood on 30th avenueIl Fornaio Bakery CaféJerusalem Pita House 10 Comments Leandra Jordan June 22nd, 2015 Forget 30th Ave…How about Astoria Blvd…. BZ Grill Amaaaaaazing! Reply Funda June 22nd, 2015 Any Brooklyn Bagel also has $1 any size Coffee for the Month of June on Tuesdays! Reply leilaD June 13th, 2015 Mezqute 4506 30th Avenue should have definitely made this list! Reply Lauren June 12th, 2015 I don’t know if this qualifies as cheap, but the sandwiches at Sorriso’s on 30th Ave and 45th St are gigantic and I always get two meals out of them. Plus while you’re waiting for them to make your sandwich they always slip you a ton of free samples so it’s like a free snack before the meal! Reply Donald Flex June 11th, 2015 Hey Emily…tough crowd here, eh? There’s also a Brooklyn Bagels at 35-09 Ditmars Blvd fyi. Reply Hannah Smith June 11th, 2015 The pizza place inside the deli! Reply Emily Miethner June 11th, 2015 Which deli, Hannah? Reply frankie June 10th, 2015 How about putting the addresses of these places??? Reply Seth June 10th, 2015 My comment exactly……just moved to Astoria right off of 30th Avenue. I recall seeing some of these places, but don’t remember exactly where they are. Yes, we could google them, but providing the addresses would be useful! Reply Emily Miethner June 10th, 2015 Locations added! The titles also link to their Yelp profiles for quick info. Congrats on the move to 30th Ave. It’s a great Ave to be by! 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.