Astoria, Bakeries, Brunch, Coffee, Dessert, Food and Drink, Food Talk, Long Island City, Markets, Mexican, Restaurants, Sushi and Japanese, Vegetarian and Vegan Jul 14, 2015 Astoria Clean Eating: Top 20 Places to Get Your Health On Like so many other 24 year olds, I’m always trying to jump on the health-kick bandwagon. What do you do though when you live in a neighborhood with an abundance (…) Share this Scoop by WHA Guest total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print Like so many other 24 year olds, I’m always trying to jump on the health-kick bandwagon. What do you do though when you live in a neighborhood with an abundance (…) by WHA Guest Share this Scoop total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print Related scoops ICYMI, QWNS Cafe is Open Best of Astoria 2016- Mackenzi’s Picks A Casual Pizza Party at Post Scriptum Pizza Shop Like so many other 24 year olds, I’m always trying to jump on the health-kick bandwagon. What do you do though when you live in a neighborhood with an abundance of options for absurdly delicious, and quite possibly not so healthy food and drinks? Never fear, Astoria is also a place where healthy eating can also fall under the same category of absurdly delicious. Better yet, no matter what the situation—whether you’re in a hurry, want to cook, or even want to eat out with your friends—there’s always an option for clean eating! 1. Best Market: Photo Courtesy of Peter E. You can be sure to find fresh produce and meat, and all other household products you may need at this large one-stop grocery store. 19-30 37th St. Astoria, NY 11105 (718) 721-7500 Hours: 7:00am-10:00pm Daily 2. Bravo International Supermarkets: Photo Courtesy of Claudia C. Customers love the reasonable prices this market has to offer for their variety of crisp produce, clean meats, creamy cheeses, and other international specialty foods. 34-12 34th St. Astoria, NY 11106 (718) 784-8420 Hours: 7:00am-10:00pm Daily 3. Create: Photo Courtesy of Reggie M. Mix and match salads, quinoa bowls, sandwiches, and burgers for a healthy and on-the-go alternative to fast food. 36-3 30th Ave. Astoria, NY 11103 (718) 204-0333 Hours: 8:00am-9:30pm Daily 4. Fresh Start Organic Market: Photo Courtesy of Yuri C. This small organic store tucked away on 23rd Ave. and 31st is a total find. They have fresh in-store baked goods as well as smoothies, empanadas, salads, quinoa, rice, spinach pies, & more. The store offers a small variety of organic foods from produce, to frozen meats, to organic brown rice pastas. They also have cabinets of vitamins and other natural supplements. 29-12 23th Ave. Astoria, NY 11105 (718) 204-7868 Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7:30am-9:00pm, Sat. 9:00am-8:00pm, Sun. 11:00am-4:00pm 5. Fusion Juice Bar: Photo Courtesy of Florentino O. This juice bar has it all. From great service to fun and adventurous smoothies, acai bowls, salads, and wraps, you can’t go wrong. 30-93 38th St. Astoria, NY 11103 (347) 642-5351 Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7:00am-10:00pm, Sat.-Sun. 7:00am-8:00pm 6. Ginger Organic Juice Bar: Photo Courtesy of Gee L. The organic juice bar—owned by Grand Café—offers a variety of invigorating, fresh-pressed juices, smoothies and acai bowls. They know just what kind of flavors to mix to get the most out of their natural ingredients. 37-01 30th Ave. Astoria, NY 11103 (718) 777-0626 Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7:00am-1:00am, Sat.-Sun. 8:00am-1:00am 7. Greenbay Marketplace: Photo Courtesy of Alaine M. This growing force in the Broadway area has a compact variety of produce basics and a deli. Where they really shine is their large selection of organic specialty items. 32-06 Broadway Astoria, NY 11106 (718) 204-6400 Hours: Open 24 hours 8. Jujube Tree: Photo Courtesy of Cara L. A tasty vegan option that vegans, vegetarians, and even meat-eaters love. 35-02 30th Ave. Astoria, NY 11103 (718) 545-1888 Hours: Mon. Closed, Tues.-Wed. 4:00pm-10pm, Thurs.-Fri. :00pm-11:00pm, Sat. 12:00pm-11:30pm, Sun. 12:00pm-10:30pm 9. Maizal: Photo Courtesy of @Maizal_Restaurant Maizal is a great place to go if you’re hankering for a night out or brunch with friends. The Mexican restaurant offers a large variety of protein-packed and veggie-heavy meals made with very fresh ingredients. Skip the cheese and cream and you have a healthy, authentic, Mexican option. 32-07 34th Ave. Astoria, NY 11106 (718) 406-9431 Hours: Mon. Closed, Tues.-Weds. 4:00pm-10:00pm, Thurs.-Fri. 4:00pm-11:00pm, Sat. 11:00am-11:00pm, Sun. 11:00am-10:00pm 10. Manavi: Photo Courtesy of @manavigourmet This market is a fairly recent addition to the Astoria neighborhood. They have a flourishing variety of vegetables and fruit, as well as some other basics. 23-38 31st St. Astoria, NY 11105 (718) 626-2841 Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 6:00am-10:00pm, Fri.-Sat. 6:00am-12:00am 11. MP Taverna: Photo Courtesy of @mptaverna_ny This Greek restaurant is one of my go-to’s for brunch. Although the drink deal is great, I love coming here for the different options of healthy breakfasts. They offer tasty baked eggs and delectable, light salads. 31-29 Ditmars Blvd. Astoria, NY 11105 (718) 777-2187 Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 12:00pm-11:00pm, Fri. 12:00pm-12:00am, Sat. 11:00am-12:00am, Sun. 11:00am-10:00pm 12. Ovelia: Photo Courtesy of Michel Dominguez Another Greek favorite, Ovelia offers organic Mediterranean food for all meals. Their salmon is a must for a light lunch or dinner meal. 34-01 30th Ave. Astoria, NY 11103 (718) 721-7217 Hours: 9:30am-4:00am Daily 13. Sai Organics: Photo Courtesy of Paul L. Sai Organics offers a little bit of most things. They have fresh produce, grains, nuts, as well as vegan sandwiches and baked goods. You’ll love the family-owned market not just for the heavenly food, but for the friendly atmosphere as well. 30-21 30th Ave. Astoria, NY 11102 (718) 278-1726 Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7:00am-9:00pm, Sat. 8:00am-9:00pm, Sun. 10:00am-6:00pm 14. Soho Café and Grill: Photo Courtesy of Mark B. At Soho you can order the food on the go or sit down at their restaurant. Like Create, they offer food fast, but their salads are to die for. The portions are big and the ratio of veggie to meat to sauce is perfectly even. 22-15 31st St. Astoria, NY 11105 (718) 728-8883 Hours: Mon.-Sat. 8:00am-11:00pm, Sun. 8:00am-10:00pm 15. Sweet Jane’s: Photo Courtesy of @terryhope Everyone needs a little dessert now and then. Sweet Jane’s offers guilt free vegan ice creams and sorbets. Pop in and cool down with one of these sweet treats without stressing over your bikini bod. 27-17 24th Ave. Astoria, NY 11105 (347) 848-0292 Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 12:00pm-10:00pm, Fri.-Sun. 12:00pm-11:00pm 16. Tropical Deli & Grill: Photo Courtesy of Tropical Deli & Grill If an organic store and a bodega had a baby it would be Tropical Deli & Grill. They have smoothies, salads, sandwiches, but also healthy snacks that you can grab in a hurry like Greek-yogurt protein shakes or chia seed vegetable chips. 22-33 31st St. Astoria, NY 11105 (718) 777-1157 Hours: Mon.-Sat. 7:00am-11:00pm, Sun. 7:00am-6:00pm 17. United Brother’s Fruit Market: Photo Courtesy of @traviscoan Astoria’s most beloved fresh produce market has a huge selection of vegetables, fruits, and herbs. Let’s not forget that they are also open 24/7. 32-24 30th Ave. Astoria, NY 11102 (718) 932-9876 Hours: Open 24 Hours 18. Vitality Health and Natural Market: Photo Courtesy of John S. Another 24-hour establishment, this organic market offers affordable produce, a hot bar, and other tasty treats. 46-03 Broadway Astoria, NY 11103 (718) 274-0239 Hours: Open 24 Hours 19. Vesta: Photo Courtesy of Vesta This is a great local Italian restaurant that makes their dishes with some of the fresh produce from the Greenpoint Warehouse Roof Farm. The salads are delightful and the veggies are so rich and savory. Don’t miss it! 21-02 30th Ave. Astoria, NY 11102 (718) 545-5550 Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 5:00pm-10:00pm, Fri. 5:00pm-11:00pm, Sat. 11:00am-3:00pm & 4:00pm-11:00pm, Sun. 11:00am-3:00pm & 4:00pm-10:00pm 20. Watawa: Photo Courtesy of @mar3186 Watawa is a perfect alternative for a healthy date night. They have some of the freshest sushi in Astoria and other options like steamed vegetables and steak that aren’t boring. 33-10 Ditmars Blvd. Astoria, NY 11105 (718) 545-9596 Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 11:30am-11:00pm, Fri.-Sat. 11:30am-12:00am, Sun. 12:30pm-11:00pm Bonus: Food Cellar in LIC Photo Courtesy of @koray_ersin If you’re willing to make the trek to Long Island City, the Food Cellar is an organic superstore haven. They even have options like flaxseed flour and quinoa pasta. This is a great store for that item that is otherwise just impossible to find. 4-85 47th Rd. Long Island City, NY 11101 (718) 545-9596 Hours: 8:00am-10:00pm Daily Where do you go for healthy alternatives? Let us know in the comments. Twitter Facebook Email Print clean eatingdelifreshfruitgrocery storehealth foodhealthyjuicesmeatorganicproducesaladssmoothiesveganvegetablesvegetarian Related scoops ICYMI, QWNS Cafe is Open Best of Astoria 2016- Mackenzi’s Picks A Casual Pizza Party at Post Scriptum Pizza Shop 2 Comments Ashley H. July 15th, 2015 Hi! Just wanted to let you know that there is a typo in the address for Sweet Jane’s. It is actually on 24th Ave (not 34th), and it truly is delicious! :) I Reply Hannah Smith July 15th, 2015 Vesta: Great food but how are vegetables slathered in a bacon vinaigrette “healthy”?! 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.