Astoria, Best Of Astoria
Mar 28, 2016

Nominate the Best of Astoria 2016

We Heart Astoria’s Best of Astoria 2016 is back! Nominate your favorite restaurants, shops, and cultural institutions in Astoria.

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It’s that time again, Astoria—Best of Astoria time! For the fourth year in a row, we invite you to nominate your local favorites for our 2016 Best of Astoria list. We put you in the driver’s seat to show us your must-go-to bests in the neighborhood including restaurants, shops, and cultural institutions.

But on to the nominations. Please fill out your top choices for the categories below by Wednesday, April 6. We’ll tally the votes and announce the finalists with a chance for you to vote on the tops in each category later in April. We look forward to learning about your favorites!

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.


jorge Meneses

Amigos,, I want to vote for TOCANYC,,
can not find the option on your site,,
where is this??

jorge Meneses

When will you have category for “Best Peruvian restaurant” ?


Food trucks are an astoria staple, with some of the best trucks in all of nyc… See king souvlaki, king falafel, king of tacos! There should be a food truck category!


Why is there no food truck category? King Souvlaki on 31st and 31st is one of the best trucks in the city let alone astoria!


With all due respect. Food trucks should be considered as an essential category. Most food trucks are more popular than actual stores and working on a food truck is no easy job.


food trucks are definitely a more essential category than “favorite place to experience the arts”


William Hallet is the best restaurant, has the best brunch, has a great bar! Favorite place in Astoria, hands down.

Jose F Cabrera

Keep loving Astoria. Great place, great food, great spirit, great people be noce to one and other.

Laurie Kim

I’d vote for Il Bambino in every category if it fit. It’s my all-time favorite place in Astoria, hands down. The food, (which consists of panini and crostini, with some fun soups and salad to join the party,) is always amazing. The menu has some standard favorites, but there are always some new menu choices. The atmosphere is very “village” and the owners and staff take the time to make you feel as though you’re visiting old friends. Love Love Love Il Bambino!!!

Joseph Del Balzo

Loving the explosion of the coffee scene but unfortunately the newest restaurants just aren’t that good – like 60 beans dinner and burnside biscuits. Hoping for a great 2016!


Thanks for continuing to have this “Best of” series – I wish there was a “Favorite Beer Store” category, though (if only to shed more light on the awesomeness that is Astoria Bier and Cheese)…

As a Burnside enthusiast, I disagree with the below Burnside Biscuits comment – their roast carrots, their roast broccoli and their chicken sandwich with a side of paprika sauce are seriously amazing.


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