Astoria, Best Of Astoria May 09, 2016 Best of Astoria 2016 Winners See who triumphed in the 2016 edition of We Heart Astoria’s Best of Astoria competition! Share this Scoop by Meg Cotner total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print See who triumphed in the 2016 edition of We Heart Astoria’s Best of Astoria competition! by Meg Cotner Share this Scoop total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print Related scoops Best of Astoria 2013 Winners 2014 Best of Astoria – The Winners Best of Astoria 2015 – The Winners Well, the time has come to post the winners of this year’s Best of Astoria competition. The party’s over and we had the best time tonight with all our guests, and huge thanks to our host, The Pomeroy. Big congrats to all who were nominated this year, and especially to those who won. We look forward to shopping, eating, and visiting all these businesses and organizations have to offer. Thanks again for another terrific Best of Astoria! And now for the winners (and their runners up). UPDATE: here is a complete list of the top 5 finalists in each category. Favorite Astoria Restaurant: Sac’s Place Runner up: Il Bambino Favorite Greek Restaurant: Taverna Kyclades Runner up: MP Taverna Favorite Mexican Restaurant: Mojave Runner up: Pachanga Patterson Favorite Thai Restaurant: Pye Boat Noodle Runner up: Enthaice Favorite Vegetarian/Vegan Friendly Restaurant: Seva Runner up: Bareburger Favorite Brunch: Queens Comfort Runner up: Sugar Freak Favorite Bar: Sweet Afton Runner up: The Bonnie Favorite Coffee Shop/Café: Astoria Coffee Runner up: 60 Beans Favorite Wine Store: Grand Liquors Runner up: Astoria Wine and Spirits Favorite Natural Foods Store: Greenbay Runner up: Broadway Natural Favorite Bakery: Martha’s Country Bakery Runner up: Parisi Favorite Bagel Shop: Brooklyn Bagels Runner up: Lots O Bagels Favorite Burger Joint: Bareburger Runner up: Burger Club Favorite Pizzeria: Sac’s Place Runner up: Milkflower Favorite Boutique: Lockwood Runner up: The Brass Owl Favorite Yoga Studio: Yoga Agora Runner up: The Giving Tree Favorite Gym: Blink Fitness Runner up: NY Sports Club Favorite Hair Salon/Stylist: SPACE Runner up: Gigi Salon Favorite Place to Experience the Arts: MOMI Runner up: Socrates Sculpture Park Favorite Local Instagram: @astoryofastoria Runner up: @queenseats Favorite New Arrival (2015): Diamond Dogs Runner up: Burnside Biscuits Twitter Facebook Email Print best ofBest of Astoria winners 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. Related scoops Best of Astoria 2013 Winners 2014 Best of Astoria – The Winners Best of Astoria 2015 – The Winners 9 Comments Skip Seglipse May 24th, 2016 Wow these restaurants. Sac’s as the best Astoria restaurant? Their pizza is good, but for a coal fired oven the crust is never crisp, always floppy. Bareburger sucks. It’s the most overrated place to come around in the last 5+ years. Their success is confounding to me. I’ve never had a good burger there. Burger club exceeds them in every way (except for making completely unverifiable claims about everything being organic). Reply Funky Murmaid May 23rd, 2016 Some of y’all need to relax. These are all fine places. Some are my faves, some are not. I go where I like, and you should, too. But feel free to tell us other places you enjoy without shitting on the winners of this arbitrary poll. We all love Astoria. Reply Emily May 11th, 2016 Space? this salon is a disaster… Reply Dorkazoid May 10th, 2016 I was born and raised in Astoria. Are you joking me with these choices? Reply Shawn May 10th, 2016 Wow, I had no idea my neighbors had such mediocre taste. How are Queens Kickshaw, Gregory’s 26 Corner taverna, Petey’s, Mar’s, Chela y Garnacha, and Vesta not on this list anywhere? Sac’s is pretty good but nowhere near as good as Milkflower or Antika. Bareburger has almost never actually cooked my meat to the temperature I ordered. I’m disappointed Astoria. Reply Mackenzi Farquer May 10th, 2016 Many of the ones you mentioned made it to the nomination round, and are all great local spots Astorians love. Reply christopher cummings May 10th, 2016 I agree, very surprised at some of these, I guess this shows how many people have moved here that don’t know the real places. Reply Jordan May 10th, 2016 The best local Instagram has a typo it’s @astoryofastoria Reply Mackenzi Farquer May 10th, 2016 Thanks! On it. 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.