Astoria, Restaurants Apr 28, 2017 Chop Chop Grub Shop Arrives on Ditmars A new restaurant called Chop Chop Grub Shop has opened on Ditmars Blvd in Astoria. Share this Scoop by Meg Cotner total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print A new restaurant called Chop Chop Grub Shop has opened on Ditmars Blvd in Astoria. by Meg Cotner Share this Scoop total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print Related scoops 21+ of the Best Places to Eat Outdoors in Astoria & Long Island City 25 Places to Hang Out with Big Groups in Astoria 60 Beans is Open! Photo credit: Nicole Panettieri A new restaurant has arrived on Ditmars called Chop Chop Grub Shop, which opened a couple of weeks ago. I was first alerted to it when my friend C-J talked about their all day brunch and a delicious dinner he had. In his words, “In short, the food is really terrific! I had the pancakes and chicken and my husband had the duck sandwich. The skewer and deviled egg appetizers were also great! Service is on point and they will have their liquor license soon.” It’s located in the old Nature’s Taste location, which we profiled back in 2014—it seemed that their tenure on Ditmars was full of fits and starts, though the semi-private buying club did ok. Chop Chop Grub Shop originally was in business in Crown Heights Brooklyn (known for their Cuban sandwich, which is on the Astoria menu, too) and closed there in December 2014 after being open for about a year. During that time they experienced some controversy, which they apologized for, and I hope by now they’ve learned not to make the same mistake twice. Here is how they see themselves: “Chop Chop Grub Shop is a modern American lunch counter and takeout eatery in Astoria, Queens, focusing on scratch cooking, locality and seasonality. Freshness is our top priority, reflected in our petite kitchen, with an emphasis on top quality ingredients and perfectionistic execution. Chef Malcom Sanz, using his internationally influenced palate—New York City by way of Argentina, Toronto and Atlanta– and deep-rooted passion for good food, creates a diverse and delectable menu” Intrepid correspondent Nicole from The Brass Owl sent us some photos of their menus as posted—brunch and other food they offer. Click to enlarge. Photo credit: Nicole Panettieri Photo credit: Nicole Panettieri The food sounds good and seems like it’s worth checking out. What do you think about this newcomer to the Ditmars strip? Have you eaten there? Will you eat there? Let us know in the comments. Chop Chop Grub Shop (35-07 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria) chopchopgrubshop.com | Facebook | Twitter | Yelp Twitter Facebook Email Print Chop Chop Grub ShopDitmars BlvdNew Americanopeningsseasonal 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 21+ of the Best Places to Eat Outdoors in Astoria & Long Island City 25 Places to Hang Out with Big Groups in Astoria 60 Beans is Open! 3 Comments Breuk Iversen December 18th, 2017 Stopped in after their reopening a week ago. It’s the BEST BURGER I’ve ever had in Astoria, Queens (5 year resident). Brought a friend there and the same response I’ve had, he had. It’s a raucous-menagerie-carnival in your mouth. Reply Doreen Naor May 1st, 2017 Hard to tell if there’s a vegan option, but otherwise always fun to try new places :) Reply Breuk Iversen December 18th, 2017 There are vegan options amuck. Chef Malcom Sanz is from Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY (yogi friendly). 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.