From the article: Eating in Astoria, Queens: Restaurants, Cafes, Bakeries, and Markets
Astoria, the neighborhood on the tongues of a lot of New Yorkers, has too many tastes for a single reviewer. Where do you go out to eat? What's your favorite Greek or Italian restaurant? Your favorite in Little Egypt? What about the Mexican delis and taco trucks? Please share your favorites. Share Your Tastes
regarding the rentals in Astoria
- I have been renting the apartments in Astoria for 3 years. The prices on the real estate were high back in 2010 and it went up a lot since than. The area has developed a lot and many of new restaurants and businesses have opened as well, which shows the health of the neighborhood. The average price on the 1-bedrooms is $1600 now, moreover if we are talking about the brand new buildings you should not be surprised by number of $2300 or more. Its lovely community and once you know the area you would come back. I have a lot of clients who had lived in Astoria and had to move out for different reasons but they are looking to come back now.
- —Guest Margarita Kostenkova
sorry to tell you, but...
- S'Agapo has been closed for years, and Mundo just closed as of October 1st. Give Cafe Triskell a try at 36th Ave & 33rd Street.
- —Guest jason
- It's terrible. If you want pizza, try Gino's. Much less ambiance, but way better food.
- —Guest KAW
It's like Michigan in NYC
- Astoria used to be awesome. Until it got overrun by very-vanilla, very dull, midwestern transplants. They're all like carbon copies of each other but each one thinks that THEY are it - THE eccentric NY'er. Ugh! Gimme a break. Nowadays in Astoria you feel as if you're walking down a street in Michigan or Minnesota. Oh, and by the way, the WASP transplants have driven the prices up to Manhattan levels too. L-A-M-E!
- —Guest Phil
- Parisi! I live just 2 blocks from this classic neighborhood bakery, and it is a staple in my Astoria neighborhood. Warm service, warm bread, and super affordable prices--this is a must visit for Astorians!
- —Guest Ashley
- Ok - It's silly, but I was super pumped to see this place has mini black and white cookies. Now I don't feel guilty when splurging on my favorite sweet treat! (And they're amazing!!)
- —Guest Kara
- Nothing starts my day like stopping by Parisi Bakery right by the train stop at 31st and Broadway. The smell of fresh baked bread, the friendliest smiles and a great cup of coffee greet me each morning. I've gone to Parisi for years now and find it's the best whether I'm looking for a fresh loaf of bread to go with dinner, delicious baked goods for a special event, or a quick cup of Lavazza on the go. A true gem in the neighborhood.
Parisi Bakery is Awesome!
- I love Parisi Bakery. Great coffee, amazing cookies and fresh bread at affordable prices! What could be better! Try their cannoli cookie. Amazing!!!
- —Guest Melissa J.
- If you want to try the most delicious Empanadas in New York, then venture off to Astoria and try Got Empanadas. They are located at 25-08 34th Avenue, Astoria NY 11106. By far the tastiest, freshest dough you will ever taste.
- —Guest Ravenswood
Please, It's Rose and Joe's!!!
- Please, use the correct name. And it is fantastic.
- —Guest Gloria
S'Agapo in Astoria~34-31 34th Ave
- Have not been in a long time as we lived out of state for past two years - but we look forward to returning to S'Agapo in Astoria! Their appetizers, seafood (including non breaded octopus) was incredible! A real home style environment adds to the comfort of this neighborhood gem!
- —Guest jmsmith718
I second Mundo!
- I've only ever been once, and that was enough to make me a fan. Everything I had was delicious, the food was reasonably priced, and the signature Red Sonja definitely doesn't disappoint!
- —Guest Arianna
- The service is great and more importantly the food is fresh and delicious. Ambience is wonderful. Great for families or just for a table for two.
- —Guest Virginia
- MUNDO! on 32nd St and Broadway. Amazing homemade vegetarian food.
- —Guest Sarah
ROSE AND JOE’S BAKERY
- 31st Street between Ditmars and 23rd Avenue. Roe’s and Joe’s is a family owned Italian bakery serving the best semolina, french, and speciality breads in Queens, no contest. However, it’s best kept secret is the sicilian PIZZA served at the back of the bakery. I am Italian and grew up in astoria, my grandmother from Sicily used to make pizza from scratch and this is very close to how it tastes. Also, try the biscotti it’s not better than Villabate in Bensonhurst but pretty good.
- —Guest sal