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Sep 10, 2010 09:18 PM

Outer Boro Best Bites

The title says it all. I would love to hear all your thoughts especially underground flushing places, but anything goes here as long as it's in the boros (excluding manhattan).
Here are a few of mine
Delhi Heights (Jackson heights)-Chicken Makhani
Zenon Taverna (Astoria)-Pastichio
Sanford's Restaurant (Astoria)-Banana Caramel Cheesecake Xangos
A Taste of Shanghai (Flushing)-Pork Shoulder with Brown Sauce
Patacon Pisao (Elmhurst)-Pernil Patacon
Xtasis(Corona)-Cholado Super Xtasis con Helado
Pies n Thigh (Williamsburg)s-Chicken Biscuit

Pies 'n' Thighs
166 S 4th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

34-10 31st Ave, Queens, NY 11106

30-13 Broadway, Queens, NY 11106

82-12 Northern Blvd, Queens, NY 11372

A Taste of Shanghai
39-07 Prince St, Queens, NY 11354

Delhi Heights
37-66 74th St, Queens, NY 11372

Patacon Pisao
85-22 Grand Ave, Queens, NY 11373

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  1. Spicy and Tasty (flushing)-cold sesame noodles and shrimp w/turnips
    Wafa's (Forest Hills)-tabouleh, spinach pie, hummos, falafel, stuffed cabbage, bulgher
    Full Moon Pizzaria (Bronx) long stemmed artichoke slice--so many great slices...
    Timmy's Frozen Custard (Corona) Best Vanilla Milkshake, ever.
    Mama's Empanada Cafe (Corona-Van Duren) Madura Cheese Empanada w/hot sauce
    Sripiphrai (Woodside) Shrimp w/Green Curry--no eggplant just bamboo shoots and peppers
    Shrimp w/garlic and pepper and coconut rice--with iced tea
    De Mole (sunnyside)-best coconut flan, and orange flan, ever
    Pio Pio (Woodhaven or Jackson Heights) chicken and killer green sauce
    Titan (astoria)best Melamakarona cookies
    Utopia Bagels (whitestone) best bagels and bialys
    too tired to think of any more at the moment....

    Utopia Bagels
    19-09 Utopia Pkwy, Queens, NY 11357

    Pio Pio
    84-02 Northern Blvd, Queens, NY 11372

    Pio Pio
    62-30 Woodhaven Blvd, Queens, NY 11374

    Spicy & Tasty
    39-07 Prince St, Queens, NY 11354

    Titan Foods
    25-56 31st St, Queens, NY 11102

    64-13 39th Ave, Queens, NY 11377

    Full Moon Pizzeria
    600 E 187th St, Bronx, NY 10458

    Empanadas Cafe
    56-27 Van Doren St, Queens, NY 11368

    De Mole
    45-02 48th Ave, Queens, NY 11377

    Mama's Empanadas
    42-18 Greenpoint Ave, Queens, NY 11104

    Timmy O's
    49-07 104th St, Queens, NY 11368

    100-05 Metropolitan Ave, Queens, NY 11375

      1. re: Jeffsayyes

        when i click on your link it just brings me back to the outer boros home page.

        1. re: daffyduck

          We need to do what they do on the LA board- get users to vote and come out with an annual Ultimate Outer Boroughs (instead of Ultimate LA) list. We need a champion to lead this effort!

        2. Would like to add the chicken and rice at the Falafel King of Astoria. I recently saw a top 5 eats in brooklyn. hope this thread picks up i'd love to know more good eats throughout the boros.

          King of Falafel & Shawarma
          Broadway 30th St, Queens, NY 11106

          1. I'll add a few for Queens.
            New Park Pizza (Howard Beach)
            Rosa's (Middle Village)
            Fresh Meadows Pizza - everything is good there
            Centre Pizza (Little Neck)

            Italian Restaurants:
            Trattoria L'Incontro (Astoria)
            Piccola Venezia (Astoria) - old school style & decor

            Bagel Oasis (Fresh Meadows)

            Fontana's Famous Pizza & Gyro (Flushing)

            Cannelle Patissserie (Jackson Heights) - French OMG!
            Sugar Bun (Howard Beach) - Italian
            Buttercooky (Franklin Square) - Italian just over the border in Nassau

            Irish stuff:
            Butcher Block in Sunnyside for all things Irish - boiling bacon, Irish sausages, cheese, bread...

            Ice Cream:
            Eddie's Sweet Shop (Forest Hills) - old fashioned ice cream shop

            Piccola Venezia
            42-01 28th Ave, Queens, NY 11103

            Trattoria L'Incontro
            21-76 31st St, Queens, NY 11105

            New Park Pizza
            156-71 Cross Bay Blvd, Queens, NY 11414

            Rosa's Pizza
            75-59 Metropolitan Ave, Queens, NY 11379

            Eddie's Sweet Shop
            105-29 Metropolitan Ave, Queens, NY 11375

            Bagel Oasis
            183-12 Horace Harding Expy, Queens, NY 11365

            Butcher Block
            43-46 41st St, Queens, NY 11104

            Cannelle Patisserie
            75-59 31st Ave, Queens, NY 11370

            Fontana Famous Pizza & Gyro
            20002 Northern Blvd, Queens, NY 11361

            Sugar Bun Bake Shop
            156-22 Cross Bay Blvd, Queens, NY 11414

            Centre Pizza
            254-25 Horace Harding Expy, Queens, NY 11362

            Bagel Oasis
            18312 Horace Harding Expy, Fresh Meadows, NY 11365

            Fresh Meadows Pizzeria
            195-09 69th Ave, Queens, NY 11365

            1. My favs -- with the catch that they are all veg.-friendly and in Queens (represent!):

              Hunan Kitchen of Grand Sichuan, Flushing (hot & spicy; dishes I've never seen elsewhere; a Chinese colleague took me here just before the Times' review came out)

              Arepas Cafe, Astoria (don't miss their guasacaca, aka green crack sauce!)

              Zenon Taverna, Astoria 31st Ave. (one of the few veg.-friendly Greek/Cypriot places in the 'hood -- esp. during Lent:


              Maharaja, Jax Heights (best Indian sweets in the 'hood -- huge selection; decent chaat, but greasy food)

              Ornella Trattoria, Astoria Ditmars (inventive Italian dishes you don't see elsehwere -- e.g., chickpea flour pasta, a dedicated veg. menu, and a great owner!)

              Ploy Thai, Elmhurst (light, flavorful, authentic Thai food & they get the "no fish sauce" thing for vegetarians)

              Ganesh Temple Canteen, Flushing (still some of the tastiest, most authentic Indian cuisine in the city -- and extremely cheap too!)

              Linn (Japanese), Astoria (beautiful, amazing food -- if you're veg, don't miss the tofu made at your table; you will wonder if you're really still in Astoria!)

              Cheburechnaya, Rego Park (Bukharian/Tajiki/Russian -- lots of salads and fried/baked pastries for veg. eaters; delicious skewered meats, dumplings, and noodle soups for meat eaters)

              Ganesh Temple Canteen
              45-57 Bowne St, Queens, NY 11355

              Arepas Cafe
              33-07 36th Ave, Queens, NY 11106

              92-09 63rd Dr, Queens, NY 11374

              34-10 31st Ave, Queens, NY 11106

              Ploy Thai
              81-40 Broadway, Queens, NY 11373

              29-13 Broadway, Queens, NY 11106

              Maharaja Sweets and Snacks
              7310 37th Ave, Queens, NY 11372

              29-17 23rd Ave, Queens, NY 11105

              Hunan Kitchen of Grand Sichuan
              42-47 Main St, Queens, NY 11355

              3 Replies
              1. re: CitySpoonful

                Hi CitySpoonful,

                Although I am not a vegetarian, some of my favorites in Queens happen to have remarkably delicious vegetarian options and I highly recommend them.

                First, if you haven't been, go to Wafa's in Forest Hills on Metropolitan Avenue. You can get a full-on Lebanese vegetarian sample-fest here and not feel the least bit deprived. There's a LOT that is wonderful though my personal favorites include the fattoush, the okra, the hummus and the mousakaha. Here is their website:


                Also, once they reopen on April 26th (following a short vacation) I recommend the all-vegan, all-raw, all the time Organic Village on Cooper Avenue in Glendale. There, my absolute favorites include the Thai coconut "noodles," the "burrito," and be sure to save room for the truly amazing raw chocolate mousse. Wow. Here is their website:


                Both of these options are a little off the beaten path. Wafa's is about a 15-block walk from the 71st/Continental Avenue stop off of the E, F, M, or R trains. Organic Village is best reached either by car or by bus (the Q45, Q54, and Q29 all stop nearby according the the MTA map).

                Hope you'll check these places out. They're both worth the trip!


                Glendale is hungry...

                100-05 Metropolitan Ave, Queens, NY 11375

                Organic Village
                79-15 Cooper Ave, Queens, NY 11385

                1. re: CitySpoonful

                  glad this thread is picking up a little. would also like to add the muslim lamb chops at Fu Run

                  Fu Run
                  40-09 Prince St, Queens, NY 11354

                  1. re: CitySpoonful

                    Hold on City I gotta get my passport...