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Help - office is moving to Queensboro Plaza - any lunch, coffee options?

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emilie01 Apr 7, 2011 06:04 AM

Hi Chowhounds - my office is moving into a new building near Queensboro Plaza, and the pickings for lunch and coffee seem pretty dire. I know that there are a lot of great places in LIC, but they are all in the Vernon-Jackson area, which is still ~15-20 minutes walk from the office. Does anybody have any recommendations of places to go within 5 minutes of Queensboro Plaza? Thanks in advance!

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  1. johnk RE: emilie01 Apr 7, 2011 04:23 PM

    Sage General Store is only about a 3-4 block walk .
    Great lunch spot.
    Regards,
    JK

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    Sage General Store
    24-20 Jackson Ave, Queens, NY 11101

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      Pookipichu RE: emilie01 Apr 7, 2011 07:26 PM

      LIC Market is wonderful, seasonal and local ingredients, well prepared and the interiors are charming. Punjabi Five Star Diner is solid and has lunch buffet.

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      Five Star Diner
      13-05 43rd Ave, Queens, NY 11101

      LIC Market
      21-52 44th Dr, Queens, NY 11101

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        2slices RE: Pookipichu Apr 15, 2011 07:33 AM

        Big 2nd for 5 star. Dont plan on eating dinner that night. Sage is good too, but expensive for what it is.

      2. Joe MacBu RE: emilie01 Apr 7, 2011 09:00 PM

        Burger Garage
        http://aht.seriouseats.com/archives/2...

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        The Burger Garage
        25-36 Jackson Ave, Queens, NY 11101

        1. Jeffsayyes RE: emilie01 Apr 8, 2011 05:04 PM

          Yes, isn't it ridiculous how few options there are around there?? considering how big citibank is. They have a terrible cafeteria there. I worked for about 2 weeks next to the courts and here's what I did there: http://www.yelp.com/list/lic-4-u-and-...

          you know, it probably doesnt help you that much actually. my 2 fav spots are closed: Oh so good and Queens fried chicken ( i think is closed)

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            emilie01 RE: emilie01 Apr 11, 2011 06:05 AM

            Thanks for the suggestions - I will check them all out once we move there!

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