Who’s joining the neighborhood?
Who’s joining the neighborhood? Restaurants are moving in fast and we’re here to keep you in the loop. Are you with me?
Milk and Cream Cereal Bar
Now, this is beyond fun to take pictures of as well as to chow down. It combines your favorite ice cream flavor with a cereal topping of your choice! Or, trust the experts and go with any one of their signature specials, like the Chocolate Smore’s Galore or Cookie Crisp Carnival. Every creation is to die (or to melt) for.
25-88 Steinway St. / @milkandcreambar
Coco Bubble Tea
This is their 17th (!) location, so you already know it’s a hit. Their dairy-free bubble milk is suitable for everyone and along with being delicious, they’re visually appealing. Their most popular drinks are 2 Ladies (milk tea with bubbles and pudding) and 3 Guys, which has the same ingredients plus an addition of grass jelly! If you want something a bit more Instagram-worthy, go for their QQ Milk Tea, which is topped off with colorful sweet potato and taro tapioca. The whole staff is super friendly and if you’re in need of suggestions, they’re happy to help you narrow it down.
3310 Broadway /718.255.1772
Bad Habits Astoria
We’re particularly excited for this one: a unique Dominican sushi experience! In addition to indulging the raw bar, make sure to taste their La Yola, a whole plantain stuffed with shrimp! Their sushi creations are unique, filling, and perfect for seafood lovers who want their fair share of shrimp. They had me at sushi! Are you intrigued yet?
32-03 Broadway /347.738.5989
Cookies with a twist. Most are shaped like flowers with a delicious filling inside, but the real show-stopper is their $1,000 cookie. Yup, you read that right. Maybe take your vacation savings and instead, order one of their golden-covered, red velvet cookies filled with Ruby chocolate ganache. On the opposite side of the spectrum, you can also try their very reasonably priced Mocha Caramel Macchiato or Pistachio White Chocolate cookie – just as delicious and won’t break the bank!
36-11 Ditmars Blvd. / @duchesscookiesnyc
Kung Fu Tea
We can never have enough bubble tea in our lives, so here we have another awesome Asian tea spot that’s sure to become a new favorite of ours.It all started with the Kung Fu Milk Tea, their signature drink, but if you want to be adventurous, you can try any of their punches, slushies, or seasonal drinks, which include their Purple Yam Latte, as well as their Mango and Strawberry-flavored Cream drinks: a delicious swirl with a creamy milk cap. They are the largest tea brand in the US and quality is key to their long-lasting success.
30-10 34th St. /917.396.1734 / @kungfutea.astoria
These expert chefs know ramen. Originating in Flushing in 2014, Kyuramen is known for some of the best ramen in the city. You can choose your broth (pork, chicken, veggie) and level of spice, and we guarantee no matter what you go with, you won’t be disappointed. Their pork roast is unforgettable and worth a cheat day anytime, and we can’t forget their Japanese curry. LIC location opening soon – stay tuned!
Sotto La Luna
This pizza and pasta bar will be located inside Astoria’s International Food Hall and is sure to become the next sought-after Italian restaurant for foodies. It will incorporate flavors of the Puglia and Milan region and even host a gelateria/café section for your after-dinner needs. They will serve homemade pasta, artisanal pizza, and tapa-style appetizers. The best part? The kitchen will be in the center of the restaurant and you can watch the chefs cook their masterpieces right in front of you!
34-39 31st St. / @sotto_la_luna_ny