Say Hello to 2024 With These New Astoria Spots!
Hello, 2024! As we bring in the New Year we are also excited to welcome new businesses that have recently opened. Join us as we explore the delicious new eats, drinks and places where you can kick back and relax and watch a game or two. Let’s cheer for that!
Why not indulge in a juicy, flavorful burger this new year? Especially when said burger is from none other than Emoji Burger! The brand-new Astoria location is the sister location to the original in Jackson Heights, and prides itself on using top quality meat, always hormone-free. The neighborhood eatery serves burgers, chicken strips, hot dogs, mac n cheese, and specialty shakes. Our recommendation? You can’t go wrong with the wildly popular Da Wink Burger, which consists of a beef patty, along with applewood bacon, lettuce, tomato, American cheese, and Emoji Burger’s aioli. Comfort food with a delicious twist, make Emoji Burger your new go-to.
36-20 30th Ave. / @emojiburger
Foodtown is the neighborhood’s newest supermarket. Opened near the Broadway subway station, Foodtown is now open for business in the former Rite Aid location. Shoppers can expect a wide variety of fresh produce, meat, deli meats, breads, soft drinks, and much, much more. The supermarket offers affordable, quality groceries with friendly customer service. With over 68 years in operation, Foodtown is a popular supermarket chain not only in New York, but in New Jersey and Pennsylvania as well. Interested customers can also sign up to become Foodtown members to receive digital coupons and savings via the Foodtown website as well.
32-14 31st St. / @foodtownastoria
Located on Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City, Izakaya Noname was created by those passionate about quality Japanese street food. The eatery boasts authentic, no-frills Japanese dishes sure to be enjoyed by all. The menu consists of classic dishes such as yuki fries, gyoza, and chicken karaage to start, but also has a wide array of hot and cold dishes that are well worth a try. From the selection of cold dishes, the spicy tuna tartare, as well as the takowasabi, are a must. Takowasabi is made up of raw octopus, flavored by cucumber, Japanese horseradish, red onion, and scallions. Present are also a number of ramen bowls and noodles that are all equally as tasty. For your first time, give the shoyu ramen a try. This ramen bowl has chicken broth, chashu pork, bamboo, nori, and scallion. Affordable, delicious, and local, Izakaya Noname is sure to warm up your winter blues.
46-44 Vernon Blvd. / @noname_lic
La Tia Chona
Let’s talk tacos this new year. If you’re in search of an authentic Mexican fare in the heart of Astoria, then the La Tia Chona food truck is the place to go. Astoria’s newest food truck can be found just off of Hoyt Avenue South and 31st Street, and offers its customers a delicious experience. Start your meal with some Mexican coca cola and jarritos to pair with your main dish. Then, be prepared to indulge, as menu items include classics such as guacamole and tostadas, to heartier items such as burritos, tacos, and the outstanding Mexican-style torta. La Tia Chona’s torta includes the customer’s choice of meat, accompanied by fried cheese, tomatoes, onions, refried beans, lettuce, avocado, and topped with jalapeño.
31st. St. & Hoyt Ave. South / (@latiachonatruck)
In search of a local spot with a great vibe to wind down and watch a game to cure those winter blues? Look no further than Parlay. Located just on 30th Avenue, Parlay is Astoria’s newest sports bar, catered to the sports fan in you. Parlay offers patrons numerous wide-screen televisions to watch all of your favorite teams. Get the game started with any of Parlay’s cocktails, beers, or non-alcoholic drinks, If you’re looking to eat, definitely come hungry, as the sports bar also offers classic fare ranging from delicious burgers and nachos to wings, tacos, and more.
36-08 30th Ave. / @parlay_astoria
Be sure to bring a friend and support our neighborhood’s local businesses!