April’s New Openings in Astoria: Discover the Best New Local Eateries & More!

Say hello to April! Is there any better feeling than knowing the days are getting warmer, the nights are shorter, and that summer is not too far off? And as spring continues to blossom, so do the openings in our neighborhood. Be sure to welcome April and support our local businesses with this month’s edition of our new kids on the block!

Chiddy’s Cheesesteaks

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The perfect cheesesteak in Astoria does exist, and it can be found at none other than Chiddy’s Cheesesteaks! Recently opened, this eatery has all of the delicious comfort food one can think of. Besides its namesake cheesesteak, Chiddy’s offers its customers a bunch of creative comfort foods ranging from empanadas, hot dogs, specialty fries, and much more. However, if cheesesteak is what’s on your mind, then Chiddy’s certainly has something for you. Sandwich sizes range from junior (7 inches) to full (10 inches), and guests have the option to build their own cheesesteak sandwich as well. If it’s your first time, be sure to try Chiddy’s signature cheesesteak complete with onions, mushrooms, peppers, provolone cheese, and cheese whiz. Pair your cheesesteak with Chiddy’s very own ‘hell fries’, fries topped with hot sauce and melted provolone and offered ranch or bleu cheese on the side. 

37-03 31st Ave. / @chiddyssteaks

Filthy Flats

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Whether you’re on the go and off to work or craving a delicious sandwich later in the day, make Filthy Flats your new stop. Conveniently located right next to the 30th Avenue subway stop, Filthy Flats has a sandwich for you. What separates the sandwich shop from neighboring competition? Filthy Flats specializes in unique open-faced sandwiches catered to all types of cravings. With its original location open in Brooklyn proving a hit, its newest storefront is sure to be a hit in Astoria, too. The menu includes plenty of choices, ranging from vegetarian-friendly to gluten-free, and even some sweet options. For those in search of a New York classic with a twist, try none other than Filthy Flats’ open-faced bacon egg & cheese sure to fill you up ahead of a long day or before a night out. Take your sandwich to the next level and be sure to try any of the eatery’s tots as the perfect accompaniment to your sandwich.

31-01 30th Ave. / @filthyflats

Make Believe Bake Shop

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Embrace your sweet tooth this spring with some delicious homemade treats at Make Believe Bake Shop. With sweet treats as creative as its name, this dessert shop aims to make each guest’s experience special from the moment they walk through the door. The newest Astoria bakery prides itself on its various coffee options in addition to baked goods. With classics on the menu such as fresh gooey chocolate chip cookies and fudge brownies, if you’re looking for something unique then give the standout blueberry crumble bar a try. Other delicious options include the doughnut muffin, as well as caffeinated options such as the sprinkle iced mocha coffee. These desserts are the perfect way to treat yourself and your loved ones and ring in this spring!

25-11 Astoria Blvd. / @makebelievebakeshop

Sophistian Pizzeria

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Combining Mexican dishes with the classic New York style pizza, Sophistian Pizzeria is now open and serving up fresh slices! Sophistian presents its customers not only with various lunch and dinner options, but breakfast options as well. Be sure to try Sophistian’s signature pie, which is topped with bacon, sausage, pepperoni, onions and peppers. However, if you’re in search of something with a bit more spice, try the Mexican pie topped with chorizo, mushrooms, jalapeño peppers, and onions. The menu also contains classic Mexican fare ranging from the huevos rancheros, chilaquiles, breakfast quesadillas, and more.

18-01 26th Rd. / @sophistian_pizzeria

Truth Astoria

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For those in search of an equally as luxurious an atmosphere as the meal itself, Truth Astoria is here to serve. Located within a short walking distance from the Astoria Boulevard station, Truth is Astoria’s newest take on Asian fusion. The menu is full of mouthwatering options, from the perfectly crispy rock shrimp to the outstanding spicy tuna tartare atop crispy rice. Cocktails are also a must when dining at Truth, especially the eatery’s specialty cocktail known as the Belmont 47. Hookah is also available for diners who are looking to elevate their experience at Truth. 

27-35 21st St. / @truthastoria

You can’t go wrong with any of these new kids on the block. Grab a friend and get to it!