Discover Astoria’s Newest Hotspots This Month in May’s Must-Try!

There’s something about this month that makes it such a crowd favorite. The days are longer and not too hot, and summer vacations are not too far off. To get us even more excited for the upcoming summer months, there are plenty of new openings in the neighborhood sure to have something for everyone. 

Here are Astoria’s new kids on the block for the month of May!


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Recently opened in the heart of Long Island City, Banhmigos is your new go-to spot for Vietnamese cuisine. The newest eatery’s menu incorporates traditional dishes along with a more modern take on Vietnamese flavors; for example, one can even find Vietnamese-style tacos. However, if you are unfamiliar with the banh mi sandwich, it is a small baguette filled with meat, veggies, and various accompaniments making this sandwich a must-try. If sandwiches are not your thing, then Banhmigos certainly has a wide range of other delicious options for you. Additional entrees include a variety of rice bowls, salads, and tacos for your enjoyment. Customers have their choice of protein to complete the meal ranging from pork and bulgogi to veggies and lemongrass chicken. Pair your meal with a Vietnamese coffee and you’re all set!

21-51 44th Dr. / @banhmigoslic

Jaguar Cafe Bistro Bar

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If you’re in search of a European summer without breaking the bank or going too far, then Jaguar is the ideal spot this season! Serving up delicious coffee and expertly crafted wine-infused cocktails, this new bistro/bar is sure to be a favorite. Also, be prepared to come to Jaguar hungry, as their food menu is just as delicious and inclusive as their drinks. Whether you’re dining solo or sharing with a friend, the portions are flavorful and generous. Must-try food items include the tuna tartare and any of their raw bar options. Pair your bites with the must-try Lavenderita drink. The best part? Jaguar is open from morning until night, making it the perfect location to enjoy a summer afternoon, especially in the lush jungle-themed backyard. Great vibes, delicious food, and creative cocktails? Count us in!

37-10 31st Ave. / @jaguar_nyc


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Brought to you by the same team behind Astoria favorite Foodstruck, Ramro is a brand new Filipino and Nepali dining experience. Open every Friday through Sunday for dinner, Ramro serves classic dishes from both Nepal and the Philippines, prepared with French and Japanese culinary methods. Take their momos for example, prepared with chicken, red & white chutney, garlic, butter, scallions, shallots and duck confit. This dish in particular showcases the eatery’s admiration for a classic Nepalese dish with a French twist. Or, for something a bit on the sweeter side, Ramro’s standout silvanas— a unique take on a Filipino dessert. Unlike a regular Silvana, Ramro’s silvana has a French presentation, complete with buttercream, pistachio, meringue and coffee. Ramro isn’t all about the food though, as their cocktails are standouts. This is a perfect spot for a date night, a solo dinner, and just about everything.

30-93 38th St. / @ramronyc

Tipsy Scoop

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Astoria’s newest ‘barlour’ is one of those ideas that makes you wonder just how someone didn’t think of it sooner. If you’re not entirely sure what a ‘barlour’ is think boozy ice cream. Serving up scoops with a twist, Tipsy Scoop truly lives up to its name. With locations across the country, and even in the Bahamas, the unique concept is opening up shop on May 24th right on 23rd Avenue. Expect creative flavors, as well as seasonal sweets, combining just the right amount of ice cream and alcohol. Tipsy Scoop is for adults 21 and over. They will are launching with the Boozy Baklava flavor which is only available at our Astoria location! Boozy Baklava Ice Cream- Honey vanilla ice cream infused with Barenjager Honey & Bourbon and mixed with chunks of flaky, gooey baklava. Tipsy Scoop Astoria exclusive flavor. 

Grab a friend and be sure to enjoy this one of a kind experience in the neighborhood!

38-15 23rd Ave. / @tipsyscoop


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Combining a world of flavors like no other in the neighborhood, Tozton serves both Peruvian and Venezuelan cuisine sure to please. Be sure to come hungry, as the portions are just as generous as they are flavorful. There are plenty of menu items that are not to be missed. To start your meal, standout appetizers include the tostones with chicharron, guacamole, and hot honey that might just be one of the most delicious things to try in Astoria, perfectly pairing both savory and sweet with a touch of spice. For your main course, be sure to go with the Peruvian classic dish known as lomo salteado (skirt steak), complete with linguine sautéed in huancaina sauce, which consists of onions, cheese, and aji peppers blended together. For seafood lovers, there are plenty of fantastic choices, ranging from fresh ceviche to Peruvian jalea, otherwise known as a fried seafood medley accompanied by cassava and topped with a green onion sauce.

42-13 Broadway / @tozton

Be sure to grab a friend and enjoy all that Astoria has to offer this May!