Brooklyn Bagels Astoria

Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee is on a mission to serve its community now more than ever

Image via Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee (@bkbagelny) Instagram. Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee Company opened with the mission of providing each customer that walked through its doors with the epitome of the New York bagel experience. Many would say that the minds behind Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee have been successful at…

Hamido Seafood

Hamido Seafood’s owner offers special advice on helping our restaurants

Image courtesy of Rudy Mansy. Hamido Seafood, which officially opened its doors in May 2019, has gained notoriety in the neighborhood for serving fresh seafood with an Egyptian twist. In under a year, Hamido Seafood has been able to achieve a strong community following, and even a glowing review from…

Fitrition Juice Bar

Fitrition: focused on finding the positive in the face of COVID-19

Image via Fitrition (@fitritionjuicebar) Instagram. The team behind Fitrition, the popular health-food store and juice bar, is choosing to find positivity where they can. Despite a significant drop in sales because of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, Fitrition is grateful to keep employees healthy and safe, and to be able to…

Blend Astoria

Team behind multiple Astoria ventures matching food donations to hospitals

Image via Blend Astoria (@blendastoria) Instagram. The team behind Astoria’s Slice, Blend, and The Social are keeping busy giving back to our healthcare heroes at this time. While The Social was forced to temporarily close its doors, both Slice and Blend’s Astoria locations remain active to the community they call…

Tea and Milk NY

Tea and Milk continues to give back to the community!

Image via Tea and Milk (@teaandmilkny) Instagram. Despite being forced to temporarily close due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Astoria’s Tea and Milk is continuing to find ways to focus on the positive and give back to the community it calls home. Fortunately, Tea and Milk has been able to…

Macoletta NY

Helping our local restaurants: an interview with Walid Idriss of Macoletta NY

Image via Macoletta NY (@macolettany) Instagram. Since its opening in 2018, Macoletta NY has served the neighborhood thousands of delicious specialty pies. Located at 28-15 24th Avenue, Macoletta has fast become a community favorite, even offering community initiatives such as cooking classes, which its team hopes to start again once…

Dino's Pizzeria

Dino’s Pizzeria gives back with the goal of keeping the community strong

Image via Dino’s Pizzeria (@dinos_pizzeria) Instagram. Community is everything to Bruno Carusone, owner of Astoria favorite Dino’s Pizzeria. The family-run restaurant has been serving the Astoria neighborhood delicious Italian cuisine since 1957. So when COVID-19 struck the city, the team behind Dino’s ensured that both staff and customers remain as…

Trestle Astoria

Family-owned Trestle Astoria continues to persevere in the face of COVID-19

Image via Trestle Astoria (@trestleastoria) Instagram. Family-owned Trestle Astoria is proud to be part of our community, especially at a time such as this. “People have really shown that they care about the community and the workers, and their neighborhood in general” says Jacqueline Kelly, General Manager of Trestle Astoria….

Niko's Souvlaki Astoria

Niko’s Souvlaki is now open!

Image via Niko’s Souvlaki (@nikos_souvlaki) Instagram. Niko’s Souvlaki, Astoria’s newest Greek grill eatery, celebrated its grand opening on Monday, April 6th! Located at 19-33 Ditmars Blvd., the restaurant is currently open only for take-out and delivery due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Niko’s Souvlaki is open daily from 12PM-9PM to serve…

Martha's Country Bakery Astoria

Martha’s Country Bakery pledges 20,000 baked goods to healthcare workers

Astoria favorite Martha’s Country Bakery has announced the sweetest of gestures: by pledging 20,000 pieces of baked goods to healthcare workers across New York. With the help of Give Me Astoria’s Sonia Mylonas, Martha’s Country Bakery was able to make its first run on Tuesday to Mount Sinai Queens. “Our…