May 6, 2021 By Allie Griffin
Nearly 20 Queens eateries have made the prestigious Michelin’s affordable restaurant list this year, including seven for the first time.
The Michelin “Bib Gourmand” guide lists city restaurants with distinguished cuisines at more affordable prices than the better-known Michelin star-receiving establishments.
The 2021 list was unveiled Wednesday and includes 131 restaurants offering a variety of cuisines across the five boroughs – including in 18 in Queens.
Seven Queens eateries made the list this year for the first time ever. Two restaurants in Jackson Heights — a vegetarian Indian restaurant called Angel and a Tibetan restaurant called Phayul — are newcomers, as well as a Sichuan restaurant in Long Island City, an Italian restaurant in Astoria and a Peruvian restaurant in Richmond Hill among others.
Neighborhoods like Long Island City, Astoria, Elmhurst, Jackson Heights and Murray Hill had multiple restaurants each that made the list.
True to Queens’ namesake as the World’s Borough, the eateries offer a diverse sampling of different cultures, with everything from Sichuan to Greek to Peruvian to Tibetan.
Below are the Queens restaurants that made the 2021 Michelin’s Bib Gourmand guide.
Via Via, 31-09 23rd Ave., Italian (new)
Mar’s, 34-21 34th Ave., Seafood
Gregory’s 26 Corner Taverna, 26-02 23rd Ave., Greek
Long Island City
Bellwether, 47-25 Vernon Blvd., Contemporary
Hupo, 10-07 50th Ave., Sichuan (new)
Cardamom, 43-45 43rd St., Indian (new)
Phayul, 37-59 74th Ave., Tibetan (new)
Angel, 74-14 37th Rd., Indian vegetarian (new)
SaRanRom Thai, 8110 Broadway, Thai (new)
Sweet Yummy House, 83-13 Broadway, Sichuan
Pata Cafe, 56-14 Van Horn St., Thai
Memories of Shanghai, 68-60 Austin St., Chinese, dumplings
Spy C Cuisine, 72-06 Austin St., Sichuan
Tong Sam Gyup Goo Yi, 162-23 Depot Rd., Korean barbecue
Hahm Ji Bach, 40-11 149th Pl., Korean
Alley 41, 136-45 41st Ave., Sichuan
Legend of Taste, 2002 Utopia Pkwy, Sichuan
Caleta 111 Cevichera, 111-27 Jamaica Ave., Peruvian (new)