Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Enjoy Soul Food At 7 Standout Southeast Queens Restaurants

Grilled Chicken and Shrimp at Vibes Restaurant
Today is "Soul Food Sundays" at the Southeast Queens Scoop.  Southeast Queens, restaurants are starting to come on strong.  While Harlem is known for it's outstanding soul food restaurants like Amy Ruth's, Chocolat, Mintons, and the legendary Silvias - Southeast Queens is no slouch when it comes to ethnic cuisine and cultural culinary arts.

We have a number of emerging savory soul food eateries that won't disappoint when it comes to serving up the real deal in southern comfort foods.  While there are a good number of these eateries springing up in the area, these 7 standout as soul food places in Southeast Queens we feel confident suggesting to our readers.
1. Vibe Restaurant - This is a trendy attractive soul food spot on Liberty Avenue. We hope it becomes as well known as some of the Uptown and Brooklyn soul food restaurants.

It has a creative ambience and nice presentation of food with some artistic updated versions of traditional soul food staples.  Vibe is located at: 
143-06 Liberty Ave, Jamaica, NY 11435. To checkout their website is click here .  For more info: See our full review  

Smoke BBQ Pit Burgers & Fries
2. Smoke BBQ Pit - This restaurant has a combination of modern jumbo screens but still owns a down home BBQ feel to it too.  The food is tasty southern food and the atmosphere is relaxed.

The service is also pretty good at this restaurant.  The address is: 
129-21 Merrick Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11434. Checkout the website click here . There phone number is: (718) 341-6100

3. Thomasina's Catering Hall (for Sunday Brunch) - this is an attractive catering hall that does great Sunday brunches.  The Sunday brunch foods usually features soul food staples like fried fish and chicken, yams, collard greens, and salad.

This establishment usually showcases live entertainment and they have nice desserts as well during Sunday Brunches. The address is: 
205-35 Linden Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11412.

You can reach Thomasina's website for more info if you just click here. Also to read a full review on Thomasina's Catering Hall's Sunday brunches click here. 

4. Burgundy Cafe - Is a small quaint soul food place with tasty soul food on Hillside Avenue near Parsons Blvd. It is small but we suspect they do a good delivery business because the food is very satisfying.

If you are around Jamaica Avenue, and want to get some good soul food, after shopping or cultural events, you have to checkout this compact soulfood enclave. It does have a few seats.  The food is good.

This spot just shows "good things really do come in small packages."  The address is: 153-35 Hillside Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11432. Call: (347) 475-0187 

5. Maxine's Takeout - This is a very good soul food spot.  And probably it is the go to takeout place for soul food in the St. Albans, Queens area.  It has a few places to sit but is primarily a takeout place.  We don't think they deliver even with Uber Eats yet.

You can call to find out.  They have a good deal with their 4 piece chicken dinners with two sides.  Also their chicken wings dishes are superb.  This is a great place to order.  Their address is: 
113-33 Farmers Blvd, St. Albans, NY 11412.  Call (718) 465-9812.

6. Austin's Nothing Fried - Is a healthy option on soul food that just opened up on Linden Blvd, in St. Albans.  They do soul food but without the frying.

It has a nice decor and seating for maybe a dozen people or more.  We like them because they offer us healthy options with soul food.  We wish them well. Their address is: 196-11 Linden Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11412.  Call:  (347) 894-9058

The Juice Bar at Vital Health Foods
7. Vital Health Foods (Juice Bar) -  This is our wild card on soul food.  It offers vegetarian spin offs on cultural dishes that are staples in the Caribbean, soul food, and classic American foods styles.

They have vegetarian burgers, fish, chicken and ribs vegan dishes and other healthy food choices.  If you are a vegetarian, vegan, or just healthy eater you have to try their juice bar stocked with nutritious foods and beverages.  For more info on Vital please Read our full review

Their address is: 196-14 Linden Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11412. Their phone number is: (718) 525-0992.

We will be doing more detailed soul food reviews of these and other restaurants and eateries in the area in the future.  So stay tuned or join our email list.

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