U.S. Open: Best Queens Restaurants To Visit

(credit: Instagram/usopen)

(credit: Instagram/usopen)

Fans of the US Open don’t have to go far in order to try some of the best spots in Queens. Here are five restaurants, kiosks, and vendors you won’t want to miss. By Carly Petrone.

(credit: Instagram/tortillerianixtamal)

(credit: Instagram/tortillerianixtamal)

Tortilleria Nixtamal

104-05 47th Ave.
Queens, NY 11368

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Whoever said there isn’t any good Mexican food in NYC hasn’t been to Tortilleria Nixtamal in Queens. All of their tortillas, salsas, soups, fillings, and toppings are made fresh daily, so you know you’re getting the real deal. Nosh on a batch of guacamole and house-made chips before digging into one of their traditional platters. Some of our favorites include the Sincronizada (that’s a double layered quesadilla with beans, queso Oaxaca, and filling of your choice topped with salsa verde, lettuce, crema, and pico de gallo), Chipotle Tamales and Elote (fresh sweet corn with crema). Wash it all down with some horchata, aguas frescas, or Mexican Coke.

(credit: Facebook/Fu Ran Restaurant)

(credit: Facebook/Fu Ran Restaurant)

Fu Ran Restaurant

40-09 Prince St.
Queens, NY 11354

More: Best Late-Night Restaurants In NYC

Fu Ran Restaurant is open until midnight, so you don’t have to worry about missing out on their dumplings after a long match. Try their Cabbage and Pork or Lamb and Carrot Dumplings – they don’t disappoint.  End your meal with a plate of Mixed Sweet Potato, Taro, and Apple – we promise you’ve never had anything like it.

(credit: Facebook/Benfaremo)

(credit: Facebook/Benfaremo)


52-02 108th St.
Corona, NY

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You can’t go to the US Open without stopping at Benfaremo, the Lemon Ice King of Corona. This kiosk, run by the Benfaremo family, has been serving up the best Italian ices for more than 60 years. If you’ve never been before, definitely try their classic lemon flavor or any other of their 50 kinds. They have everything from coconut and almond, to mint chocolate chip and peanut butter. Sugar-free versions are also available in lemon, chocolate, cherry, and orange. Cool off with one of these and you may just want to buy a gallon to-go!

(credit: Facebook/White Bear, Fleisher Photography)

(credit: Facebook/White Bear, Fleisher Photography)

White Bear

135-02 Prince St.
Queens, NY

More: NYC’s 5 Best Dumplings And Where To Find Them

If you’re looking for something quick and cheap than a stop at White Bear is your answer. Their best known for their delicious dumplings – choose between Chinese Cabbage, Dumpling with Leek, Pork Shrimp Sea Cucumber, Dumpling with Vegetables, or Dumpling with Hot Sauce (all $5 and under). Feel free to order one of the Wonton Soup options Peking Style Noodle. You really can’t go wrong. Get a Sesame Rice Ball to go – you can thank us later.

US Open Food Village

(credit: Instagram/usopen)

(credit: Instagram/usopen)

Arthur Ashe Stadium

124-02 Roosevelt Ave.
US Open Food Village
Flushing , NY 11368

More: NYC’s 5 Best Places To Play Tennis

Finally, you barely have to leave your seat in order to get some serious grub because the stadium itself is offering quite the selection of food from regional vendors. Stroll through the US Open Food Village and order anything from a special Fuku Fried Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwich to a Pastrami Sandwich piled high from Carnegie Deli. Got a sweet tooth? Pick up your favorite ice cream scoop over at Ben & Jerry’s or perk up with an iced coffee from the Lavazza Café. Of course you can also cheers to your favorite player over at the Grey Goose Bar with their signature drink, “The Honey Deuce.”

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Carly Petrone is the founder of Petrone on the Rocks, a lifestyle site about food, drinks, beauty, travel, and more. She lives in New York City.


One Comment

  1. Yvo says:

    I’ve always been able to find street parking directly outside of the BBQ place, though I only drive there on weekdays. On weekends I usually visit before a baseball game, so I just take the subway. Sorry – not sure that helps you!

  2. Tommy says:

    How about Parkside in Corona? CBS doesn’t know where to eat…..

    1. Yvo says:

      As the person who wrote that article, I think you’re mistaken. I’ve been going to Parkside since 2003, and I didn’t think it suited the purpose of this article, which was to offer quick, delicious and affordable food to eat along the way to and from the USTA. Parkside, while delicious (and declining slightly in quality in recent visits), doesn’t really fall into “quick” nor is it really as cheap as these other places.

      However, I would love for you to email me with any suggestions you’d like to see written up here. I’m always looking for new places to eat, and love getting reader recommendations! Thanks!

      1. BIG ROB! says:

        I agree. Is there parking at Rangers texas BBQ!!???

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