When you get off the train in Astoria, you might as well bring your passport because it now longer feels like America. There is an old world European feel and English is not the primary language spoken. Within one block you will find Greek, Egyptian, and Thai restaurants, Russian supermarkets, and Polish bakeries. We came across Unlce George's Greek Tavern which is an authentic gem run and populated by the thriving Greek community in Astoria. Not only was the food flavorful, but it was also highly affordable. We ordered Uncle George's Dip Platter which consisted of Tzatziki, garlic potato puree, eggplant dip, and fish roe. This melange of dips was served with warm pita. We also tried the chicken souvlaki which was tender pieces of kebab chicken. For under $20, this ultra-filling and delicious meal is a Culturistas must. Uncle George's Greek Tavern is also open 24 hours and is only two blocks from the Broadway stop on the N/W trains. Opa!
Queens, NY 11106