A Long Island City Take-Out Guide

By Amy Coady / Photography By Amy Coady | Last Updated May 10, 2018
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Greenpoint Fish Market's lobster rolls in Long Island City.
Photo of Greenpoint Fish Market's lobster roll by @cy_eats on Instagram.

Here is our brief guide to a variety of dining establishments in Long Island City offering menu items that travel well, plus most have seating too!

Takumen

Takumen Long Island City
Why We Love It: This modern, Izakaya-style restaurant has a stylish interior with a menu of healthy bowls, meats and noodles. My favorite part is the outside walk-up window, where witty baristas make excellent cafe...
|5-50 50th Avenue, Long Island City, NY, us
|(718) 361-7973

John Brown Smokehouse

John Brown Smokehouse in Long Island City, Queens.
Why We Love It: Surprise! This Queens blogger was born in Kansas City. The smell of the namesake smoke inside John Brown Smokehouse conjures my favorite childhood food memories. Owner and Kansas City native Josh...
|10-43 44th Drive, Long Island City, NY, us
|347-617-1120

51st Bakery and Cafe

51st Bakery and Cafe Long Island City
Why We Love It: Chef Faye Hess and her husband Jonathan Stirling have made this breakfast and lunch spot a friendly place for fresh, thoughtful food. Hess has cooked her way around France and Italy, so she makes...
|5-33 51st Avenue, Long Island City, NY, us
|(718) 707-0554

Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co.

Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co. in Long Island City
Why We Love It: The original location of this fish market is in Greenpoint. Fortunately for LIC, the business has come across the Pulaski bridge with a second shop on 48th Ave. The company holds high ethical...
|5-43 48th Avenue, Long Island City, NY, us
|(718) 349-0400

Cannelle Patisserie

Cannelle Patisserie in Long Island City.
Why We Love It: There is a big Eiffel tower mural on the wall, but there’s nothing touristy about Cannelle. Owner and pastry chef Jean-Claude Perennou delivers excellent French bread and pastries to LIC. Cannelle...
|5-11 47th Avenue, Long Island City, NY, us
|(718) 565-6200

Cyclo

Cyclo Vietnamese shop in Long Island City.
Why We Love It: Those familiar with Tuk-Tuk restaurant on Vernon Boulevard know it’s a neighborhood go to for fresh, inexpensive Thai food. Their sister restaurant, Cyclo specializes in Vietnamese favorites...
|5-51 47th Avenue, Long Island City, NY, us
|(718) 786-8309

Foodcellar & Co.

Foodcellar Co. in Long Island City.
Why We Love It: A neighbor once referred to Foodcellar & co. as “The Museum,” because of the store's fancy foods and luxury pricing. While prices can be Whole Foods-Pre- Amazon high, Foodcellar has fulfilled...
|43-18 Crescent Street, Long Island City, NY, us
|(718) 606-1888

Casa Enrique

Casa Enrique in Long Island City.
Why We Love It: Famous in Queens for earning a Michelin star, chef Cosme Aguilar’s celebrated Casa Enrique elevates authentic Mexican dishes. The flavorful food and modern decor are fun but it can be tough to get a...
|5-48 49th Avenue, Long Island City, NY, us
|(347) 448-6040

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