|Commit storefront to memory, otherwise you'll pass it by.|
The Queens Kickshaw is no different.
Located in the heart of Astoria, Kickshaw has become a fast go-to place for a hip coffee shop that happens to serve one of the ultimate comfort foods, grilled cheese, with adult tastes.
|Gritty ceilings and construction-style lights.|
|Really admired the lighting.|
|New York humor.|
|Remember you are in Queens.|
|A plain Gruyere and Brioche with tomato soup. Just like mom use to make.|
This is not your ordinary grilled cheese with American Kraft.
You have your choice of Gruyere, Manchego, Mozzerella, Gouda, Feta, or Blue Cheese. And instead of white Wonder Bread, you've got brioche (fiance is a big fan of this), foccacia, cranberry-walnut, and multigrain for the boring types.
For more mouth-watering photos check out their website. I thought I had some more photos of food, but apparently I decided it was better to keep this place a secret and not photograph the evidence.
Prices are pretty cheap for New York City ($8-$10), but remember to bring cash as Kickshaw doesn't take plastic. Big groups are fine, but the service will be a bit slower. And if you are strictly a Manhattan person, Queens Kickshaw might convince you to venture out into the boroughs.
The Queens Kickshaw
Astoria, NY 11103