Rating: 3 paws out of 5
Spent:.$15 per person
Date Friendly: Yes, but no table service
Note: Servers all Halal Meat
25-47 Steinway Street
Astoria, NY 11103
Looking for a snack in Queens can be a challenge at times. If you have buddy also that can only eat Halal food, it adds to the challenge. But lucky for some, there is at least one place where you eat something else besides vegetarian, kabobs, or chicken and rice. Will this ferret be disappointed of a substandard imitation of this city’s classic items or find a good replacements.
Easy to read menus.
Nice trendy interior.
Crave fries at this space is basically fries with a tangy sauce. The fries were crisp and well salted. I am not 100% sure what the sauce is but it reminded me of an IN and Out animal style type sauce. Not the same but reminds me of it.
The Doughnut bun bacon cheese burger, a interesting concoction which I had enjoyed. Many foodies call this burger a Luther Burger, after Luther Vandross. Since this is a Halal place, they used turkey bacon. Turkey Bacon I am not too fond of it in general compared to regular bacon, but in this sandwich the saltiness is needed. I don’t recommend excluding the turkey bacon even if you do don’t like it normally. The doughnut was prepared by being cut in half and grilled, sweetness on the inside of the sandwich, I believe also this doughnut is a Glazed Dun-kin Doughnut, not a Krispy Kreme. The sweet and saltiness worked well, similar to a McGriddle cake. Yeah, don’t judge me.
Note: Krispy Kreme doughnuts are Halal, but hard to find in New York these days, “Alcohols used as a carrier for food colorings and flavorings are permissible as long as they are not sourced from dates or grapes.”
I had also tasted a regular cheese burger and it was an average burger. It wasn’t as good as a shake shack burger, but better than a Fast Food Chain burger. The lettuce and tomatoes were fresh and still crisp.
We had two flavors with the wings, Mango and Fiery. The fiery were spicy but nothing crazy and over powering. They are good for people who enjoy a spicy kick. The Mango flavor was sweet and very mellow, I would say this is a bit spicier than ketchup. The meat was of good quality and was moist on the inside.
Nachos with chili cheese, were good, there was nothing very unique about them compared to others. But since it is a Halal place, this place makes it possible to try something like this .
The shakes here are slightly looser than I normally preferred. The taste of the shake was fine but it was not heavy and thick as I have grown accustomed to. It was very easy to drink through a straw. Some people actually prefer it this way, I do not.
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