Like so many other 24 year olds, I’m always trying to jump on the health-kick bandwagon. What do you do though when you live in a neighborhood with an abundance of options for absurdly delicious, and quite possibly not so healthy food and drinks? Never fear, Astoria is also a place where healthy eating can also fall under the same category of absurdly delicious. Better yet, no matter what the situation—whether you’re in a hurry, want to cook, or even want to eat out with your friends—there’s always an option for clean eating!
As the M line heads southeast down Broadway from Astoria into Woodside — where it stops at the 46th St. and Northern Blvd. stations — there’s far less bustle than in the streets to the west. Luckily locals have these three excellent markets to choose from.
“Eat healthy, live happy”, is the motto of the newly expanded and improved Vitality & Health Natural Market. This is Astoria’s place for cold-pressed juices, vitamins, organic produce, groceries and so much more. I’ve been a loyal customer since day one, about five years ago when the tiny shop and eatery was jammed with wonderful food and customers. John Sierros is a hands-on owner who saw an opportunity when the corner building became available, allowing him to expand to an impressive 5,000 square feet of good health and eating at Astoria organic market, located on Broadway and 46th Street, just outside the R train stop.