Gettin’ Baked in Astoria

Posted on February 24, 2010. Filed under: American/Nouveau, Astoria, Cheap Dining | Tags: , , |

Kelly Choi likes La Papa, so naturally, I had to try it. Influenced by our neighbors from across the pond, jacket-potato eateries are finally starting to catch-on in New York. Appropriately situated across the street from Mount Sinai Hospital in Astoria, this little baked potato shop offers a world of fast and healthy eating. For about $6 you can decorate your spud with as many delicious toppings as your heart desires. From roasted peppers, olives, kosher franks, cheese, olive oil, mushrooms, broccoli, chili, corn… and the list is endless. You can beef it up with kosher franks for a protein fix- ok maybe not so healthy but it still beats fast food. You can also opt for the vegetarian choices if you are watching your diet. The potatoes are baked to a soft perfection and smeared with olive oil or butter, your choice. The root vegetables are quite large. Topped with a generous heaping of veggies, one serving is big enough to share. This little place also has the delicious Turkish lemonade, Uludag, and a decadent dark chocolate souffle pudding dessert. The service is nice and personable and free delivery. If you feel like eating more than a potato, check out the owners’ other restaurant, Mundo (but not on Wednesday).

La Papa Astoria 718-777-7879 25-13 30th Ave

fast food made healthy

sweet Turkish limonata

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