Starting threads for neighborhoods in Brooklyn, will do the same for Queens, think that this will be helpful, for those seeking 1 day excursions, and don't have the time or inclination to search throught multitudes of posts, many with outdated info, and often wrong addresses. Please add your favorites below, and please use the link to place option when possible.
Okay, here goes:
For the absolute best rugelach in the universe, get yourself to Andre's on Queens Blvd. It's expensive and worth it. Other good stuff there, too strudels, etc...
Nick's Pizza is a favorite, seems people either love it or don't. I like it alot, although I really wish they would add something new to their menu as their Rockville Centre LI place serves alot more stuff. I like the pizza plain, just margharita, no toppings seems to be best, preserves the integrity of the pie. The crust is very charred so if you don't like that, stay away. They make a very good cannoli and the brownie can be hit or miss, Also, excellent cappacino. And their house salad is divine, get that one. Arugula, and peppers and a sweet dressing. Portion big enough to share.
Knish Nosh make the famous knishes you've probably had elsewhere as they wholesale them all ove the place. They also make the best matzo ball soup and really good pierogi's too.
Trader Joe's is now in the area, on Metropolitan and near to Woodhaven Blvd. Don't kill yourself in the parking lot.
If you need to pick up some fresh vegetables, etc, you could go to Natural market on Austin and Ascan, it's a poor man's whole foods, except with high prices.
Danny Brown Wine Bar on Metropolitan Ave has gotten it's fair amount of feedback here, I think it's good but the menu is a bit boring to me. It's a good place to go if you can afford it. It's a nice atmosphere, not kid friendly, though.
Casa De Elian, a new mexican place has been discussed, see the thread, I haven't been. My Kitchen has been discussed, see the thread, I haven't been. Both are on Metroplitan.
If you've got a car, one other place which will be moving soon, from Glendale, 88th over to Metropolitan and Forest Hills will be La Tavernetta. This place is great, and a definite go to spot.
Everything else in Forest Hills, and especially Austin Street is not worth going out of your way for. There is a decent Greek place, Corfu that has a good lunch special, and in the same strip mall, a newish place called Ripe, which does have very fresh wraps. But, again, nothing you'd especially remember. Martha's Bakery sucks in my opinion, also.
100-30 Queens Blvd, Queens, NY 11375
108-26 Ascan Ave, Queens, NY 11375
Andre's Hungarian Bakery
100-28 Queens Blvd, Queens, NY 11375
70-17 Austin St, Queens, NY 11375
La Tavernetta Europa
100-05 Metropolitan Ave, Queens, NY 11375
Ripe Juice Bar & Grill
70-13 Austin St, Queens, NY 11375