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New 24 Hour Deli To Open on Queens Boulevard Later This Month

Taste Buds, located at 45-05 Queens Blvd., will open in the middle of June (Photo: provided by Norberto Sanchez)

June 1, 2021 By Michael Dorgan

A deli is opening on Queens Boulevard in the heart of Sunnyside that will be open 24 hours a day.

Norberto Sanchez, along with a business partner, will be opening Taste Buds, located at 45-05 Queens Blvd., in the middle of June that will offer a range of quick hot food items, cold sandwiches, salads and beers.

The establishment will be their third deli, with the other two in Astoria. They operate Georges Deli, located at 36-19 28th Ave., and Astoria Deli Grocery, located at 36-20 Astoria Blvd.

There will be no seats inside. The deli will offer free delivery on orders valued at $8 or more to any location in Sunnyside.

The pair have demolished the dividing wall to create one 1,500 square foot space (Photo: provided by Norberto Sanchez)

The duo, who are originally from Mexico, have taken over two adjoining spaces that were previously occupied by Queens Boulevard Nails and the Allstate Insurance agency.

The pair, both residents of Astoria, have demolished the dividing wall to create one 1,500 square foot space.

A new green-colored awning has been erected. They have torn down the sun-faded pink awning associated with the nail salon along with the old Allstate sign.

Sanchez, 53, said there is demand for hot food plates and sandwiches along the busy strip.

The business partners are taking over two spaces previously occupies by Queens Boulevard Nails and the All-State Insurance agency (Photo: Google Maps)

The deli will serve omelets, breakfast wraps and pancakes in the morning while offering a range of club sandwiches and salads for customers to choose from for lunch and dinner.

They will also offer burgers, fries and chicken wings throughout the day.

The menu will be similar to what they offer in Astoria.

The store will also sell candy, ice cream and a range of canned and bottled beers.

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Walked by there yesterday.

Still not ‘open’. There’s a sign regarding face masks but the brown paper rolls are still on the windows.

It’s been months.


Whatever happen to the ChangeChangeeee guy that always stands around there

Lucky number 7 train

Temporary relocated under the 7 train. He is also busy running for city council like everyone else in the city. C’mon man!


Yesss so glad to hear this. We need more bodegas in Sunnyside. The brand new one on 43rd ave and 42nd st has been closed for quite some time now

Joe Momma

What are you talking about? I was just there two minutes ago. They’re good people and have above average inventory. Quit pretending you know things.


Why can’t people be kind? always ready with a negative comment…. good luck guys!

I don't shop at delis anyway

I wonder if this is why the deli on the corner of the Blvd & 47th Street closed?

Bodega Advocation

Sounds like a bodega, and thats good news! Brooklyn living in Sunnyside. There is a 24hrs market for all, and the halal trucks sorta vanished during the pla demic.

Yea these places attract scum, but its attraction in a good way. Bodegas are good for the neighborhood, Why didnt we have one before!!?

Sally Sunnyside

Yup – there is a 24 hour key food supermarket by the 46th Street/Bliss subway station & that godawful 24 hour fruit/vegetable place taking over the corner of 46th Street & Queens Blvd, no place left to walk on the sidewalk.
I make it my business to stay out of these fronts that delis are- there’s too much crime, shootings & violent robberies in them. It will bring drug dealers, loose cigarette ‘entrepreneurs’ & lots of problems for the neighborhood. The day laborer pests who don’t get work will be drinking & urinating openly out in front. They will be tolerated because they buy beer and junk food.


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