The Queens Kickshaw serves specialty coffee, fancy grilled cheese sandwiches, scratch cooking, craft ales, and cider.
TQK is a labor of love for husband and wife team Ben Sandler and Jennifer Lim. They have been living in Astoria for over 6 years, and wanted to create a place and community that reflected their love for the neighborhood, and their passions for good food and drink.
Chef Kenji Hurlburt hails from notable NYC eateries as The National (Geoffrey Zakarian), Michelin-starred Rouge Tomate, and Gotham Bar & Grill. His cooking style can be described as practical, with the belief that great dishes start with great ingredients.
We are proud to serve some fantastic products from these New York based farmers and food artisans:
Argyle Cheese Farmer (Argyle, NY) - buttermilk
Beyond Kombucha (Astoria, NY) - kombucha ale on tap, kombucha vinegar
Balthazar Bakery (NY, NY) - bread, pastries
Battenkill Valley Creamery (Salem, NY) - milk, half & half
Feather Ridge Farm (Elizaville, NY) - eggs
Hellgate Farm (Astoria, NY) - summer vegetables, herbs
Hudson Valley Fresh (Poughkeepsie, NY) - heavy cream
Mast Brothers Chocolate (Brooklyn, NY) - chocolate
P&H Soda Co. (Brooklyn, NY) - fountain sodas
Sans Bakery (NY, NY) - gluten-free bread
Sheldon Farms (Salem, NY) - potatoes
LIC-based Smiling Hogshead Ranch handles our compost program.
In July of 2013, The Queens Kickshaw was inducted into the Good Beer Seal, a group of 50+ bars that serve quality craft beer and demonstrate a commitment to the community in which they do business.
In September of 2012, The Queens Kickshaw was honored by the Transportation Alternatives Queens Volunteer Committee as its first Bike-Friendly partner, and all-around good business.