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The Best Wings in Queens, NY

Updated: Apr 21

You'll have all you need for an epic wing crawl with this list of award winning wings in Queens!

On March 11, 2021 the Judges panel for the Great Queens Wing Hunt event, an epic wing crawl throughout Queens, selected the winners of "Best Wings" covering the 3-month long wing & beer spree. From Astoria to Jackson Heights, it took two wing crawls to taste all the wings with outdoor dining and TO-GO being the center of the "JudgeWing" criteria from each restaurant. Listed below are the winners with a blurb from each of the panelists!


BEST OVERALL WINGS

TRESTLE - ASTORIA

LEMON PEPPER WINGS

The most talked about wing flavor on the Queens Wing Hunt by the Judges, hands down. This tangy version of the classic had every judge puckering for more. The lemon pepper wing is a common feature on many menus but rarely does it get that wow factor. Kudos to Trestle for taking this classic wing flavor to the next level with its signature lemon zest, combination of dry rub and light sauce making it rise above the competition.


BEST CLASSIC BUFFALO WINGS

1st PLACE - ACEY DUCEY'S - FOREST HILLS

"These wings were delicious, tangy and buttery goodness the way a proper traditional Buffalo wing should be. They brought the heat, but not overly. Great sauce coverage on every wing, excellent texture and when you eat one you won’t be able to stop." - Stephanie Perez - CEO Chief Eating Officer @yeahfoodbeer, Queen of Puns, Puller of Cheese, Lover of Craft Beer


BEST CLASSIC BUFFALO WINGS

2nd PLACE - BLACKBIRD'S BAR & RESTAURANT - ASTORIA

"These wings hit all the marks. Crispy outside, juicy inside, and while it was advertised as medium, it packed a nice heat punch.. A perfect compliment while sitting at a bar, drinking beers and watching sports." Adam Poch - Bacon Minister, CBS' Big Brother, Travel Channel's Bacon Paradise


BEST CLASSIC BUFFALO WINGS

3rd PLACE - BRIDIE'S BAR & GRILL - REGO PARK

"These wings are what you think of when you sit down to order classic buffalo wings. Plump and juicy wings serve as a lovely canvas for a buffalo sauce that delivers on "medium buffalo." That classic buffalo flavor with a bit of heat rounded out by buttery goodness. The perfect compliment to a cold beverage sure to scratch your buffalo wing itch!" - Ethan Fedida - Galvanizer of Good, Connoisseur of Capsaicin, Developer of Digital Audiences


BEST UNIQUE FLAVOR WINGS

1st PLACE - BRIDIE'S BAR & GRILL - REGO PARK

JAMAICAN JERK WINGS

"These wings looked a little intimidating to me because they looked tougher than your average Jamaican style jerk wing but that first bite sent me reeling. The CRUNCH on these wings is INSANE and they managed to keep the interior nice and juicy. I dare you to go try these and not get CAPS LOCK wild on me." - Stephanie Perez - CEO Chief Eating Officer @yeahfoodbeer, Queen of Puns, Puller of Cheese, Lover of Craft Beer


BEST UNIQUE FLAVOR WINGS

2nd PLACE - NUTTY'S SPORTS BAR & GRILL - RICHMOND HILL

INCA SALSA WINGS

"Fantastic portion of real, juicy chicken. No scrawny wings here! The flavor is bold and unique with an earthy dry rub complimented by a hearty drizzle of mystery spicy sauce that will have you dreaming of it for days. Warning: if you’re watching a game and having beers, you can easily knock back several orders of these without breaking a sweat!" - Kristen Hartley - Culinary Producer, Content Executive, Best Bites Creator


BEST UNIQUE FLAVOR WINGS

3rd PLACE - ACEY DUCEY'S - FOREST HILLS

GARLIC PARMASAN WINGS

"Acey Ducey's certainly has a nice surprise in store! This flavor is a favorite of mine, but I can’t help but notice how easy it can be for many restaurants to bore us with their recipe. Not here! Their Garlic Parm wings are legit. The texture of the wings and savory sauce made for an unforgettable good meal!" - Robert Wittman - Co-Founder Best Wings LI


BEST WING & BEER JOINT

BLACKBIRD'S BAR & RESTAURANT - ASTORIA

It's all about environment. With incredible wings all around, the multi-award winning bar & restaurant in the heart of Astoria is the perfect spot to put a few down. The Judges especially enjoyed the location that has a purist heart for great wings, craft beer and hospitality. Check out this video we found creeping their instagram of the full tour of the place!


The Wing Hunt continues into 2021 as the epic Wing Crawl has foodies hitting the road for the unforgettable adventure. The Great LI Chicken Wing Hunt happening now, features over 30 restaurants battling for Best Wings until June 21, 2021. Tickets include season wing passes for 4 Jumbo wings at each stop, (Over 120 Wings!) access to vote for Best Wings online, photo contests, prizes and wing eating contests. It's like following a curated food adventure as if you were an Anthony Bourdain or Guy Fieri, but it's all Chicken Wings and beer. "AmazeWing!" #LIWingHunt


Wing and beer fans can get in on the fun by heading to nybestwingsfestival.com to purchase tickets or use the widget below! Check out a video below of the Judges Panel from the Queens Wing Hunt, then head out on your own wing adventure with your wing crew! Happy Wing Hunting fellow Wing Hunters. Grease Out! ✌️ ️

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