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Better Eating Elsewhere

Is there really a reason for $5 stadium pizza?

Map by Jason Lee  


1. The Hearty Sandwich
Leo’s Latticini (a.k.a. Mama’s), 46-02 104th St., Corona; 718-898-6069 (7 to 103rd Street–Corona Plaza; two stops from Shea)
“Mama’s Special,” an eternally popular combination of prosciuttini, Genoa salami, and homemade mozzarella on fresh semolina, is $6.50 on-site. Mama’s also operates an in-stadium concession, where it’s $9.50.

2. Good, Cheap Vietnamese
Pho Vietnamese Restaurant, 38-02 Prince St., Flushing; 718-461-8686 (7 to Main Street–Flushing; one stop from Shea)
There are two dozen variations of the beef-and-noodle soup called pho; be adventurous and get the one with tendon, brisket, flank, and raw beef ($6.50).

3. The Healthy Salad
Deluge Restaurant at Sheraton La Guardia, 135-20 39th Ave., Flushing; 718-670-7400 (7 to Main Street–Flushing; less than a block from subway, one stop from Shea)
Chef Michael Navarro won Best Appetizer at the 2007 Queens “Taste of the World” for his seared tuna with green apple, cucumber, and mint salad, $18 for four starters.

4. Upscale Italian
Park Side, 107-01 Corona Ave., Corona; 718-271-9871 (7 to 103 Street–Corona Plaza; two stops from Shea)
Keith Hernandez favors the linguine alle vongole ($14.95).