Sugar Freak

Asos Freak of Nature maxi dress

I’m sharing one of my best secret spots to eat in New York and it’s in Queens..

Sugar Freak restaurant
Sugar Freak restaurant
Wet n Wild lipstick

You can sit outside, on these high chairs opposite the bar or in the booths in the back….Untitled

The specials are strung up on lines on the walls…twitter followers saw the one I picked yesterday.
All Saints bonny boots
Old school diner furniture….


I ordered the fried chicken, Michael had the catfish poboy with mac and cheese


This my friends is deep fried pound cake with vanilla ice cream and raspberry sauce. Yes you read that correct.   I wanted to slap the restaurant owner after we took the first bite because it sounds ridiculous but tasted that damn good.  I kid not.

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Dress: Asos (on sale).  Boots: All Saints (on sale).  Hat: Random. Try JCrew.  Bag: Rebecca Minkoff. Silver and turquoise bracelet: Gift: Similar by WetnWild “Don’t Blink Pink”
Since moving to New York I’ve built up a mental list of my fave hang out spots.  Shopstyle asked me to share my top 3 and this is one of them.  Sugarfreak restaurant – a Louisianna home style shabby chic gem in Astoria Queens.
You don’t know this but I’m a picky eater. Michael is born and raised in New Orleans and I’m Caribbean by origin so between the two of us our expectations for great food is sky high. Sugarfreak never disappoints every time we’re there (once a month)!   The food is just stupid delicious. The restaurant decor is a kitschy-cute mis-match of retro furniture and random flea market finds.
This is one of those places that I hope doesn’t get spotted by a best-places-to-eat TV show so it doesn’t get busier than it already is.  I want it to stay as our secret find.  If you ever visit New York just get the cab or the N train. It’s worth the trip.The place is packed at nights and lunch. We shot these photos during a quiet time so we wouldn’t bother any customers.

I’ll follow up with the next two spots soon.


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    • Karen says:

      I’m glad you like posts like this. I always prefer to get insider type recs versus a travel guide.

  1. J.Jehanne says:

    adore that hat and I love the images as well!

  2. Collections says:

    this looks delicious. I’m going to have to check it out!

  3. Stephanie says:

    Wow love it, your outfit, the restaurant decor, so perfect!


  4. PinkCheetahVintage says:

    Slap the owner lolzzzzz It sounds delish!! We were just in NYC last week and really like Guerros Brooklyn in Prospect Park. Yum!

    • Karen says:

      I’ll have to remember that.

  5. kayaretro says:

    you look absolutely amazing your dress mixed with those boots

  6. Erinn says:

    Awesome! Astoria has a lot of hidden gems and this looks like one to try!

    • Karen says:

      I know especially in the past year! Definitely try it

  7. Fallon Carmichael says:

    love the photos and couldn’t agree more! Sugarfreak is amazing!!! I live in LIC now, (previously Brooklyn) but my boyfriend lived in Astoria and we used to go all the time and still go now. SOOO good!

    • Karen says:

      I know it’s brilliant.

  8. Sinead says:

    Great post! I love that you are branching out into lifestyle, because so few bloggers do this really well. You have set the bar very high.

    • Karen says:

      you just struck a chord with me Sinead to do this a lot more. Thank you

  9. the style potato says:

    very niiiiice 🙂 my secret spot is chilli chicken in jackson heights on 37th avenue and very close to 75th street. some of the best indo-chinese fusion food in new york city (if you’re into fusion food). not sure if you’ll find it anywhere else besides queens! gorgeous dress!

  10. little t says:

    Love this dress and lipstick

  11. Xan says:

    Looks like a great spot to eat. Really like your outfit.

  12. Kelly Williams says:

    I think this is the perfect place to relax and have some chit chats with your friends and loved ones. Great choice of restaurant you got there! I can’t wait to know the other 2 spots. Looking forward to it! Btw, the dress looks good on you. 🙂

  13. NickieLuv621 says:

    Aww…I was just there 3 weeks ago…stayed in Queens too. I will have to check this out next trip…

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