The daily commute can be the most hunger-inducing activity in any New Yorker’s day. Vaulting up and down subway stairs, racing from one railroad platform to another and dodging other hungry commuters stirs the appetite – leaving one searching for a food oasis.
Transients of Queens Boulevard in Sunnyside should consider themselves lucky that their oasis is no mirage. Oasis Pizza & Gyros offers fast, delicious, food for patrons on the go. They’ve been open for barely one month and have already established themselves as a must-stop on any Sunnyside food tour.
First of all, what needs to be understood is that Oasis is not your typical neighborhood pizza and gyro joint. The dishes that shine brightest at Oasis are the ones that might not be expected at such an eatery – these dishes, namely the rotisserie and fried chicken, are prepared with an unexpected Spanish flare.
The rotisserie chicken is tender and juicy, with a unique mix of herbs enhancing the skin’s flavorful bite. Eaters can order the chicken in quarters, halves or a whole, all for under $10. And the Oasis combo is perfect for the family, with a whole chicken, two large sides, a Greek salad, four biscuits and a two-liter soda, all for under $20.
As for the fried chicken, Oasis uses a proprietary blend of herbs and spices that would cause a certain Kentucky colonel to question his career choice. Oasis’ fried chicken is crisp, yet light – and is the true definition of “finger lickin’.” The fried chicken is available in a two-piece meal, with two sides and a biscuit or a four-piece meal, with two sides and two biscuits.
Their sides are also front-and-center quality. The rice and beans, a simple dish that is easily overlooked, is prepared with skill at Oasis. The chefs at Oasis take pride in this dish, and it has become a popular stand alone item. They also offer fries, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, macaroni and cheese, as well as oven-roasted red potatoes – which is a must order at Oasis.
Oasis is also a great spot for burgers, with the highlight being the Oasis Burger – with bacon and smothered in both cheddar and mozzarella cheese. Also available are pizza, by the pie or the slice, heroes, gyros, souvlaki and salads.
And on the sweet side, Oasis features 10 different smoothie options, all made with fresh fruits. There is also an array of flavorful shakes.
Avoid a long train ride home on an empty stomach – your Oasis awaits.
Oasis Pizza & Gyros
40-02 Queens Boulevard
Sunnyside, NY 11104
Hours: Monday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
All Major Credit Cards Accepted