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8614 Parsons Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11432-3314
+1 718-739-7453
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08:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Sat 08:00 - 15:00
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

If you want good vegetarian food and a positive environment in Jamaica, NY, Smile of the Beyond is the place. It has been here over 25 years and has the same demeanor, food and service. It has never disappointed and is consistent. If they have desserts, the pound cake is awesome.

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Thank dtxp
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

I love this little place! It has been there for 40+ years and you can see why. Really good wholesome food, perfect omelettes, burgers, smoothies, fresh squeezed juice, great pancakes, and delicious organic coffee- not to mention the sweet cold brew too! Worth a visit if you are in Queens, NY. Can get busy but they are pretty quick at... More 

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Thank AnuraktaONeill
Halifax, Canada
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

Don't let the colour scheme fool you: even if you are a big fan of eating meat, Smile of the Beyond offers excellent food at a great price. The place itself is kind of kitchy. There are quotes about leading a balanced life on the walls everywhere. For vegetarian-only food, it tasted pretty good. The only qualm I have about... More 

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Thank Steve B
Hamilton Square, New Jersey
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375 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

I visited with a customer who is vegetarian. The only reason I picked this venue was based on many positive reviews. Here's what you need to know about this restaurant---- This is a cash only restaurant. While they don't serve meat/animal proteins, they do serve many meat analogue products for those who are flexitarians or trying to cut back on... More 

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Thank Daveflstc07
London, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

Dont let its exterior put you off. This place looks quite simple, but the food is surprisingly good. The fully-vegetarian restaurant has a large selection of breakfast / brunch styled meals, with smoothy options as well as hot drinks.

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Thank Barry L
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

This little vegetarian diner is a hidden gem. It would qualify as "cozy". Food is quite good blended with a lovely spiritual vibe. Good coffee. Great smoothies.

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Thank Pradhan B
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

I have finally made my first visit after wanting to come eat here for the last couple of years. I suddenly forgot it was a vegetarian place when I was ordering and asked for bacon. I got a funny looking papery strip painted in pink. To my surprise, soy bacon did not taste bad at all. Everyone was so nice... More 

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Thank JBasilio
San Salvador, El Salvador
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

I had the eggs Benedict and a couple of fresh pressed juices, and I must say it was all delicious!! We went with people who are not vegetarian, and they absolutely loved them too. The sauce is exceptional and the potatoes on the side are really something special. It was so good we went back the next day. The other... More 

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Thank Arimusch
Queens, NY
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

All the food is vegetarian (lacto-ovo) and delicious -great breakfast and lunch, and they do not use any GMO oil (like canola which so many restaurants use to save money) - they use olive oil for all sauteing etc. They also offer gluten-free pancakes and bread for sandwiches. Check out their website for menu. Also they have great fresh juices,... More 

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Thank SingandTravel
TheSmileCafe, Public Relations Manager at Smile of The Beyond Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi, I just wanted to write and than you for your generous review of the Smile of the Beyond. We're really happy that you like what we're trying to do: to serve great food with happiness and a smile. If you ever need anything, or have a question, please feel free to contact me at smileofthebeyond@gmail.com. Thanks again! Dhruva Hein More 

San Diego, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

A great little diner style restaurant in Jamaica Queens. All vegetarian, yet full of comfort! The smoothies are the bomb and they are using more organic ingredients! Always have a nice conversation with the staff. Very friendly, cheerful and clean.

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Thank Atulya B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$8
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 15:00
Thursday
08:00 - 15:00
Friday
08:00 - 15:00
Saturday
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8614 Parsons Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11432-3314
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Queens  >  Jamaica
  • Phone Number: +1 718-739-7453
Description
The Smile of the Beyond is a vegetarian diner specializing in the simple joy of breakfast and lunch.
Popular menu items include our Mediterranean Omlette, our Steakburger, our Huevos Rancheros, our Breakfast Special and, of course, our Fresh-Squeezed Juices and Made-to-Order Smoothies.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?