03/21/13 12:00pm

Chopsticks + Marrow, written by Joe DiStefano, covers food both inside and outside of Queens. He’ll be joining us here on QueensNYC each Thursday.


Morocho’s anticuchos: one of New York City’s top Street Eats.

Way back in July I had the distinct pleasure of filming an episode of Street Eats U.S.A. for the Travel Channel. It was so long ago I almost forgot about it. The crew and I spent three days running around in the heat and humidity filming New York City’s finest street foods. The first two days were spent in Manhattan, which has some surprisingly good street food, especially Morocho Peruvian Fusion(more…)

03/19/13 10:00am

White Bear Dumplings

White Bear wontons are amazing

So, we’ve asked about Mexican food and Thai food, and now we’re moving on to Chinese food, which of course is a big deal in Queens, especially Flushing. There are a lot of places to choose from. Where do you like to eat Chinese food? Any region is welcome. And do you prefer Chinese street food, fancy sit down, or hole in the wall? Or are you more of a Golden or New World Mall kind of person? We’d love to know – leave us a comment here or via twitter at @queensnycity!


On Saturday afternoon, our friend Anne Noyes-Saini forwarded on news from Dave Cook of Eating in Translation about the possibility food vendors setting up during Ecuador’s Presidential election, which took place in Long Island City (GMAP) on Sunday. This was based, it part, on a press release from the Consulate General of Ecuador in New York:

The Consulate General of Ecuador in New York, informs the Ecuadorian community that 2013 election:

President, Andean Parliament, National Assembly members and Assemblymen by the United States and Canada, will be held at:

LaGuardia Community College, Building E, located at 31-10 Thomson Ave T, Long Island City, NY, 11101,Sunday February 17, 2013, from 7:00 am until 5:00 pm.

It was also based in part that Dave encountered the polling place four years ago and that there were food vendors set up then. So he made an educated guess that there could be food vendors outside of LaGuardia Community College – and he was right! Queens has, by the way, the largest Ecuadorian population in NYC.

Along with Anne, we headed out into the cold weather in search of tasty Ecuadorian treats, and were rather successful. Here are some photos from the late morning in LIC.


The crowds – there were a lot of people there that morning. Lots of people walking along the street from the subway.


02/07/13 11:00am

Chopsticks + Marrow, written by Joe DiStefano, covers food both inside and outside of Queens. He’ll be joining us here on QueensNYC each Thursday.


Even on a snowy night people line up for momo at A&G Himalayan Fresh Food

Momo—the beef dumplings beloved of Tibetans—are everywhere in  Himalayan Heights. So popular are the crimped top little packages that I have taken to calling the neighborhood’s Tibetan restaurants momo parlors. For more than five years there has been a lone food cart stationed underneath an Indian jewelry store where momos were steamed day and night. In that time halal food carts and trucks have proliferated along 73rd St., but for the longest time there was just that one momo cart.


10/09/12 3:00pm

Here’s a roundup of our top posts in September:

5. The prettiest blocks in Queens: historic streets in Forest Hills, LIC, Sunnyside, St. Albans and Jackson Heights


Whether you’re looking for your dream home or just want to go on a scenic stroll, here is our guide to what we think are the five most beautiful streets in the entire borough. They have five different looks and vibes, but all feature lush greenery, appealing architecture, and historic charm – and most of them have been granted landmark status, so they’re bound to stay pretty for decades to come. (more…)


Image source: Bridge and Tunnel Club

On Friday, September 21, the inaugural Viva La Comida! Festival will be here! It is organized by the 82nd Street Partnership, a nonprofit neighborhood development company that helps promote the local business improvement district (BID) in Jackson Heights. Local food expert Jeff Orlick has also helped out the food side of things, and has put together a fantastic group of food vendors. (more…)