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Where to Get Takeout + Delivery in Queens Right Now

April 24, 2020
Chinese takeout containers from a Flushing, Queens, restaurant

Eds. note: This article currently covers 85-plus restaurants in Jackson Heights and Elmhurst and a handful in Flushing. Last update: May 24, 2020. Many of our friends and neighbors in Jackson Heights have asked us where to get delivery lately, so I started compiling the ones I know about here. If you’re like us, preparing three meals a day gets pretty old by Friday, so that’s the night…

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Grocery Shopping in Queens: The New Normal

April 1, 2020
A line of masked shoppers outside a Queens Foodtown during the coronavirus pandemic.

In light of these historic times, we want to document some bits of life in Queens during the pandemic. The mundane experience of grocery shopping has changed for billions of people. How has it changed or you? Are you braving the elements or getting groceries delivered for the first time? Let us know in the comments. Everything about it feels wrong. I’m standing on the sidewalk on 37th…

Food Travel

Eat Your World’s Food Tour in Queens

September 26, 2014

       Eat Your World's Food Tour in Queens

Papri chaat in Queens, NY
Papri chaat: a tour favorite [photo: Sam Kolich]

For years now, Scott and I have taken our friends, and friends of friends, on an informal food tour of our deliciously diverse neck of Queens: Jackson Heights and Elmhurst. Here is a 12-block or so radius that encompasses restaurants, cafes,…

Food Travel

Farmers Market, Extended

November 20, 2010

  It was such a relief last week to find out the local Queens farmers market has been changed to year round. With only a week left to Thanksgiving, we usually are stocking up on the turkey meat and sausage that we will freeze and use throughout the winter. We have previously made good use of that system, but not getting seasonal vegetables has been the hard part.…