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Eat Something New in Queens Recap

March 9, 2021
A recap of the Eat Something New in Queens challenge

What happens when neighbors inspire neighbors to eat something new. Two weeks ago, we hosted our first Eat Something New in Queens challenge, and it was so incredible to see so many community members inspiring each other regarding what and where to eat. I didn’t announce it very far in advance, so I was a little concerned about how many people would sign up to participate, but we…

North America NYC

Where to Get Takeout + Delivery in Queens Right Now

January 22, 2021
Thai takeout from Queens, NYC

Eds. note: This article currently covers 120+ restaurants in Jackson Heights and Elmhurst. Last update: Jan. 2021. If you’re like us, preparing three meals a day gets pretty old by Friday, so every weekend we support local restaurants in Queens via takeout or delivery. For us it also injects a bit of normalcy into our week—Friday night has always been delivery night; Saturdays are for takeout. More than…

Holidays NYC

Gift Guide: 10 Ways to Support NYC Restaurants This Holiday Season

December 7, 2020
Biang-Biang hand-pulled noodles from Xi'an Famous Foods in NYC

This holiday season, here’s how to give the gift of food and simultaneously support a small New York City-based food business. It’s finally happening: 2020 is almost over. But first we have the holidays before us and, if you’re shopping for gifts, one simple fact to remember: There has never, ever been a better time to support a small business—restaurants and food shops included. Gift cards to your…

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Black-Owned Restaurants in Queens, NYC

June 4, 2020
Black-owned restaurants in Queens, NYC

Eds. note: This article currently covers 80 Black-owned eateries in Queens, NYC. It is by no means comprehensive. Please consult the spreadsheet referenced below for a more exhaustive list while we continue to add to this! Earlier this week, when thinking about what we can do specifically on this platform (beyond social media) to support racial equality and Black Lives Matter, we thought about local restaurants and were…

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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…