Vegetarian in Western Queens?
- Skillman Mar 10, 1999 08:14 PM
A vegetarian from the inner borough wishes to visit me here in Sunnyside. Is there a veggie or semi-veggie place we chow down within walking distance?
I think that Natural Tofu on Queens Blvd. will
accomdate vegatarians without too much fuss, but you
might be better off with some of the new Indian places
that are popping up in the same area.
A person who considers a trip to Queens to be a very
major journey might prefer one of the very interesting
Chinese veg places in Flushing.
re: Jim Leff
Are you sure about the address you gave for Cornel's?
I live at 47th and Skillman and have never seen it. Is
it really that terrific?
Also, glad to see your note about Happy Buddha. I
posted about it a few months ago and there was no
response. I really like the place and have had some
nice dinners there. The people are also quite
re: Alan Divack
Going still farther off the topic of "Vegetarian in W.
Queens", there is another Romanian place nearby,
Transylvania on 42nd and Queens Blvd. -- Is it any
good? Also there is a Romanian butcher on 43rd between
Queens Blvd. and 43rd Ave., which is one of my favorite
food shops in the city. I wonder why the high density
of Romanian businesses?
Fast feedback; thanks all. Re: the previous posts- Natural Tofu is kinda limited, and the cold dishwater soup that starts things is one of the worst openers I've ever had. The one time I went to Cornel's, I was handed a short menu with nothing but American deep-fry type selections. Even if they handed us a "real" menu, she'd object to the cig smoke. I'll try again when they move. Right now, I'm leaning toward the Indian place on Queens Blvd just west of the Bliss St. stop. Their plate of Salmon Tandoori was as tasty as it was big, and the veg stuff will sate my finicky friend.
You mean Empire of India. We've had mixed experience
there. Sometimes the food tastes microwaved. Has it
been better lately? We usually travel to Jackson
Heights for Indian these days. Just curious. Nice to
have another chowhound in Sunnyside. Did you catch the
new Myra Alperson nosh newsletter that features
Sunnyside? It was pretty accurate, except for missing
Ariyoshi, our favorite local place.
re: phyllis rosenblum
woops, SO sorry about the bum info on Cornel's. They told me
a few months ago that they were moving in a couple weeks, and I THOUGHT I'd
heard from someone that they have indeed made the move.
But you'll be able to rejoice in a little while when they DO
move...what a great thing to have such a fantastic restaurant so close to home (especially when home is in a somewhat
chow-challenged nabe....though I'm expecting good Armenian and/or good Turkish to open
thereabouts before too long...
There's hardly a CARNIVORE place within walking distance of Sunnyside!
Take 'em to Cornel's Place, a fantastic Romanian, at 46-04 Skillman (your namesake!). Almost entirely meat, but there are great soups (and an especially great dessert) suitable for veg people.
For those of you who've bought my book, please note this new address for the place...they've just moved.