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After 10 years, I have a car and i want to spend the day eating snacks in the outer boroughs. suggestions?

balabanian May 26, 2007 05:52 AM

I've done some exploring by subway in the past- di fara's, meat patties in flatbush, totonno's, nunzios, killmeyer's, but i'm out of date and want some new must-eats in the far reaches of brooklyn or queens.


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  1. MMRuth RE: balabanian May 26, 2007 06:03 AM

    We only made it to two places on our first trip - but here's our report - there's also a link to a v. helpful thread about the outer boroughs.


    1. Pat Hammond RE: balabanian May 26, 2007 06:12 AM

      Jim Leff has been mapping street food in Jackson Heights. You could probably drive, park, and then just graze!


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        MOREKASHA RE: Pat Hammond May 26, 2007 07:20 AM

        JH is a subway "venue", it's too crazy there to park. Try Ridgewood, Maspeth by Car, Bayside (for Armenian, Persian), Staten Island (Sri Lankan) w/the car

        1. re: MOREKASHA
          Jack Barber RE: MOREKASHA May 26, 2007 08:12 AM

          It's actually not that difficult to park in JH -- on Roosevelt or side streets. I do it all the time.

          Wouldn't rule it out for that reason...

      2. livetotravel RE: balabanian May 26, 2007 08:06 AM

        You just have to drive to Red Hook and eat at the food stalls bordering the soccer field -THE best food from Mexico, Central America, etc.

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        1. re: livetotravel
          Souper RE: livetotravel May 26, 2007 02:25 PM

          Seconded ^

          weekends only I think?

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          mrnyc RE: balabanian May 27, 2007 10:55 PM

          since you are familiar with staten island and have wheels why not head back and hit some of the sri lankan places there and report back for us? there was a new one on victory last time i went that i wonder about, but havent been back to try.

          also, dont forget there is the whole world of new jersey to be explored, the indian food in edison, the hotdog joints like RUTTS HUT, ironbound newark and all that.

          aww, now i almost miss having a car!

          1. E Eto RE: balabanian May 27, 2007 11:14 PM

            Here's an old thread on the same topic, and I think I've said everything that would apply today.

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              Geo8rge RE: balabanian May 29, 2007 12:30 PM

              Where are you going to park? Seriously. I suggest you get a folding bicycle to take along.

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