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pink1 Dec 11, 2007 12:59 PM

I am new to the neighborhood and am looking for good take-out of all kinds. I'm closer to the 75th subway stop than to the 71st/Continental stop. Any suggestions? I just moved from Park Slope and don't want to go through withdrawal. Thanks.

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    Shayna Madel RE: pink1 Dec 11, 2007 06:03 PM

    Most places seem to be on the south side of the Boulevard...all of these are.

    Peking Duck Forest - "American" (not downtown Flushing-type) Chinese restaurant that does take-out and delivery
    Latin Cabana Express - Cuban basically take-out, but they may do delivery through some service
    The Family Restaurant - restaurant that does take-out - not sure about delivery
    A & J Pizza - Pizza place that also serves meals and does take-out and deliveries

    There are many others, but I don't do much take-out/order in. If I think of More, I will add...

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      el jefe RE: Shayna Madel Dec 12, 2007 02:09 AM

      La Cabana Express -- on Austin one block west of Ascan -- does great Cuban food. It's my favorite eatery in FH. Since they only have 6 stools they specialize in take-out and they also deliver.

    2. EricMM RE: pink1 Dec 12, 2007 11:57 AM

      Pinang is a Malaysian restaurant near your stop that has take-out and delivery. For a good cheap takeout dinner, get off a stop early at Continental and buy from the Halal guy on the street.

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        Shayna Madel RE: EricMM Dec 12, 2007 03:56 PM

        I did not think of the Halal guy, but his stuff is definitely good and definitely cheap. I guess I am not the only one who calls him "Halal guy." Does anyone know his name?

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          aegina RE: EricMM Dec 23, 2007 12:57 PM

          All good recommendations, but I definitely add an enthusiastic second to Pinang. Great food and if you order from the rice or noodle menu, incredibly affordable.

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          jennielap RE: pink1 Dec 18, 2007 04:13 PM

          I second the recommendation of La Cabana Express, definitely a great addition to the neighborhood (in fact, I am eating the leftovers for dinner tonite). The Greek place on Austin ( the one upstairs whose name momentarily escapes me) will deliver also. Dh and I did it once and the food that we got didn't travel so well, but a friend of mine did it once for a lunch (stuck to salads and kebabs and the like) and it was very successful. (I've had lunch there a few times and the food is quite good.) IMHO don't waste your money on Peking Duck Forest. It is way overpriced and the food is nothing special. Welcome!

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            lizisinflatbush RE: pink1 Dec 20, 2007 08:48 PM

            I grew up in Forest Hills... and now I live in Brooklyn, so I understand your predicament.

            Mehak is a great Indo-Pak place on right off Lefferts Boulevard on Austin Street (near the great independent movie theater). They do take-out and, I think, delivery. I hear mixed things about Dani's pizza on Lefferts: never tried it. Some people think it's fabulous, others hate it. These are sort of in Kew Gardens, but it's a nice spot (a little less strip mall than Austin Street in FH).

            AJ's on Austin is solid. I'd also suggest Sgt. Garcia's for Mexican (haven't been there in a long time, though, so I can't guarantee it). I think they deliver through some overpriced service, but I'm sure they do takeout.

            Habana on 70th Road, I think it is, has nice Cuban food. Not sure if they do take-out/delivery.

            Dee's Pizza delivers through a service and they do a great gourmet, thin crust sort of pizza.

            Forgive the long litany... When I lived in the area I made it my job to find decent food (cause it's not always easy). One more thing: if you're ever jonesing for a food outing (after the winter), take the Q23 from 71st/Continental down 108th Street to Empanadas del Parque and the Lemon Ice King of Corona. Awesome.

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              Afikoman RE: lizisinflatbush Dec 22, 2007 05:50 PM

              Dani's and Mehak are absolutely in Kew Gardens. I like Dani's alot. Some of the best eggplant parmagiana you'll find in the city. (well at least in a pizzeria)

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                oc200 RE: lizisinflatbush Dec 24, 2007 06:49 AM

                Sgt. Garcia is atrocious. It is, by far, the worst Mexican I've ever had. Why anyone would go there when there's a better, cheaper alternative at 5 Burros, I cannot understand.

                Latin Cabana Express, different from Cabana, does delivery for good Latin food.

                Thai Pot also delivers.

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                Mike V RE: pink1 Dec 23, 2007 06:54 AM

                On several occasions I went to Boston Market and took home 1/2 roast chicken with mashed potatoes and cream spinach. I just like this combination. The Fish Store on Austin has prepared foods which I've taken home that just needs reheating. Once I took home a small container of squid in tomato sauce which I added to thin spaghetti which took 5 minutes to cook. They also have salads (tuna, crab, shrimp) that are nice summer meals. I've taken home grilled chicken or steak with rice for $4 at the Asian owned Tex/Mex place on Austin St.

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                  BigV RE: pink1 Dec 23, 2007 11:01 AM

                  I lived in Forest Hills for almost 5 years. I still get takeout from on occasion on my way home is East Ocean Palace for Chinese Food (Queens Blvd around 76 Ave). I also liked Sato for Japanese, although that's well down Queens Blvd on 65 Ave or so. My favorite spot in the general neighborhood is Salut on 108 Street near 63 Avenue, which is Uzbeki and has great kebabs, hummus, and bread. Peking Duck is ok. Had a horrible experience with Cabana in terms of service so I refused to ever return.

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