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Feb 27, 2009 08:00 AM

Good Chow near Roosevelt Avenue

Tomorrow a friend and I are going on a walking trip through Queens. We are starting out in Flushing and walking west to the 59th Street Bridge. We will probably stay on Roosevelt Avenue most of the way and we are looking for good, cheap ethnic food along that Roosevelt. We would not mind taking a detour from our chosen route if it meant finding some great food. Thanks for all suggestions. Addresses or approximate locations would be appreciated.

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    1. re: Bob Martinez

      Thanks, Bob. There's a ton of information there. However, the longer post was from 2003. Any suggestions as to what's holding up?

      1. re: Cneely

        Yes, I noticed that. I did a search hoping that Eric had updated the list but he hadn't.

        You may want to do a search on "Roosevelt." Another tactic would be to search on the names of specific restaurants that seem appealing. That way you can get more recent feedback

    2. There are just so many places to suggest, I'm not sure where to begin. Do you want actual sit-down restaurants, or places where you can get a bite to eat and move on. There's plenty of street food to be had. Are you also looking for suggestions for Flushing?

      I hope you post a report, unlike the last time you asked for such advice:

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      1. re: E Eto

        My friend and I did a major urban hike. We had dim sum at Jade Asian in Flushing which was excellent. However, we pigged out so much that we were not really hungry enough to eat until we got to Brooklyn. We passed up some very interesting street carts along Roosevelt Avenue, most selling sausages and/or tasty looking pork. Definitely worth a trip back. We did stop for cafe con leche at the El Pequeño coffee shop. The mostly Ecuadorian menu looked interesting and there was a musician on hand to serenade the patrons. Can anyone offer any recommendations about this place?

        Before crossing the Brooklyn Bridge we went to the Chip Shop for a light meal. The fried macaroni and cheese was quite bland. There was almost no cheese flavor. But all the fried deserts more than satisfied our cravings for sugar and cholesterol. Next time we will get the fish and chips which we were told by other customers were very, very good. After a stop at the Apple Store in Soho we walked up to Penn Station where we topped off our trip with a coffee and a Krispy Kreme donut. Very plebeian, but just what we needed at the time. The trip covered 20.5 miles and we consumed God knows how many calories.

      2. IMPORTANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on 82nd st just off roosevelt there are these older hispanic ladies selling home, handmade tamales....right by tthe frozen yogurt shop seriously good! oh and coatzingos on 82nd, the tongue tacos are so good