Weekday Lunch in Flushing
My S.O. is going to be at Queens College pretty much every day this summer, and she has several hours (like more than 4) between classes. So, she's looking for suggestions on where to get lunch for herself in Flushing. Spicy is fine (she loves Chao Thai), either sitdown or food-carts is fine... I told her there's not much notable Thai in Flushing, but maybe I'm wrong? She likes Szechuan (and I've taken her to S&T and Xian Foods in the food court), but since she's going to be there every day, I'm hoping to get a variety of suggestions/recommendations for her...
A recent favorite of my family is Happy Garden near Main St and LIE. They have good lunch specials and their bubble teas really hits the spot in hot weather. It's also easy to find nearby parking. Most of their dishes are Cantonese.
On the other side of LIE is a good Falafel place, Naomi's. Also easy to find parking nearby.
6006 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355-5341
Naomi's Pizza & Falafel
6828 Main St, Queens, NY 11367
Naomi's Kosher Pizza
68-28 Main St, Queens, NY 11367
60-06 Main St, Queens, NY 11355
How about Henan Feng Wei, a low-key, inexpensive, hearty food joint and a flavors' wild orchid? Both Mr Wang, the chef and the owner, and his wife are wonderful hosts (although their English is somewhat limited), and he is a seriously talented Mid-Chinese chef.
A little closer to the campus, there is a strip of Chinese food lunch places. The crown jewel is Bei Gang (aka, The Main St Imperial Taiwanese Gourmet), the best Taiwanese place in NYC, and a couple blocks up, there is Canteen 88.
There is also a roast meat/soup/noodle place and a couple of other eateries I never had a chance to try.
Main Street Imperial Taiwanese Gourmet
59-14 Main St, Queens, NY 11355
Henan Feng Wei
136-31 41st Ave, Queens, NY 11355
58-46 Main St, Queens, NY 11355
Sentosa would be another good option, I enjoyed their Prawn Mee yesterday also. For Sichuan she should check out Chengdu Heaven in the Golden Mall basement. I would also direct her towards Nan Xiang for tremendous Shanghai cuisine. I went there recently and had the soup dumplings and rice cakes with beef and it was a superlative lunch.
Golden Shopping Mall
41-28 Main St, Queens, NY 11355
Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao
38-12 Prince St, Queens, NY 11354
39-07 Prince St, Queens, NY 11354
please trust me on this one...hunan kitchen of grand sichuan...on main. i had lunch there yesterday and had braised pork mao style that came with expertly sauteed greens and a mound of rice. it was phenomenal and the cost is even more breathaking..$4.75 including tax. it is worth the walk to get here
Hunan Kitchen of Grand Sichuan
42-47 Main St, Queens, NY 11355