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  • mick Jun 29, 2011 12:35 PM

Visiting Queens for the first time will be going an a Saturday.Taking the LIRR from Manhattan and getting off in Woodside for (Sir). Also, going to Flushing for Golden Mall.
Interested in one other stop on the 7 line between those two destinations. What other location would have the best variety of ethnic eats, must stops or most inteesting food browsing? Also, if I were to walk betwen stops on the 7 what would be the best walking tour. Finally between Woodside and Flushing how long does the 7 take. Thanks

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  1. For this area see http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6010 for e eto's suggestions and also see Jim Leff's map of food carts on Roosevelt ave. At this time of the year the carts are in full bloom especially on a Saturday. Judging from your previous trip post you have done a goodly bit of work, but I will point out that a lot of favorite dishes from both the Golden Mall and Sripraphai have been written up on this board. A suggestion: build up your desire for food and visit the fourth (or maybe the fifth) world by walking through the soon to be gone Willets Point.

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    1. re: wew

      Re: wew
      Have done a bit of researching, right now not looking for specific dishes from Sripraphai or the Golden Mall. i know I want to check out sri and looking forward to meandering thru Golden Mall.Just looking for one othe food area in Queens.
      Unfortuantely, the link you provided didn't work and I will look into Willits Point. Thanks for info.

      1. re: mick

        Unless you've already done it, I would walk down Roosevelt from Sri to Jackson Heights. Interesting Indian food browsing in JH, tho the Indian eating isn't super super great. Lots of good mexican/south american along roosevelt as well. Coatzingo is good for Mexican and E Eto used to love the Tia Julia food truck--you can search for those on this board, since the link didn't work. From JH, you can hop back on the 7 to flushing
        Another option is to stop in Elmhurst, which is not Indian but is definitely interesting. I don't live in queens, so can't say the best way to get to Elmhurst from Sri, or whether it's convenient to the 7 for flushing.
        Enjoy your tour and bring lots of stomach space!

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        Taqueria Coatzingo
        76-05 Roosevelt Ave, Queens, NY 11372

        Tia Julia
        91st St and Roosevelt Ave, Queens, NY 11372

        1. re: missmasala

          missmasala
          Thank you for your reply> Right to the point and exactly the type of suggestion I was looking for. This will be my first trip to Queens ever with the exception of airports and once pulling over going to a strip mall and getting a slice of pizza that the driver said was the best in all of NYC. It was allright, certainly didn't meet up with manyplaces in Manhattan or Brooklyn. Don't recall the name of the place or location in Queens. Thanks again.

        2. re: mick

          Sorry, try board search for

          Outer Boroughs Guide to Woodside

        3. re: wew

          Hi wew,

          I drove through Willets Point once a few yers back. I wish I'd had my monster truck - potholes goin' all the way down to the Kingdom of the Mole People!

          Are there any food options there that are not to be missed? I only remember car-related businesses.

          Ciao,

          Glendale is hungry...

          1. re: Glendale is hungry

            I felt that going from a meal at Sripraphai to glutting at the Golden mall an unusual non food attraction might be in order. This is the only place in the city to get a message sent to planet Zome.

            1. re: wew

              if you walk down roosevelt towards flushing, you'll pass by all kinds of interesting places, from korean to irish to nepali to filipino. then, at 73rd st take a left, walk one block to 37th, take a right and then another right on 74th and head back to roos. this will essentially take you through the commercial indian area. then get on the train and head to flushing, or maybe continue walking on roos until the 82nd street subway stop and then get on the 7 train.

              1. re: yussdov

                yussdov
                Very helpful, exactly the kind of info I was lookinf for, thank you

        4. Govinda's Vegetarian Grill in Queens is excellent!
          They have a nice menu of mainly Indian- and West Indian- inspired fare, at quite affordable prices. The food is all lacto-vegetarian and vegan friendly, but great for everyone. The food is delicious and the service is also quite good! Definitely check it out.

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          Govinda's Vegetarian Grill
          111-14 101st Ave, Queens, NY 11419