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DaveCook Aug 3, 2011 05:02 PM

Seeking recommendations for iftar, the evening meal that breaks the fast during Ramadan, for dining in or taking out. Vicinities of Jackson Heights, Queens or Kensington, Brooklyn especially.

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  1. MumonA RE: DaveCook Aug 3, 2011 06:46 PM

    I haven't had much luck with the iftar boxes in Jackson Heights, Dave. Can't recommend Dera, Kabab King, Alauddin Sweets -- have they changed hands recently? -- Kababish, or Talk of the Town. The predecessor to Gourmet was also forgettable. Poorly fried items, pakora among others, in each case. Spicy Mina was the only one that I made sure to get each year.

    Hope others have had better fortune.

    Kabab King Diner
    73-01 37th Rd, Queens, NY 11372

    7064 Broadway, Queens, NY 11372

    Premium Sweets
    37-14 73rd St, Queens, NY 11372

    Talk of the Town
    37-21 72nd St, Queens, NY 11372

    72-09 Broadway, Queens, NY 11372

    Gourmet Sweets and Restaurant
    72-08 Broadway, Queens, NY 11372

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      JFores RE: DaveCook Aug 3, 2011 07:32 PM

      I'm going to iftar at Neerob sometime soon if you want to come.

      2109 Starling Ave, Bronx, NY 10462

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        DaveCook RE: JFores Aug 3, 2011 08:05 PM

        Neerob is a thought; keep me posted.

        2109 Starling Ave, Bronx, NY 10462

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          CitySpoonful RE: JFores Aug 9, 2011 08:31 AM

          JFores, does Neerob offer anything special for iftar?

          2109 Starling Ave, Bronx, NY 10462

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            JFores RE: CitySpoonful Aug 10, 2011 09:05 AM

            Not sure yet. I need to call them and find out their hours at which time I may email a few people to see if they'd want to tag along (Neerob repeats, people who missed it last time, friends, etc.)

            I'd imagine they'd have a few particularly Ramadan oriented things around and they'll probably be doing an iftar meal deal.

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              CitySpoonful RE: JFores Aug 10, 2011 11:16 AM

              I'd be curious to tag along. :)

              I also asked a Pakistani friend of mine about good places for iftar, and she recommended a few places she likes (sorry all are in Manhattan but this thread started here on the Outer Boroughs board):

              Ali Baba's on 34th St.
              Turkish Kitchen on 3rd Ave. between 27th St & 28th St.
              Islamic Center of NY Mosque at 96th St. and 3rd Ave.

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                missmasala RE: CitySpoonful Aug 11, 2011 04:52 AM

                Me too. I'm back. And I've never had an iftar meal. Also, been wanting to go back to neerob to try the frozen confections (can't remember the name) the owner said he was going to do for summer.

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                  JFores RE: missmasala Aug 11, 2011 07:27 PM

                  Falooda? That's a classic Ramadan thing too.

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                    missmasala RE: JFores Aug 12, 2011 06:12 AM

                    Falooda was what I was thinking it might be, but my memory keeps telling me he called it something else. Of course, my memory is often wrong.
                    CitySpoonful, do you remember?
                    Can you get falooda anywhere else in NYC? Cause he said he would be the only place selling whatever it is he is making.

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                      CitySpoonful RE: missmasala Aug 12, 2011 03:32 PM

                      Yes, it was falooda! And yes you can get it elsewhere in NYC. I remember coming across it almost immediately after our Neerob dinner but can't remember where exactly. Argh!

                      2109 Starling Ave, Bronx, NY 10462

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          xmoex123 RE: DaveCook Aug 7, 2011 10:13 PM

          Have you visited Steinway? One of the restaurants must be offering something for iftar.

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            xmoex123 RE: DaveCook Aug 7, 2011 10:17 PM

            you can also try this place:

            68-16 Fresh Meadow Ln, Queens, NY 11365

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