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Iftar

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. 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.

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

    Kababish
    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

    Dera
    72-09 Broadway, Queens, NY 11372

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

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

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      Neerob
      2109 Starling Ave, Bronx, NY 10462

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      1. re: JFores

        Neerob is a thought; keep me posted.

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        Neerob
        2109 Starling Ave, Bronx, NY 10462

        1. re: JFores

          JFores, does Neerob offer anything special for iftar?

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          Neerob
          2109 Starling Ave, Bronx, NY 10462

          1. re: CitySpoonful

            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.

            1. re: JFores

              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.

              1. re: CitySpoonful

                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.

                1. re: missmasala

                  Falooda? That's a classic Ramadan thing too.

                  1. re: JFores

                    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.

                    1. re: missmasala

                      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!

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                      Neerob
                      2109 Starling Ave, Bronx, NY 10462

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

          1. you can also try this place:
            http://maps.google.com/maps/place?hl=...

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            Bakhtar
            68-16 Fresh Meadow Ln, Queens, NY 11365