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Nov 1, 2011 09:50 AM


Looking for the best food the borough of Queens in NYC has to offer. It's your last meal and it has to be in Queens. Where are you going? Broad topic but why not?

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  1. i'll admit i haven't explored queens as much as i would like to, but speaking from my limited experiences there, i would have to say either sripraphai for thai food or one of the malls in flushing for chinese.

    64-13 39th Ave, Queens, NY 11377

    1. While you might think of Queens as just a neighborhood in NYC, it is, in fact, a city of about 2.3 million people, making it the 4th largest city in the US (just behind Chicago) if measured on its own (though the population in Brooklyn is slightly higher at 2.5 million). Maybe you want to refine your request a little. However, on that note, two of my final meals before departing Queens were at Rincon Criollo and Kabab Cafe.

      Kabab Cafe
      25-12 Steinway St, Queens, NY 11103

      Rincon Criollo
      40-09 Junction Blvd, Queens, NY 11368

      1. My husband & I only get back to Queens (where my parents live) once per year (we live in IL). We ALWAYS hit these three places: Rosa's in Maspeth for pizza, and Ben's Best (for pastrami sandwiches) and Istanbul (love the vegetarian appetizer platter), both on Queens Blvd. in Rego Park.

        Ben's Best Kosher Deli
        96-40 Queens Blvd, Queens, NY 11374

        Rosa's Pizza
        55-26 69th St, Queens, NY 11378

        95-36 Queens Blvd, Queens, NY 11374

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        1. re: Anne

          Bens Best is OK,and will do for a fix if you live in the area as I do, but if you're coming all the way from Illinois to eat pastrami, and you're not going into the city to get a sandwich at Katz's, well, seems to me like a waste of airfare.

          1. re: ForestHillsFresser

            Ben's Best is within walking distance of my parents' place. For the past 3-4 years, we've had their pastrami sandwiches for Christmas dinner! But you're right...we do need to try Katz's.

        2. Quite a broad topic indeed. For me, that would be The North Bay (aka, Imperial Taiwanese Gourmet) on Main St a few blocks south of the Flushing Chinatown. Others may have different preferences.

          Main Street Imperial Taiwanese Gourmet
          59-14 Main St, Queens, NY 11355

          1. Sripraphai

            64-13 39th Ave, Queens, NY 11377