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2 Days in NYC - What's can't we miss?

Hey everyone,
I'm going to NYC soon and will be in the city for 2 days. My sister and I have explored Manhattan a decent amount but have never been to the boroughs. We were thinking of focusing on Queens or Brooklyn. We're vegetarians and don't want to spend much (cheap eats are the best!) but that's basically our only restrictions. So, what can't we leave without missing?

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  1. Why don't you take the B train to Brighton Beach (Brooklyn) and walk along the Boardwalk? Then you can stroll down Brighton Beach Avenue and see all that BB has to offer. For a nice lunch, I'd try this place. Excellent Ukranian dumplings (pelmeni & vareniki)

    http://www.glechik.com/Welcome_to_Caf...

    1. Depending on how much you like spicy food, either Spicy and Tasty (Sichuan) Fu Run (Dongbei), Liang (Taiwanese) or Imperial Palace (Cantonese) all within 2 blocks of the Main St. Subway session in Flushing.

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      1. re: swannee

        I love Spicy & Tasty too but considering the meat laden menu I think it wouldn't work for vegetarians like the OP and their sister.

      2. One of my favorite things to do in Brooklyn is eat at the food vendors that set up around the Red Hook Ballfields. The vendors are only open on weekends (not sure when exactly you are going to be in town), but they have lots of vegetarian options that are very affordable and tasty. http://www.redhookfoodvendors.com/Hom...

        1. Sahadi's market on Atlantic Ave. Amazing cheap middle eastern market.Tanoreen, Lebanese spot in Bay Ridge. Don't miss the eggplant Napoleon.

          1. I have to second the Red Hoot Ballfields and Tanoreen. Both are terrific.