With constant big-name openings in Manhattan and an ever-continuing food revolution in Brooklyn, it’s easy to overlook neighboring Queens as an up-and-coming destination for good eats. But Queens is definitely having a moment (though in a humbler, quieter sense). In the past few months alone, spots specializing in Bhutanese, Tibetan, Szechuan, Nepalese and Thai cuisine (as well as ramen) have opened their doors under nondescript awnings and within places like malls and shopping centers. And many of them are legit. In a lot of ways, Queens is a borough of neighborhoods, and this is reflected in its food: There are pockets of exceptional Thai (Elmhurst), Chinese (Flushing), Korean (Flushing), Indian (Jackson Heights), Mexican (Corona) and Greek (Astoria) joints. So take our advice and hop on the 7 train this weekend.
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