Time and again we’ve extolled the virtues of Flushing, the Queens neighborhood at the end of the number 7 line that’s home to one of New York’s largest and best-fed Chinese communities. Few places in this city will feed you better or cheaper, and with an empty stomach and strong resolve, you can fill up on killer dumplings, noodles, and crispy cumin lamb all within a few blocks.
When travelers to New York ask me where to eat, I send them to Flushing. When locals ask me about a new restaurant I’m excited about, the answer’s often there. But let’s say you have just one day to take a whirlwind tour of the neighborhood. What do you need to try?