Jackson Heights has been dubbed "Little India" for decades, but these days the Himalayan food is some of the most interesting. A community of Tibetan and Nepalese immigrants have made the neighborhood their home, and they've brought their food with them (most famously: momos).
This Sunday, from 11 AM to 1 PM, friend of Serious Eats and Queens expert Joe DiStefano is leading a tour of "Himalayan Heights" in what's sure to be a gut-busting crawl. Some more details:
Taste the Tibetan staple, tsampa, a roasted barley flour, and Tibetan-Sichuan fusion at Phayul. Enjoy the fiery Indian-Chinese specialty chili chicken and Tibetan tripe at Tashi Delek Momo Dumpling Palace. For those who absolutely must have Indian in Jackson Heights there will be stops for the savory vegetarian snacks known as chaat, kebabs, freshly made paratha, and Indian sweets. Meet outside Merit Kabab and Dumpling Palace, 37-67 74th St., by the 74th St. entrance to the 7 subway station.
The tour costs $80 including the price of food. You're bound to leave stuffed Tibetan delicacies and a deeper understanding of this crazy dynamic neighborhood. Reserve your spot here.