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The Local's Guide to Eating Well in Forest Hills, Queens's Sleeper Food Neighborhood

Neighborhood Guides Max Falkowitz 6 comments

Forest Hills, the sleepy Queens neighborhood where I grew up, isn't considered a must-eat food destination. But what it lacks in a flashy restaurant scene it makes up for with some great businesses that have stood the test of time. There's certainly enough in the neighborhood to warrant a day of eating around; here's where you should go. More

In Search of Georgian Cheese Bread in Rego Park

Noah Arenstein 8 comments

Marani, a recently opened Glatt kosher Georgian restaurant in Rego Park, prides itself on being only the second kosher Georgian restaurant in the world featuring two separate kitchens. Of the two, the dairy-only bakery downstairs is the star. More

El Changarro Taco Cart Makes the Best Mexican in Forest Hills

A Sandwich a Day Max Falkowitz 6 comments

There are few options for good Mexican cooking in Forest Hills. This little taco cart is the best of the lot. More

A Chocolate Shop in Forest Hills, 80+ Years and Counting

Sugar Rush Max Falkowitz 7 comments

A British candy is the must-order at this Austrian chocolate shop. More

Don't Miss La Boulangerie's Bread Pudding in Forest Hills

Sugar Rush Max Falkowitz 2 comments

La Boulangerie makes great French pastries, some of the best in Queens, at a fraction of some Manhattan prices. What should you order when you visit? Start with their bread pudding. More

Market Tours: Visit Carmel Grocery in Forest Hills for Eggplant Salads and Middle Eastern Staples

Clara Inés Schuhmacher 3 comments

Look close under the green and white awning and you'll notice, in the window, brightly painted signs advertising dried fruits and nuts, homemade salads, and more. Welcome to Carmel, a tiny but wonderfully stocked Middle Eastern grocery in Forest Hills. The products are fresh, the staff is friendly, and the affordable prices can't be beat. More

A Sandwich a Day: Grilled Brie and Prosciutto at Jack & Nellie's in Forest Hills

A Sandwich a Day Max Falkowitz 1 comment

There's nothing pressed and melty this "grilled" sandwich, but it's still a worthy bite for a neighborhood that could use more grown-up places to eat like this. More

Daily Scoop: Eddie's Sweet Shop in Forest Hills

Max Falkowitz 3 comments

Lots of professional dessert makers make it their mission to see their customers happy above all else; Eddie's Sweet Shop, the ice cream of my childhood, succeeds with the best of them. More

A Sandwich a Day: Shish Tawook at Wafa's in Forest Hills

A Sandwich a Day Max Falkowitz 4 comments

Sooner or later, you're going to share a meal with someone who only eats white meat chicken. When you do, take them to Wafa's, share some stellar vegetable appetizers, and let them order the shish tawook ($7.95). You may actually fight them for it halfway through. More

A Sandwich a Day: Lamb Shawarma at Wafa's in Forest Hills

A Sandwich a Day Max Falkowitz Post a comment

Come to Wafa's for the eggplant, but stick around for the shawarma. (The reverse, I suppose, is also okay.) This stuffed-to-bursting version is different from other renditions you'll find in this city, and it's all the better for it. More

Head to Wafa's in Forest Hills for Surprisingly Delicious Lebanese Vegetables

Max Falkowitz 9 comments

I wasn't looking for great eggplant at Wafa's in Forest Hills, but it found me, along with several other vegetable-forward wonders. And I'm glad they did. More

Good Bread: La Boulangerie

Good Bread Andrew Coe 8 comments

In July, he opened his bakery, La Boulangerie, in Forest Hills. It's evidently a good-bread-deprived neighborhood, because on weekends the line is out the door. More

Searching for the Best Hamentashen in Queens

Sara Markel-Gonzalez 3 comments

Purim is this weekend, and Jewish bakeries all over the city are hard at work churning out hundreds of the delicious, triangle-shaped cookies known as hamentashen. Of course, many bakeries sell them year round, but Purim is when they are meant to be eaten. I traveled around Queens, home to so many Jewish bakeries, to find the best of the best. More

Cuban Sandwiches Around Queens

Sara Markel-Gonzalez 17 comments

More Intel All Queens Roundups » Maybe walking around Queens searching for the best Cuban sandwich during a heat wave wasn't the best idea I've ever had—but the hot, humid weather sure felt like we were in Florida (or... More

The Forest Hills Festival of the Arts: A Queens Tradition

Leah Douglas 2 comments

In my opinion, there is no better way to learn about a neighborhood than by looking at how that neighborhood throws a street fair. Forest Hills Gardens, a pretty place. [Photograph: About.com] Austin Street, the main commercial strip of my... More

Searching for Ice Cream Shops in Queens

Sara Markel-Gonzalez 7 comments

It's starting to get hot out, summer is almost here, and I can hear the ice cream trucks jingling through my neighborhood every night. Now I love soft-serve as much as any kid, but sometimes Mr. Softee just isn't... More

The Best Falafel in Queens, New York

Sara Markel-Gonzalez 16 comments

Want More? View more Queens roundups » There are so many great places to find falafel all over New York City; we will be exploring the best of the best here at Serious Eats. And we're starting the search... More

Serious Eats Finds New York's Best Bagel

Carey Jones 80 comments

It's a question asked so often that it's astounding that we've never attempted an answer. Who makes the best bagel in New York? More

Off the Beaten Path: Wafa's Authentic Mediterranean Food

Joe DiStefano 8 comments

Wafa’s Authentic Mediterranean Food is an apt name for this tiny Forest Hills storefront. But this joint could just as well be called Wafa's Soul Food or Wafa's Home Cooking because that's exactly the type of grub you'll find... More

Ankimo, Inaniwa Udon, and a Surprising Salad at Katsuno in Forest Hills

Joe DiStefano 4 comments

With the notable exception of Danny Brown Wine Bar & Kitchen the stretch of Metropolitan Avenue in Forest Hills is pretty much a culinary wasteland. So I was surprised when a friend who runs the Japanese foodie web site... More

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