The intersection of Kissena Boulevard and Main Street in Flushing. Image: Wikimedia Commons
Flushing, Queens is a dining destination for serious foodies and fans of any of a cornucopia of authentic Asian and Indian delights; from June 15-17, you can sample the international cuisine with discounts and a tour to help you with the highlights; the Flushing’s World Fair is a three-day expo that brings together the businesses, cultural institutions and historic landmarks of the diverse and dynamic community.
Roast Duck La mian, Lanzhou Hand-pulled Noodles, Golden Mall, Flushing. Image: Gary Stevens via Flickr.
With references to the iconic 1964 World’s Fair, the thoroughly modern global village of Flushing will invite visitors and residents on walking tours and a “Passport to Flushing” that offers special discounts all weekend at participating restaurants and venues.
You can also expect workshops on small business entrepreneurship that introduce great ideas that range from Taiwanese tea tastings to South Indian dosas served at the Ganesh Temple. Walking tours led by Dr. Jack Eichenbaum, Queens Borough Historian, will explore historic sites.
New World Mall food court. Image: Chun Yip So via Flickr.
And, of course, what you’ve all been waiting for: Feasting on Flushing promises a culinary walking tour of the neighborhood’s crave-worthy cuisine led by food writer Joe DiStefano, author of “111 Places in Queens That You Must Not Miss.” The tour happens from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 16th, beginning with Cantonese steamed rice rolls from Joe’s and moving on to include more than a half-dozen stops—including Soybean Chen and Helen You’s Dumpling Galaxy—with food from China, chai and samosas at New Asian Food and a visit to the Ganesh Temple–with stops at several markets along the way. The fee for the tour is $85 per person (including food and soft drinks). To reserve a spot, e-mail [email protected] Sales close Friday June 15th at 6 p.m.
The expo is funded by the NYC Department of Small Business Services’ Neighborhood 360° Program as part of a three-year district marketing campaign called Flushing Fantastic.
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