Bring your chopsticks and your appetite for a walking tour of Downtown Flushing with the “guy who ate Queens.” Experience the sights, sounds, and flavors of China from Sichuan and Shanghai to Henan and Yanbian as I give you an inside look at New York City’s most delicious and diverse Chinatown.
The New York Times calls me an “invaluable food sleuth,” and Andrew Zimmern calls me "the gold standard." This is your chance to eat the best of Queens with me.
Savor such regional Chinese specialties as Henanese pot stickers, fiery Sichuan chicken, Xinjiang lamb kebabs, fresh tofu, Korean kimchi dumplings, and more at my favorite food courts and hawker stands! There’ll be a chance to chat with chefs and shop at Chinese, Korean, and Malaysian markets too.
All food and soft drinks are included.
Queens-based food writer, culinary tour guide, and consultant Joe DiStefano has been exploring the borough’s diverse global cuisines for more than a decade, and is widely recognized by such culinary luminaries as Andrew Zimmern, as a go-to source on the diverse Queens cuisine scene. He has long been a champion of the bustling Chinatown that is downtown Flushing and is fond of referring to it as “America’s Greatest Chinatown.” He is the founder and publisher of the Queenscentric food blog CHOPSTICKS & MARROW, and author of the best-selling guidebook "111 Places in Queens That You Must Not Miss." His work has appeared in The New York Times, Gourmet, Food Republic, and Serious Eats. His clients include Starbucks, the Boys Club of New York, Hormel, The Food Group, and Next Restaurant. Follow him on Twitter @JoeDiStefano and on Instagram @joedistefanoqns, just make sure to eat lunch beforehand! Full profile
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