This immigrant-dominated neighborhood is one of NYC’s most diverse. Walking down every street corner, one can see Colombian restaurants next to Indian joints, along with rare favorites like places serving up Tibetan cuisine. Whether its Peruvian chicken spots or Himalayan curries that strike your fancy, be sure to check out our curated picks for a flavorful stroll through this eclectic neighborhood.
This outpost of a Colombian food cart has been churning authentic arepas straight from an old family recipe since the early 1990s. Arepas are a staple in Colombian and Cuban cuisines, consisting of corn and mozzarella pancakes grilled to perfection. Arepa Lady’s owner, Maria Cano, remains a Jackson Heights icon and food celebrity who delivers outstanding, quality food to those willing to wait in long lines. Be sure to order the choclo arepa with chorizo, a spicy Latin sausage.