Though it’s an area of only roughly one hundred square miles, it’s no secret that Queens is New York City’s most diverse borough (rivaled closely by Brooklyn). But did you know it’s also one of the most ethnically diverse urban areas in the world?
Piecing together dozens of neighborhoods each with their own identity, Queens is essentially the living, breathing version of a patchwork quilt, so you can understand our excitement to find out about the borough’s very own restaurant month.
The Queens Together Restaurant Association is hosting Eats in Queens Restaurant Month, where hungry diners can feast on the 120+ countries represented in the borough–and the mere thought of it has our mouths watering.
30 different Queens’ neighborhoods are participating, including everywhere from Astoria and Forest Hills to Rockaway and Woodside.
Those who donate $25 or more to Queens Together–which will go to food relief efforts–will receive a discount pass to use an unlimited amount of times at any of the participating restaurants.
Some participating restaurants include:
- Citrico Cafe & Agaveria, Astoria
- The Queensboro, Jackson Heights
- De Mole, Woodside
- Hoi Polloi, Flushing
- The Lowery Bar & Kitchen, Sunnyside
- Odaan, Ridgewood
- Love’s Kitchen, Kew Gardens
- The Cuban Restaurant, Bayside
- The Hot Spot BBQ & Grill, Fresh Meadows
- Madera, LIC
This March marks three years since Queens Together was created. They work to empower restaurants and support the borough’s communities which were impacted by the pandemic. Throughout that time they’ve helped hundreds of restaurants and have fed over 300,000 neighbors.
You can head to Queens Restaurant’s website to view the full list of participating restaurants, which you can filter by neighborhood or cuisine.
Eats in Queens Restaurant Month is going on now through Friday, March 31st. Discounts range from 10-20% off.
Looks like it’s time for the ultimate Queens restaurant tour–happy feasting!