Queens is known for its diversity and wide range of culturally-influenced cuisines, and the neighborhood of Jackson Heights is no exception. Started 10 years ago, the neighborhood has been hosting the biggest Himalayan food and cultural festival, giving visitors a taste of some of Jackson Heights’ best Tibetan, Nepalese, and South Asian restaurants at the annual Momo Crawl.
In it’s 10th year, this year’s foodie haven will involve even more, newer restaurants than ever before–attendees will have the chance to try momos from over 30 of the neighborhood’s restaurants!
In order to participate in the crawl you’ll need to purchase a Momo Crawl Passport. Passports are $10 and the money goes to Students for a Free Tibet, the organization behind the Momo Crawl that works in solidarity with the Tibetan people in their struggle for freedom and independence.
Passports can be purchased online and picked up as early as 11:45a.m. at the crawl. Passport holders will also receive a ballot to vote for their favorite Momo after the crawl (voting ends at 4:30p.m.), and the winner will receive the highly coveted Momo Championship Belt.
Alongside the dumplings, attendees can enjoy endless entertainment and cultural performances put on by local artists and groups.
Where: Diversity Plaza, 73-19 37th Rd.
When: Sunday, September 18, 12p.m. – 5p.m.