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Join our walk for a deep dive into the immigrant cooking experience in Queens!
November 8, 2019

Indo Java Groceries: The Rotating Chef’s Table

By Jared Cohee
Queens -- For those not in the know, the bright yellow table behind the shelves at Indo Java Groceries in Elmhurst, Queens, may seem like nothing more than a curious design choice. But what they don’t realize is that this table is a sign of something great – it means that one of three chefs is in the building.Read more
Queens -- For those not in the know, the bright yellow table behind the shelves at Indo Java Groceries in Elmhurst, Queens, may seem like nothing more than a curious design choice. But what they don’t realize is that this table is a sign of something great – it means that one of three chefs is in the building.

Hailing from different places on the long landmass of Java, the world’s most populous island, these women are cooking meals that remind New York City’s Indonesian community of the tastes they miss from back home. The origin of these popular days, when customers can purchase food cooked on the spot, happened almost by accident: Inspectors from the city health department wanted to see a working kitchen since the grocery store was selling prepared foods. Read more
Take a deep dive into the immigrant cooking experience on our Queens walk!
October 21, 2019

Kape’t Torta: Coffee and Cake, Filipino-Style

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Queens -- Tortas are modest in appearance – they resemble flattish cupcakes with minimal adornment – but they taste like breakfast at grandma’s to many homesick Filipinas. Read more
October 20, 2019

It’s Pomegranate Season, Even in Queens

By Melanie Einzig
BACKSTREET FEED -- We’re more used to seeing big bins of pomegranates in cities like Istanbul and Tbilisi, but we also caught sight of them in Queens. Our culinary walk takes in the area’s markets both big and small. Feed more