Food places from which to order take-away – incomplete and inadequate – covers a portion of Queens, NYC centred on the Woodhaven Boulevard stop on the J, but also extending up to Elmhurst/Jackson Heights. Mostly these are small, high-quality businesses that should be supported, that they might be around on the other side. They deliver through usual channels or USPS.
Old school chocolate shop from 1925 in the same family, hand-made chocolates, available for postal/web order.
Sultan’s Dine (Richmond Hill) – 110-23 Jamaica Ave, (718) 846-2513
Bangladeshi/Afghan food with branches in Astoria and Dhaka, Bangladesh. Super samosas, kebabs, biryani.
Caleta 111 Cevicheria (Richmond Hill) – 111-27 Jamaica Ave, (929) 335-0386
New ceviche place, chef is ex-Llama Inn. Review here.
Tavares (Woodhaven) – 96-10 Jamaica Ave, (718) 441-0068
Dominican, very good roast pork, bacalao.
Cuenca Coffee Shop (Woodhaven) – 95-29 Jamaica Ave, (718) 847-4642
Colombian, Peruvian, Ecuadorian: great soups, chaulafan, chicken rice, fried fish filet.
Mistura Peruana (Woodhaven) – 86-6 Jamaica Ave, (718) 441-1461
Solid Peruvian food, ceviche
Good roast chicken, Colombian food, massive margaritas (though not as fun in a takeaway cup)
Roti on the Run (Cypress Hills) – 3140 Fulton St, (718) 235-4414
The Showroom BK (Cypress Hills) – 23 Lincoln Ave, (718) 600-9001
Attached to a large restaurant supply store, this is a suprisingly stylish joint that does delicious roast chicken and Peruvian specialties.
Very good Pakistani food, probably best Sub-continental in JH. Samosas, kebabs.
Khao Kang (Elmhurst) – 76-20 Woodside Ave, @khaokangnyc , (718) 806-1807
Possibly the best, certainly at the price, Thai in Elmhurst/Woodside area. Fresh food in hot-tables, pick what you want. Legend.
Pata Market (Elmhurst) – 81-16 Broadway, (347) 935-3714
Near a host of other Thai places, this little emporium stocks fully cooked food from various kitchens nearby, as well as a modest selection of Thai ingredients. The sausages, minced pork, fish mousse kill.
Taiwanese Gourmet (Elmhurst) – 84-02 Broadway, (718) 478-8988
If only the rest of the Chinese ‘takeaway’ in NYC were like this.