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Queens Chinatown with a Food Writer

Rated 4.83 out of 5 from 98 reviews.Queens, United States

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Experience hosted by Joe

3.5 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Enjoy hidden Chinese delicacies

Feast your way through NYC's real Chinatown. Our journey begins with delicate Cantonese chang feng from Joe’s Steam Rice Roll. Next up is Western China via New World Mall for spicy cold noodles. We’ll taste the creamiest fresh tofu, enjoy luscious Shanghai soup dumplings and Peking duck. At the Ganesh Temple, we’ll pay our respects to Ganesh and then partake in delightful dosai at the Canteen. We’ll enjoy lamb xiao long bao, seabass jiaozi and other Tianjin treats. We’ll end with a visit to the neighborhood’s oldest food hall, Golden Shopping Mall, a favorite of Andrew Zimmern and Anthony Bourdain.

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Enjoy hidden Chinese delicacies

Feast your way through NYC's real Chinatown. Our journey begins with delicate Cantonese chang feng from Joe’s Steam Rice Roll. Next up is Western China via New World Mall for spicy cold noodles. We’ll taste the creamiest fresh tofu, enjoy luscious Shanghai soup dumplings and Peking duck. At the Ganesh Temple, we’ll pay our respects to Ganesh and then partake in delightful dosai at the Canteen. We’ll enjoy lamb xiao long bao, seabass jiaozi and other Tianjin treats. We’ll end with a visit to the neighborhood’s oldest food hall, Golden Shopping Mall, a favorite of Andrew Zimmern and…

What's included

  • Food
    I’ll provide a wealth of delicacies at eight top spots.
  • Drinks
    I’ll provide non-alcoholic drinks throughout the experience.
From $95
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Joe

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 98 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm a Queens-based food writer (www.chopsticksandmarrow.com) and culinary experience guide and author of the best selling guidebook "111 Places in Queens That You Must Not Miss." I'm widely recognized by such culinary luminaries as Anthony Bourdain and Andrew Zimmern as a go-to source on Queens' rich tapestry of cuisines and cultures from Michelin-starred temples of gastronomy to actual Thai and Hindu temples where food is served.
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Where you'll be

Our culinary adventure begins in the heart of downtown Flushing, New York City's delicious and diverse Chinatown. Situated at the last stop on the 7 train, it's a wonderland of regional Chinese food courts, hawker stands, and markets. There's even a Hindu temple.

Rated 4.83 out of 5 from 98 reviews.

Anooj
February 2020
The tour was amazing! Joe is very knowledgeable and took us to many hidden gems that I would have missed otherwise. I highly recommend this tour with Joe!
Eric
January 2020
Joe was an excellent guide with an encyclopedic knowledge of the area food scene — extremely accommodating and flexible with our schedule. Everything we ate was top-notch, and there were plenty of delightful surprises, even as Queens residents! Highly recommended to locals and visitors alike.
Joe was an excellent guide with an encyclopedic knowledge of the area food scene — extremely accommodating and flexible with our schedule. Everything we ate was top-notch, and ther…
Justin
January 2020
Really good experience that brought to life a part of Queens that few tourists venture to, Joe clearly knows the area well and all of the stops provided interesting insights into different aspects of the local Chinese and Indian communities. The food was tasty and varied and there was a good mix of locations and different types of food. The highlight was the fresh tofu from a booth in a florist shop! Really good experience and a really authentic experience of Flushing's vibrant food scene.
Really good experience that brought to life a part of Queens that few tourists venture to, Joe clearly knows the area well and all of the stops provided interesting insights into d…
Danielle
January 2020
While I had a lovely time on the tour and Joe was certainly able to answer my questions. I think the amount of money that this tour costs is not in line with the experience given the cost of the food itself.
Ryan
January 2020
Joe was a wonderful host, and has deep knowledge of the food topics he covered. He did seem a bit uptight with the group, I suspect to keep us on task. Overall, a good experience.
Steffi
December 2019
We had an amazing time with Joe who showed us Flushing from an insider perspective. He seems to know everybody and you really feel like Joe's friend who shows his hood to you. A lot of hidden gems, a lot of spontaneous visits and most forward the probably best Chinese Food in my life. Thank you Joe! We'll be back for the 7train tour.
We had an amazing time with Joe who showed us Flushing from an insider perspective. He seems to know everybody and you really feel like Joe's friend who shows his hood to you. A lo…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 13 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring an appetite and a sense of adventure.