Queens Chinatown with a Food Writer

Queens, United States

Experience hosted by Joe

3.5 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This Host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 8 people
Includes food and drinks

What you'll do

Feast your way through NYC's real Chinatown, with a renowned food writer who’s been covering every delicious development in downtown Flushing for more than 20 years! The adventure begins with delicate Cantonese chang feng from Joe’s Steam Rice Roll. Next up is Western China for spicy cold noodles, and then an exploration of a Chinese supermarket. Delight in foods from Flushing’s finest hawker stands, including amazing fried lamb dumplings and Uyghur style noodles.Taste the creamiest fresh tofu, enjoy luscious Shanghai soup dumplings, and enjoy Peking duck sandwiches. There’s even a visit to a Hindu temple where we’ll pay our respects to Ganesh and then partake in crisp buttery dosai at the Canteen. Our journey ends with some very special sweet Chinese treats.


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Other things to note:
Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring an appetite and a sense of adventure. In accordance with NYC regulations all guests must be prepared to show proof of vaccination.
Feast your way through NYC's real Chinatown, with a renowned food writer who’s been covering every delicious development in downtown Flushing for more than 20 years! The adventure begins with delicate Cantonese chang feng from Joe’s Steam Rice Roll. Next up is Western China for spicy cold noodles, and then an exploration of a Chinese supermarket. Delight in foods from Flushing’s finest hawker stands, including amazing fried lamb dumplings and Uyg…

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.

Meet your Host, Joe

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 103 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 103 reviews.

Italo
June 2021
Increíble experiencia. Joe es un apasionado de Chinatown y es sorprendente todo lo que sabe sobre la comida en la zona. Hubiera sido imposible probar todos esos platos sin Joe.
Max
June 2021
I’d absolutely recommend this tour with anyone who wants a fun day of sampling a beautifully curated selection of delicious food with a guide who knows the neighborhood inside and out. I had an amazing time and I hope more people get to do the same.
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.
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.
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.

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  • Sat, Oct 30
    11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    $105 per person

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.