This past weekend I went on a really interesting food tour in Jackson Heights, Queens with a few fellow dietitians. Even though I grew up in Queens, I never really explored this neighborhood or all the amazing food that's available.
Jackson Heights is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country and the variety of foods we tried in a few block radius was astounding.
Our tour guide, Jeff Orlick has lived in the area for a good number of years and has a
good deal of knowledge about the ethnic cuisine in the area. We had a variety of foods including
Tibetan, Nepalese, Indian, Bangladeshi, Peruvian and Ecuadorian.
Throughout the tour we got to talk to the chefs and learn a bit about the culture behind the dishes.
I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would definitely come back to the area in the future. The food was all so flavorful and diverse.
It's always good to try new things and be adventurous with your eating. You never know what you will end up loving!