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The Queens Heatmap: Where to Eat Right Now

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It's time to update the Queens Heatmap, a guide to new restaurants and recently-reviewed establishments in the mighty borough of Queens. Here are the places that the critics, bloggers, and restaurant obsessives are buzzing about right now. This edition of the map also includes a few seasonal restaurants that just returned for the summer. Check it out:


Added 05/05/2013: MP Taverna, The Shady Lady, Lao Cheng Du.
Added 06/08/2013: Bunker, Mamak House, Forno Pizzeria & Trattoria.
Added 07/13/2013: Milkflower, the Rockaways concessions, Thai Rock, Grill 43.
Added 08/04/2013: Sayra's Wine Bar, Crescent Grill, Mar's.
Added 09/08/2013: Snowdonia, Tamashii Ramen, Woodbines, Pata Paplean.
Added: 10/06/2013: Dutch Kills Centraal, Mezze Place, Papa's Kitchen.
Added: 11/10/2013: Venturo Osteria, Crazy Crab 888, Houdini.
Added: 12/08/2013: M. Wells Steakhouse, Mu Ramen, The Food Box.
Added: 01/04/2013: El Bombon, New York Dog House, Blend on the Water
Added 02/09/2014: The Little Lamb, Arunee Thai, Marani, Pink Nori
Added 03/09/2014: Front Toward Enemy, Maizal Astoria, Dhaulagiri Kitchen
Added 03/09/2014: Hibino, EIM Khao Mun Kai, The Bao Shoppe.
Added 05/04/2014: Mapo Korean BBQ, Fatty's, Dish
Added 06/08/2014: Rippers, Pye Boat Noodles, Rockaway Taco, Khao Man Gai NY.
Added 07/03/2014: Pastes Kiko's, Arepa Lady, Spicy Lanka
Added 08/08/2014: Bella Puebla, Khao Kang, Tommy Thai

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Bella Puebla

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94-11 Roosevelt Avenue
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
(718) 639-7300
[Photo: Paul Crispin Quitoriano]

2. Khao Kang ข้าวแกง

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76-20 Woodside Ave
Elmhurst, NY 11373
(718) 662-8721
[Yelp]

3. Tommy Thai

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85-32 Grand Avenue
Elmhurst, NY 11373
(917) 632-6881
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[Courtesy of Tommy Thai]

4. Spicy Lanka

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159-23 Hillside Ave
Queens, NY 11432
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5. Arepa Lady

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77-02a Roosevelt ave
Queens, NY
[Foursqare]

6. Pastes Kiko's

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89-16 Roosevelt Ave.
Jackson Heights, NY 11372

Robert Siestema recently discovered that popular Mexican chain Pastes Kiko's expanded to Elmhurst not too long ago. The menu at the only New York location of the chain has about 20 sweet and savory hand pies. Robert's verdict: "The quality of the pastries and filling varies, but for Mexican food enthusiasts who track every new regional cuisine that arrives here for the first time, Pastes Kiko's is a place you should visit"

7. Rippers

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86th St Boardwalk
Queens, NY 11693
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8. Pye Boat Noodle

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35-13 Broadway
Astoria, NY 11106
(718) 685-2329
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9. Rockaway Taco

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95-19 Rockaway Beach Blvd
Queens, NY 11693
(347) 213-7466
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[Rockaway Taco]

10. Khao Man Gai NY @ The Food Box

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3100 47th Ave
Queens, NY 11101
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11. Mapo Korean BBQ

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14924 41st Road
Murray Hill, NY 11355
(718) 886-8292
[Krieger]

12. EIM Khao Mun Kai

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8132 Broadway
Elmhurst, NY 11373
(347) 554-4862
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1. Bella Puebla

94-11 Roosevelt Avenue, Jackson Heights, NY 11372
[Photo: Paul Crispin Quitoriano]
94-11 Roosevelt Avenue
Jackson Heights, NY 11372

2. Khao Kang ข้าวแกง

76-20 Woodside Ave, Elmhurst, NY 11373
[Yelp]
76-20 Woodside Ave
Elmhurst, NY 11373

3. Tommy Thai

85-32 Grand Avenue, Elmhurst, NY 11373
[Courtesy of Tommy Thai]
85-32 Grand Avenue
Elmhurst, NY 11373

4. Spicy Lanka

159-23 Hillside Ave, Queens, NY 11432
[Facebook]
159-23 Hillside Ave
Queens, NY 11432

5. Arepa Lady

77-02a Roosevelt ave, Queens, NY
[Foursqare]
77-02a Roosevelt ave
Queens, NY

6. Pastes Kiko's

89-16 Roosevelt Ave., Jackson Heights, NY 11372

Robert Siestema recently discovered that popular Mexican chain Pastes Kiko's expanded to Elmhurst not too long ago. The menu at the only New York location of the chain has about 20 sweet and savory hand pies. Robert's verdict: "The quality of the pastries and filling varies, but for Mexican food enthusiasts who track every new regional cuisine that arrives here for the first time, Pastes Kiko's is a place you should visit"

89-16 Roosevelt Ave.
Jackson Heights, NY 11372

7. Rippers

86th St Boardwalk, Queens, NY 11693
[Photo]
86th St Boardwalk
Queens, NY 11693

8. Pye Boat Noodle

35-13 Broadway, Astoria, NY 11106
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[Facebook]
35-13 Broadway
Astoria, NY 11106

9. Rockaway Taco

95-19 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Queens, NY 11693
[Rockaway Taco]
95-19 Rockaway Beach Blvd
Queens, NY 11693

10. Khao Man Gai NY @ The Food Box

3100 47th Ave, Queens, NY 11101
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3100 47th Ave
Queens, NY 11101

11. Mapo Korean BBQ

14924 41st Road, Murray Hill, NY 11355
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[Krieger]
14924 41st Road
Murray Hill, NY 11355

12. EIM Khao Mun Kai

8132 Broadway, Elmhurst, NY 11373
[Photo: Yelp]
8132 Broadway
Elmhurst, NY 11373

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