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Casa Enrique

Despite its Michelin-star status, Casa Enrique remains relatively undiscovered. Hed to back for a more intimate dining setting, as the bar is continuously busy and the communal long table often packed. Chef Cosme Aguilar’s menu offers real Mexican food with oozing enchiladas and platefuls of spicy Tacos. Wash it all down with strong and sharp house margaritas.

  • +1 347 448 6040
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  • 5-48 49th Ave
    Long Island City
    NY 11101

Mu Ramen

After starting life as a clandestine pop up behind a bagel store, Mu Ramen is now a redefined, sleek affair on Jackson Avenue. In a city with no shortage of ramen eateries, what sets this one apart is the oxtail and bone-marrow ramen with brisket, sour pickle and menma. Causing ques around the block Mu Ramen proudly holds the title of ‘best ramen in New York City’. Beyond the signature ramen, there’s a menu of tinkered-appetizers; try the tebaski gyoza or deep-fried chicken wing that’s stuffed with foie gras.

 

  • +1 917 868 8903
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  • 1209 Jackson Ave
    Long Island City
    NY 11101

Güllüoğlu

This Turkish outpost (the original branch dates back to 1871) shys away from gimmicks and social media hype, instead favouring a more traditional approach. Rows of sticky, golden baklava glisten invitingly behind the canteen-style counter; pair the sweet parcels of joy with the ‘black tea, extra fancy’ which you’ll spot behind the counter.

Butcher Bar

A true American affair of stars and stripes, Budweiser tributes and neon ‘BBQ’ signs makes this the ultimate neighbourhood joint. The focus is on the meat, cooked low and slow with specialist cuts from top farmers and an on site butcher giving you a DIY option. Start (and end, portion sizes are gigantic) with the ‘meat candy’ and the half-baked mac and cheese topped with spicy, beef chilli; $5 happy hour cocktails accompany the wholesome feast.

Khao Nom

Khao Nom offers a slice of modern dining in central Queens. A menu of Thai curries and noodles is both accessible and affordable, but the real speciality is dessert. Brightly coloured gelatinous treats line the counter; go for traditional homemade ice cream with palm seed and purple yam. Thai tea and coffee mixed with condensed milk is a must for sweeter-than-sweet flavours that transport your tastebuds straight to a Thai island escape.

 

  • +1 929 208 0108
  • 76-20 Woodside Avenue
    Flushing
    NY 11373

Mu Ramen

Khao Nom

Butcher Bar

Güllüoğlu

Casa Enrique

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