QUEENS

New York City

There’s a reason they call Queens the world’s borough. Not only is it the most ethnically diverse section of New York City, it’s one of the most diverse dining destinations on the planet. From the Egyptian cafes of Astoria’s Steinway Street and the paradise for regional Chinese food that is downtown Flushing to Rego Park’s Uzbek and Georgian eateries and the thriving South American street food scene on Roosevelt Avenue, the borough is a veritable United Nations of food. Elmhurst, the second Chinatown in Queens — yes we have two — is at the forefront of New York City’s Thai restaurant renaissance and New York City’s real Koreatown stretches for more than 10 miles along Northern Boulevard. In a three-block radius of the Jackson Heights subway station, it’s possible to sample Tibetan momo dumplings, Mexican seafood cocktails, Colombian arepas, Nepalese beef jerky and Bangladeshi chaat. The borough is also home to Michelin-starred Mexican cuisine at Chef Cosme Aguilar’s Casa Enrique and M. Wells, a Michelin-starred avante garde steakhouse from Chef Hugue Dufour, formerly of Montreal's Au Pied de Cochon.