This Chinese place in Elmhurst serves dumplings the size of change purses, in both fried and steamed varieties. Aside from their plumpness, Lao Bei Fang’s pork and chive dumplings are a good option if you’re looking for a quick, affordable lunch. Each order of four costs less than a subway fare.
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Saraling Atin is a Filipino grocery store in Elmhurst with a cafeteria-style counter of meaty stews and pancit noodles in the back.
Kape’t Torta is a Filipino bakery in Elmhurst that makes excellent pan de sal and other sweet pastries.
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Carifesta Halal Restaurant
Carifesta in South Richmond Hill makes excellent halal Chinese-Guyanese food, make sure to get the fried chicken fried rice.
Purple Yam serves Filipino food in a casual space with a nice backyard. Use it for a group dinner in Ditmas Park.
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Ayada is one of the best Thai restaurants in the city. Bring a big group to Elmhurst spot, and cover your table in duck, catfish, and drunken noodles.
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