Queens, New York

Flushing Chinatown Food Tour

with Joe D.

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54 reviews

Joe D.

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Bring your chopsticks and your appetite for a walking tour of Downtown Flushing with the Culinary King of Queens. Experience the sights, sounds, and flavors of China from Sichuan and Shanghai to Guangzhou and Xi'an as I give you an inside look at New York City’s most delicious and diverse Chinatown.

The New York Times calls me an “invaluable food sleuth,” and Andrew Zimmern calls me "the gold standard." This is your chance to eat the best of America's Greatest Chinatown with me.

Savor such regional Chinese specialties as delicate Cantonese steamed rice roll, Western Chinese pork flatbread sandwiches, Sichuan ma po tofu, Xinjiang lamb kebabs, fresh tofu, and more at my favorite food courts and hawker stands! There’ll be a chance to chat with chefs and shop at Chinese, markets too.

All food and soft drinks are included.

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for 3 hours

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Nov 16
2:00 pm
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Joe D.

Queens-based food writer, culinary tour guide, and consultant  Joe DiStefano has been exploring the borough’s diverse global cuisines for more than a decade, and is widely recognized by such culinary luminaries as Andrew Zimmern, as a go-to source on the diverse Queens cuisine scene. He has long been a champion of the bustling Chinatown that is downtown Flushing and is fond of referring to it as “America’s Greatest Chinatown.” He is the founder and publisher of the Queenscentric food blog CHOPSTICKS & MARROW, and author of the best-selling guidebook "111 Places in Queens That You Must Not Miss."  His work has appeared in The New York Times, Gourmet, Food Republic, and Serious Eats. His clients include Starbucks, the Boys Club of New York, Hormel, The Food Group, and Next Restaurant.  Follow him on Twitter @JoeDiStefano and on Instagram @joedistefanoqns, just make sure to eat lunch beforehand! Full profile

54 Reviews

Erin N.

Worth every penny. Joe is incredibly knowledgeable about the food and the cultural influencers that affect flavors, ingredient selection, preparations, etc. You will be stuffed and thinking about the "best ____ ever!" hours after the tour is over. I definitely plan on going back to Flushing on my own and hiring Joe again for a different food experience.

Greg S.

Great afternoon with Joe. He brought us to a variety of places serving tasty Chinese, Korean, and Indian food. Highly recommended!

Avigail D.

This was a delicious adventure! For those of you who think you know New York, you really don't until you have done this tour... Joe does an amazing job picking the best dishes and giving you a full experience of various cuisines, popular local hang-outs and even the best markets. Everyone I tell about our experience wants us to take them to Flushing China Town - I can't wait to go back and bring more friends to experience Joe & the amazing food finds.

Damien G.

It was a fun introduction to Chinese food in Flushing. Joe took us to all these little food joints that probably only the locals know about.

Todd K.

This was a unique adventure. I didn't know Flushing even had a Chinatown. Joe brought us to places we would have never known about and sampled food that we never would have thought of trying. Joe is a great guy and wonderful guide. We will definitely try another one of his tours and tell our friends

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