Reviews by Erica H.
Erica H.
Erica H. for Queens Tastes of the World

My sister-in-law and I, both from out of town, recently spent a vacation week in NYC, and had decided to concentrate our attentions on the sights and delights of the Boroughs rather than our usual Manhattan-based visiting. We rented an apartment on the border of Queens and Brooklyn (Ridgewood), and made forays into areas-less-traveled. One of the highlights of the trip was our "Tastes of the World" tour, offered by Jeffrey Orlick. Jeff took us into the heart of Queens where, within a radius of about a 10-blocks within Jackson Heights and Elmhurst, we sampled the foods of 11 different countries. This is an area teeming with little hole-in-the-wall eateries and ethnic markets where we, the uninitiated, would have been lost trying to judge which ones were safe and delicious. Jeff is a Queens native who knows the ethnic neighborhoods well; he exudes enthusiasm for acquainting people with so many new tastes. We felt very safe with him as tour-guide and found him a genial and knowledgeable companion for the afternoon we spent in Queens. I would offer an unqualified recommendation of Jeffrey's tour to any food-lovers with adventurous tastes.