Chinatown: Nom Wah Tea Parlor, the first dim sum parlor in NYC. Because my first visit to Chinatown must include food, and I want it to be something a bit more authentic and historically signifigant than Lucky Garden!
Little Italy: Lombardi’s, for authentic New York pizza. Because really… this is the birthplace of American pizza, and I’m definitely not going to NYC for Little Caesar’s!
Queens: Mustang Thakali Kitchen, for Nepali fare that tastes like travels past. I love visiting Nepali establishments all over my country, and speaking to the employees in Nepali. It always brings a smile to everyone’s faces!