My wife & I are going to be staying at a hotel in Flushing for 3 nights & 2½ days (without a car) in early May and are unfamiliar with the area and would like suggestions for particular dishes at local inexpensive ethnic restaurants/bakeries for breakfast, lunch & dinner within a mile or so of the Main St-Flushing stop of the 7 train. Of course we could take public transport and then walk a mile.
Clearly we'll find plenty of cheap Chinese food in the area which we'll know how to order (she is Chinese), but even she would also like something else.
Fussy points: she's become a lacto-ovo vegetarian, but is unenthusiastic about Buddhist style vegetarian fare. The only vegetarian I really like is South Asian food, but I'm not fond of big pieces of meat (steaks or chops) either. We particularly like "Indian", Thai, and Mexican food, but are ready to be educated.
We live in a small-town culinary wasteland and my drool from reading the postings keeps shorting out my keyboard. I am starting to believe I could throw a stone from our hotel and randomly hit a decent place to eat. (Hell, now I want to move to Flushing!) Originally we were considering the contestants of the "vendies", but now I wonder if there's any point in going to Manhattan for cheap eats.