I may find myself in NY on the day after Thanksgiving, but only for a few hours. Since there isn't much time, I figured a fun thing to do might be a whirlwind food gathering operation around Flushing or Jackson Hts (or any other neighborhood with a good concentration of interesting finds). I know nothing about the area, apart from the foodie TV shows about the amazing assortment of ethnic food, many types of which may not be available in my neck of the woods (Greater Boston). I figured we could have a cooler or two in the car, and hit some key places for some stuff to haul home.
Stuff I'm looking for:
VERY hot spicy cuisine
Ethnic Chinese (we do authentic Sichuan pretty well around me, so maybe other, more obscure types of regional cuisine?)
Ethnic markets (authentic Latin American, Middle Eastern, Asian, E. European)
Authentic deli (Jewish specialties?)/bakery (bialys?)
Unusual Indian/Pakistani (Sri Lankan?)
any other place offering unique takes on pizza, sandwiches, etc.