At the end of March I am sponsoring a henna artists conference in NYC and as part of the activities I am taking them for a field trip to Jackson Heights (as henna is used in South Asia and so henna artists tend to be interested in all stuff South Asian). I am putting together a list of places to check out during the visit and want to include a bunch of restaurants.
I usually go to the Jackson Diner and the sweet shop 2-3 doors down so that is the limit of my experience in restaurants there. I have heard that Dimple has excellent chaat, but are there other places that I should put on my list? I will also have a list of food/spice places on my list. I usually go to Subzi Mandi (I think their stuff is fresher than Patel Bros.). I would welcome recommendations in this category as well.
I have a list of saris shops, beauty salons, clothing stores, jewelry shops, Butala emporium etc. but if anyone has a favorite (sorry that this isn't food related, but I figured you all would know!) please tell me. You can post a reply here so that everyone can benefit or you can email me at the address above. Thanks in advance.