Jackson Heights has a plethora of different ethnic areas, but my favorite is the Indian section on 74th st, known as “Little India”. There are lots of shops, food stands, and restaurants that are all amazing, but I will make the trek just to have a meal at Jackson Diner. It has a kind of airy-cafeteria feel and a flustered staff (though, incredibly fast service, I will say), but is inexpensive, has huge portions, and is probably the best Indian food I’ve ever had. The big huge windows in the front are great for people watching, and they have a super cheap lunch buffet daily. After you eat, wander your stuffed-self around the block lots of interesting things to look at.
37-47 74th St
Jackson Heights, New York