{stories and snapshots from my new york city life.}


Friday Photos: Flushing, Queens

I'm a proud resident of Queens, NY, which happens to be the most ethnically diverse county in the United States. I live in Astoria, which is well-known for its large Greek population, and pass a storefront of dead goats on my walk to the train every morning. Several friends live in Kew Gardens, where Orthodox Jews stroll quietly in long black coats. Others live in Jackson Heights and have an amazing collection of Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi restaurants at their disposal.

Two close friends recently became homeowners in the Queens neighborhood of Flushing, the second largest Chinatown in New York City. They hosted a great housewarming party last weekend, and in addition to drooling over their new granite countertops, I also had the chance to marvel at the uniquely amazing food selection they now have at their fingertips.

{The color on these fruits have not been altered. I just wanna bite into one of those grapes!}

{Mushrooms fit to be dried.}
 (Mushrooms was an educated guess. If these are not mushrooms, please tell me:)

{Gives a whole new meaning to "street food".}

{I will give $2 to anyone who can tell me what any of these products are.}

{Seafood stalls are in abundance.}

Try these:

{Whatever he's flippin', I'll take two.}

{Heads or tails.}

{Orange you glad you made the trip out here?}

{Stir-fry before shot.}

Have a great weekend, everyone!


  1. Brilliant piccies love!

    Ok, $2 bucks right? Those black things you call mushrooms missy are known as funghi... I personally hate the texture and don't like v.much. Those little dried ball shaped things to the left of the funghi are used for Chinese soup, i can't even begin to explain what they are, but they make broth sweeter. I can't for the life of me remember what they're called.

    Those small shrimps are used in 'Fun Si' stir fries, aka vermicelli noodles with pork dishes amongst other things.. and the others are little fishes!


  2. Wow!! I am so impressed. You really know your stuff! Let me know where I should send you cash. I'm a woman of my word.

  3. Wow, what a spread! We don't really have anything close to those options out here in San Diego -- at least, not that close together. Thanks for the imagery :)

  4. Everything looks amazing. I can't decide if I want to look at it or eat it!

    Also, be sure to check out my blog for a chance to win a pair of earrings! Hope to see you over there.

    xo Becca @ Free Honey