This Chinese place in Elmhurst serves dumplings the size of change purses, in both fried and steamed varieties. Aside from their plumpness, Lao Bei Fang’s pork and chive dumplings are a good option if you’re looking for a quick, affordable lunch. Each order of four costs less than a subway fare.
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Patacon Pisao is a counter-service Venezuelan spot in Elmhurst that has a few locations around NYC.
Lhasa Fresh Food
If you want to eat Tibetan food in Elmhurst, head straight to Lhasa Fresh Food and order some momos and thenthuk.
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Xi’an Famous Foods
On one hand, Xi’an’s presence in Midtown is great because this area desperately needs more cheap and delicious things to eat for lunch. On the other hand, no one at your office wants to be around for the aftermath of those spicy cumin lamb noodles you ordered.
Blue Willow is an upscale Chinese restaurant in Midtown that specializes in Szechuan and Hunan food.
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Ayada is one of the best Thai restaurants in the city. Bring a big group to Elmhurst spot, and cover your table in duck, catfish, and drunken noodles.
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