Jackson Heights

Eat and shop your way around the world, steps from home

One of the most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods in New York, Jackson Heights is bursting with delicious cuisine, one-of-a-kind shops, and tree-lined streets and green spaces. Put down roots in one of the first U.S. cities originally designed as part of the garden city movement, overflowing with leafy avenues and parks that now host family-friendly events, concerts and the weekly Jackson Heights Greenmarket. The quiet of the residential areas is balanced by the lively restaurants and shopping on the main avenues, which feature something for everyone.

Eat your way around the world at the incredible eateries of Little India and Himalayan Heights, as well as top-rated restaurants serving food from almost every other country and region, including Argentine, Colombian, Peruvian, Brazilian, Jamaican, Thai, Chinese, Egyptian, Italian, Irish, and Eastern European. Get ready to down dosas, arepas, tortas, gorditas, chuzas, pepusas, empanadas, ceviche, laphing, thalis, momos, and curries. Not to mention the classic milkshakes, egg creams and malteds at Jahn’s diner. Shop at Queens Center Mall and Queens Place Mall, both conveniently close by. Unwind with a run, stroll or picnic in the great outdoors of nearby Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Take in an exhibition at either the Queens Museum or New York Hall of Science, or enjoy a game or concert at nearby Citi Field.