A real New York experience: Dining along the 7 Line

A view of New York City from One World Observatory atop One World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan on June 21, 2018. (Photo by Todd DeFeo/The DeFeo Groupe)

NEW YORK (defeo.biz) — Because the hipster invasion of Brooklyn tends to draw many of the headlines, many people mistakenly believe Brooklyn is the new hot borough in New York City.

Culinarily speaking, it’s actually Queens. And dining at some of the top eateries located along the 7 Line is enough to put anyone in Seventh Heaven. As I mentioned in an earlier article for Rare.us:

Most people think the best attractions and restaurants in New York City are located in Manhattan.

Sure, Manhattan is home to some of the city’s more popular landmarks and museums, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Central Park. Its popular eateries, such as Sparks Steak House and Katz’s Delicatessen, are reason enough to visit the Big Apple.

But, the real pulse of the city is just a short train ride away along the 7 Line. More specifically, it’s found in the restaurants below.

 

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The #7train is the best way to see the city. #LGM

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Here are a few ideas of places to visit:

Coffee: Baruir’s Coffee, Sunnyside

 

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Starting the day off right. #7linedining

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Breakfast: Alpha Donuts, Sunnyside

 

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Needed something to go with the coffee.

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Needed something to go with my donuts.

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Lunch: Jackson Diner, Jackson Heights

 

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We continue #7linedining with Chilly Chicken, Goat Curry and Sag Paneer.

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Another Lunch Option: Tortilleria Nixtamal, Corona

Refreshments: Rincon Criollo, Corona

 

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Lemonade is the perfect thirst-quencher for a hot summer day. #7linedining

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Of course, if you don’t want a lemonade, there’s also un cortadito. #7linedining

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Road Food: Arepa Lady, Jackson Heights

 

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This is how we tailgate. With arepas and craft beer. #LGM #7linedining #7train #7linearmy #nypostnyc

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Don’t Forget: Citi Field

 

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An enthusiastic crowd welcomed Mookie Wilson with chants of “Moo” during a ceremony honoring the 1986 Mets.

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The Mex burger at Keith’s Grill does not disappoint. Unlike the product on the field, that is.

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