New York, New York Guide (B): NYC Bizarre Foods: Greek Shwarma, Korean BBQ & Crêpes Cakes

NYC Bizarre Foods: Greek Shwarma, Korean BBQ & Crêpes Cakes
Astoria located in Queens, New York, home to many Greek-Americans and also known as Greektown, is said to have the city’s greatest Greek food and shwarma. It’s a place you should definitely check out when in New York city.

A quick train from Manhattan to Queens will take you to a wonderful world.

We recently got to try some lovely dishes at Jimbo’s, a nice little family-owned Greek restaurant located in Astoria, Queens.

Yianni along with his brother Peter are the owners of Jimbo’s Restaurant & Bar. To get the freshest food, the brothers go to the Fulton fish market at 3:00am to buy the first catches of the day and they import their olives and cheese straight from their homeland, Greece. 

We started our meal with Kria Pikilia – an assortment of three greek spreads that was served with Pita. It had Tzatziki which is a yogurt spread with cucumbers, garlic and olive oil, Tirakofetri – spicy Feta spread with jalapenos and Melitzalonasalata – roasted eggplant spread with fresh herbs.

From l-r: Tirakofetri, Melitzalonasalata and Tzatziki

I am a tzatziki lover so obviously, amongst the three, it was my favorite. The hubs liked the spicy feta spread which was surprising to me since he is not really a fan of feta cheese that much. But he couldn’t stop eating this spread with the Pita.

The portion was humongous and I admit that if I would have eaten the entire thing, I would have left no appetite for the rest of the dishes.

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Guide Name: NYC Bizarre Foods: Greek Shwarma, Korean BBQ & Crêpes Cakes
Guide Location: USA » New York
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Jimbo’s Restaurant & Bar   Spot Dessert Bar   Shilla Korean BBQ   Lady M  
Author: Shamira Deshpande
Read it on author's website: http://www.smilingnotes.com/2016/09/29/jimbos-bar-restaurant-queens-new-york/

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