An Authentic Taste of Queens at The Meadows Festival

The Cultures & Cuisines of Queens Collide at The Meadows Festival

This weekend The Meadows Music & Arts Festival makes its inaugural debut at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens. We knew the musical lineup would be strong given that the fest is being brought to us from the same team who we party with at Governors Ball.

Pairing up once again with The Infatuation to curate the food vendor list, we weren’t disappointed there either. This time around with Queens playing host, we’re seeing a good representation of the many different cultures that populate the borough’s neighborhoods.

Here we round up six of our favorite places who will be on site serving up the many cuisines of Queens.

The China/Korea-town of Queens in Flushing

Korean burritos, rice bowls or salads. Doesn’t sound like our first choice but once you know what they’ve filled with…things like bacon kimchi fried rice, the decision is made for you.

Little Guyana in Richmond Hill

Lolo’s Seafood Shack
Lolo’s Seafood Shack is self described as “where the Caribbean meets Cape Cod.” We challenge you to come up with anything bad about that combo.

Little Columbia in Jackson Heights 

Arepa Lady
We like to think of this traditional Columbian dish as a more sophisticated taco, for no reason other than they’re made with ground maize dough. That just sounds fancy. And delicious.

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Little Manila in Woodside

Jeepney Filipino Gastropub
Filipino food, huh? Never heard of it until now? Us either. Enter Jeepney who has not only introduced many to the cuisine of the Philippines but did it so well that it’s now appreciated by New Yorkers, some of the world’s harshest self-proclaimed food critics.

Little Greece in Astoria

Souvlaki GR
Meat on a stick. You can’t go wrong. Ever. Souvlaki GR, a New York Times critics pick, steps up the skewer game even further.

Like the Little Italy of Queens in Whitestone

Meat, good. Cheese, good. Fresh bread, good. If you agree, get a sandwich from these guys.