Jackson Heights, Queens
Jackson Heights is among the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods in New York City, with large numbers of the population hailing from Colombia, Pakistan, Tibet, Nepal, Bangladesh, and India. (As of 2010, the neighborhood was composed of more than 60% foreign-born residents.) The latter group, specifically, has its own little enclave (dubbed Little India) on 74th Street between Roosevelt and 37th Avenues. You’ll know you’ve arrived when you’re surrounded by sari shops, Indian grocery stores, and authentic eateries like Jackson Diner, which opened in the early 1980s. And don’t let the name deter you -- you won’t see grilled cheeses and omelets here. Instead, you’ll find flavorful curries and the restaurant’s signature all-you-can-eat buffet brunch, which gets you unlimited access to curry, in addition to other popular plates like tandoori chicken, biryani, kebabs, and naan. Should you want even more, Delhi Heights also offers a variety of options, from chicken to goat to fish.