Kew Gardens: Where to eat, what to do in the relaxed Queens neighborhood

Homestead’s most popular items are the cherry, apple and cheese strudels, she added.

If you’re more interested in eating than shopping, stay for lunch and order the potato pancakes (seasonal) or a sandwich stuffed with meat sliced on site.

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Spend an afternoon in Kew Gardens and you just might leave with a new hobby, heightened appreciation for nature and a taste for German food.

The neighborhood, near a 500-acre NYC park and landmarked cemetery, offers an urban-meets-suburban vibe. Just 45 minutes from Manhattan via subway, it’s a great escape from busy streets and your day-to-day routine. But if you’re not one for long commutes, consider taking the LIRR. It’ll get you there in just 20 minutes.

From what to eat to where to catch a movie, here’s how to spend the day in Kew Gardens.

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