is another landmark in Jackson Heights, but one little known outside the immigrant community. It's been in its present location since 1971. You can eat lunch or dinner here, but it is best known for its Indian sweets -- or more accurately, its Pakistani sweets (Shaheen's is a Pakistani restaurant).
Indian sweets look odd, but turn away at your loss! They are always made with a base of butter and sugar, and may include milk, flour, nuts, or paneer (cottage cheese). Check this link for a rundown on Benghali sweets
and North Indian desserts
. Or better yet, walk into Shaheen's and pick up what looks best. A small assortment of sweets costs less than five dollars.
If you stay for a meal, check the food on display at the counter and place your order there. Take a seat and the food will be brought to you. Prices are very reasonable.
Shaheen's is very well known in the Pakistani community. On a weekday, its clientele are almost exclusively Pakistani men.
Shaheen Sweets & Cuisine
Jackson Heights, NY
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