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Your guide to the 3 top spots in New York City's Flushing neighborhood

Spending time in Flushing? Get to know this New York City neighborhood by browsing its most popular local eateries, from a dessert bar to an Indian cafeteria in a Hindu temple.

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Flushing, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.

1. Spot Dessert Bar

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Topping the list is Spot Dessert Bar. Located in the One Fulton Square complex at 39-16 Prince St., it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting 4.5 stars out of 623 reviews on Yelp.

Spot Dessert Bar launched its flagship location in the East Village back in 2009, before opening up this Flushing outpost in 2016. The rotating menu features seasonal sweets and treats created by former Iron Chef Ian Kittichai and inspired by a fusion of Western confections and Asian flavors like matcha, yuzu and red bean.

2. Ganesh Temple Canteen

Photo: Tonya P./Yelp

Next up is Ganesh Temple Canteen, an Indian vegetarian cafeteria that can be found on the lower level of the Hindu temple at 143-09 Holly Ave. This spot offers an extensive menu of veggie-friendly South Indian fare, including a wide array of dosas (savory Indian crepes), which Yelpers rave about. With 4.5 stars out of 243 reviews on Yelp, it's proved to be a local favorite

3. Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao

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Then there's Shanghainese spot Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao. After shuttering its old Prince Street storefront last spring, this beloved, Michelin-recommended eatery relocated to a new space in nearby One Fulton Square (39-16 Prince St.). Yelpers give this restaurant, which specializes in soup dumplings, four stars out of 3,545 reviews.

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