3767 74th St, Jackson Heights
Merit Farms is a Bangladeshi, Pakistani, Indian, Tibetan hole-in-the-wall. It definitely has an identity crisis, as the name connotes a pleasant farm-to-table cafe. Nothing could be further from the truth as this dive is about all things fried. We were there after an evening of karaoke at 3:30 am, and it was the perfect end to the night. The chicken samosas are the best thing on the menu and worthy of your time and attention. The perfectly fried and crispy exterior is filled with soft chicken and vegetables and a complex array of Indian spices. We had some sausage and various other fried shapes, but really, you just want the chicken samosas. A big shout-out to Bogia for discovering this greasy treasure!