best dumplings nyc

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I would say that there is no wrong way to wrap a noodle around savory, juicy meat. Boiled or fried, filled with vegetables, meat, shrimp, or a combination of sorts. They are the perfect late night food and hangover cure. Chinatowns in Manhattan, Flushing & Sunset Park are filled with some of the best food outside of Asia and you aren't limited to just those neighborhoods. Below are some of the best little flavor packages that the city has to offer.


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mimi cheng's dumplings

Several different Chinese dumplings made from family recipes star at this tiny spot with few seats.

179 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

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dumpling man

Narrow Chinese dumpling shop offering made-to-order snacks perfect for takeout.

100 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009

photo: The Infatuation

King's County Imperial

Modern Chinese haunt serving dishes made with local ingredients, including some from its own garden.

20 Skillman Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

photo: 10best.com

photo: 10best.com

tasty dumpling

Budget Chinese fare like dumplings, soups & pancakes are served in a small space with a few seats.

42 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10013

bionic bites

bionic bites

The bao

Chic eatery known for Shanghai-style xiao long bao soup dumplings with classic & creative fillings.

Address: 13 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003

xi'an famous foods 

Local counter-serve chain offering Xi'an-style Chinese fare, including noodles, soups & sandwiches.

81 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003

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drunken dumplings

Snug spot for order-at-the-counter Chinese potstickers, pork buns & jumbo soup dumplings.

137 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10003, New York, NY 10003

photo: joe's shanghai

photo: joe's shanghai

Joe's Shanghai

Popular Chinatown eatery famed for its soup dumplings and other Shanghai dishes in a spare setting.

9 Pell St, New York, NY 10013

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photo: timeout

Lam Zhou Handmade Noodle

Bare-bones Chinese noodle joint slinging classic, housemade-dough dishes (no alcohol & cash only).

144 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002

photo: new york food journal

photo: new york food journal

vanessa's dumpling house

Bustling, no-frills restaurant serving inexpensive dumplings (fried or steamed), noodles & soup.

118 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002

nom wah tea parlor

Vintage dim sum parlor dating back to 1920 with a drink menu that includes tea, beer & wine.

13 Doyers St, New York, NY 10013

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Tasty Hand-Pulled Noodles  

Chinese noodles are made by hand and served in soups & stir-fries at this bustling, bare-bones spot.

1 Doyers St, New York, NY 10013