Dragon Land Bakery

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Photograph: Krista Schlueter
Hot-dog bun at Dragon Land Bakery
Photograph: Krista Schlueter
Roast pork bun at Dragon Land Bakery
Photograph: Krista Schlueter
Roasted pork bun at Dragon Land Bakery
Photograph: Krista Schlueter
Dragon Land Bakery
Photograph: Krista Schlueter

Dragon Land Bakery

Most bakeries are sought after for their sweets, but the savory stuff is the real star at this corner pastry haunt. Underneath a ceiling hung with empty cake boxes, vested bao gatekeepers parked near the wall-spanning display of shiny, glazed buns guide the pick-and-point operation, bagging treats in wax-paper packets—they rule against customers grabbing items themselves and, curiously, limit the amount of pennies you can pay with (FYI, it’s five per customer). Ask for the hot-dog-and-scallion bun—the eggy, clover-shaped crust of this Chinese take on pigs-in-a-blanket is studded with chopped franks and topped with green onion sprigs; or a baked char siu bao, sweet minced onions cutting through the salty, syrupy pork filling.
Venue name: Dragon Land Bakery
Address: 125-135 Walker St
Cross street: at Baxter St
Opening hours: Daily 8am–8pm
Transport: Subway: J, Z, N, Q, R, 6 to Canal St
Price: Average pastry: $1. Cash only
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Adam V

Really very good bakery. It is kind of easy to miss, and there are a lot of very decent bakeries in the area - including those that look a lot better (the decor and atmosphere is more of a '2'), but the buns, assorted cakes, baked goods, and miscellaneous other stuff here is really quite tasty and delicious. It is also a good bargain. Would certainly recommend stopping off here, if in the area, and picking up some savory treats to munch on.