|Venue name:||Vanessa’s Dumpling House||Contact:|
118 Eldridge St
|Cross street:||between Broome and Grand Sts|
|Opening hours:||Daily 7:30am–10:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: F to Delancey St; J, M, Z to Delancey–Essex Sts|
|Price:||Average main course (8 dumplings): $2. Cash only|
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Average User Rating
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This is one of the most popular dumpling places in NYC and usually that's a reason NOT to go, but for Vanessa's, the opposite is true. It's popular for a reason - not only are the dumplings some of the best that exist in the world (okay, I can't confirm this but it HAS to be true) but the scallion pancake sandwich is truly a unique (and incredibly delicious) culinary experience. But do make sure you get both (and I recommend fried over steamed dumplings). Also it's super cheap!
This is definitely the best dumpling joint in NYC. It's kind of an institution, so it's no secret, and the lines are par for the course, but it's totally worth the wait. Also, the staff are rude and sometimes make mistakes and give you the wrong food. That's almost always a nonstarter for me, but it's not in this case, and that should say a LOT about how great their dumplings are! First of all, the dumplings are huge. Way bigger than normal, and 2-3 times bigger than Prosperity Dumpling. PD is also good, and super cheap, but just no where as tasty as VDH. Speaking of price, this place also isn't the cheapest. As mentioned, PD is cheaper, but since they are dumplings, they are obviously still cheap. Put up with the staff, and lines, and you'll be happy you went!