Vanessa’s Dumpling House

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Vanessa's Dumpling House
Lower East Side
As diminutive as its namesake nibbles, this pot-sticker pit stop with just a few seats serves five chive-and-pork dumplings, fried or steamed, for a buck. If you want them vegetarian, you’ll have to splurge and spend $2, but then you get eight of the tasty morsels. Fifty cents buys a sesame pancake the size of a pizza wedge. Even on rainy nights, a motley throng of Lower East Siders and Chinatown moms overflows onto the street, congregating below the cupola-shaped awning to order from the street-side window.
Venue name: Vanessa’s Dumpling House
Contact:
Address: 118 Eldridge St
New York
10002
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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