Dumpling Man

Restaurants, Chinese East Village
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Dumpling Man
The Dumpling Man is the perfect boyfriend. He’s honest: Every one of his mouthwatering hot pockets is made by hand in full view of hungry diners. He’s never boring: Each order of dumplings comes seared or steamed, with four different fillings, such as a classic pork, chive and scallion or a mix of tofu, seitan, shiitake mushrooms and bok choy. He can mix it up: The Marco Polo dumplings are bathed in an Italian-style tomato-basil-Parmesan sauce. And finally, he’s sweet: After such delectable savory snacks, he proffers a hard-to-find Japanese dessert of shaved ice, condensed milk and red beans with green-tea ice cream. The only catch: You’ll have to share him. Line up early, because he might not have enough to go around as the night wears on.


Venue name: Dumpling Man
Address: 100 St Marks Pl
New York
Cross street: between First Ave and Ave A
Opening hours: Mon–Thu, Sun 11am–11pm; Fri, Sat 11am–midnight
Transport: Subway: L to First Ave; F, V to Lower East Side–Second Ave
Price: Average dumpling order: $7. Cash only
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Jaime B

This place is magic. Do you like dumplings? Yes, duh. then you'll love this small basement counter on St. Mark's Pl that makes just dumplings all. Day. Long. When someone has to make that many dumplings over and over again (and you can watch the dumpling-makers do this behind a glass window as you eat your own), you know they're going to be good. You can get these dumplings any way you want—steamed, pan-fried, whatever—and order however many you want (starting at four, I think). No better snack or drunk food has ever been invented. These are fresh, chewy, hot, flavorful dumplings, and you will enjoy every morsel.


Whether you want a light snack or a full meal, this place doesn't let you down. You can choose from a variety of dumplings, as well as choose how you want them made (steamed or seared). The service is quick, the food is freshly made in front of your eyes, with a line of dumpling makers working steadily, and the flavors are tangy and satisfying. It's an ideal place to come alone or dine casually with a friend. Try out some of the sweet dumplings, but the main attractions are the pork, beef, chicken, shrimp and veggie options. Beware of the size, as these are Taiwanese dumplings, larger than the average bite.