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Apr 19, 2007 11:40 AM

Best Cheap Dumplings?

I'm in the mood for some good cheap dumplings tonight. The only place I know of is Dumpling Man, but the reviews don't seem too good.. too bad cuz the logo is so cute!

Anyone have any suggestions?

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  1. Rickshaw Dumpling Bar...cute place with GREAT homemade lemonade and dessert dumplings, too!

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    1. re: LFeinberg

      Ok Ok, so they're not the cheapest...but they're tasty.

      1. re: LFeinberg

        I want to try Rickshaw, but my boyfriend is insisting he doesn't want to eat in the restaurant and we have to get take out if I want dumplings from there. Is it that bad inside?

      2. re: LFeinberg

        At $4.95 for 6 dumplings, Rickshaw serves some of the more expensive dumplings in the city. At Szechuan Gourmet you get 8 dumplings for $3.95, a pretty standard price. For truly cheap (and quite good) dumplings the Dumpling House on Eldridge can't be beat. 5 or a dollar.

      3. Head down to Chinatown and try Fried Dumpling on Allen, just south of Delancy or better yet, North Dumpling, on Essex just north of Canal. Both are great and at $1 an order, well, enought.

        1. Mmm...Tasty Dumpling at 54 Mullberry. Yummers. 5 for $1, of course. Pork and chive are the best, but they have many other combinations that are worth trying.

          1. My favorite cheap dumplings are at Dumpling House (Eldridge bw. Grand & Broome). 5 dumplings for $1 - you can't beat it. And the sesame pancake with beef is simply amazing.

            now you've got me wanting this for dinner too!

            ETA: It's definitely not big on the ambiance, though, so I wouldn't suggest it if you're looking for a place to sit and eat a comfy dinner out. Hands down, still my still my top pick, though...

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            1. re: lekkercraft

              Haha, maybe it will start a dumpling craze. I think I just love the word dumpling.. sounds so plump and yummy.

              So as of now we're gonna go try Dumpling House.. thanks for all your suggestions!

            2. I prefer Prosperity Dumplings, 46 Eldridge St., but if you check the board for past threads there's really no consensus. Tasty Dumpling would be my second choice.

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              1. re: Chandavkl

                i second dumpling house as well. they have a broader selection than fried dumpling, but definitely no atmosphere (or seating) could stand and eat if it's not too packed, but that is rare. enjoy!

                1. re: Chandavkl

                  Definitely Prosperity. There's always a line out the door which means fresh dumplings. I think the one on Mosco and the one on Allen are overrated. The one on Mulberry is not bad either.

                  1. re: Miss Needle

                    Yes, the turnover at Prosperty is amazing. Sometimes they can't cook it fast enough. Tasty Dumpling is the place on Mulberry.