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Oct 5, 2009 08:53 AM

Where to buy shrimp (and veggie) dumplings?

I need to buy frozen shrimp and maybe veggie dumplings for a baby shower. I usually rely on Deluxe Food Market, but I haven't had their frozen dumplings. Can anyone recommend those or others? Also any other ideas for where to buy cheap, pre-made, portable finger food while I'm at it?

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  1. Vanessa's Dumpings!

    They are very good and cheap - $10 for 50 frozen dumplings.

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    1. re: saj1139

      Vanessa''s is greate. Dumpling man isn't bad either (not as cheap though)

    2. Vanessa dumpling house on eldridge. Cheap cheap dumplings and delicious long bao.

      1. Vanessa's are my fav dunplings, espcially the chicken ones...Keep them cold...I once transported a frozen thirty pack to NJ and they all melted into one big mess (we still pan fried and ate them)....they're that good.

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          1. Trader Joe's on E. 14th sometimes has frozen shrimp dumplings, and I think they're pretty terrific (better than Vanessa's, in fact). They also have cheap, pre-made, portable finger foods. It's not the most elegant option, but it's one-stop shopping, convenient and reliable.

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            1. re: small h

              if youre going to to to TJ's, you may as well go right down the block to vanessa's...more for less and much better...

              1. re: smokeandapancake

                We differ on the "better" part - I don't think Vanessa's are better (and I'm not sure they're even cheaper). Also, the OP needs things other than dumplings, so a trip to Vanessa's has to be supplemented with a trip to somewhere else. But heck, get a pack at both places, & let the guests decide which they prefer.

                1. re: small h

                  whole foods is also always great for finger foods

                  1. re: small h

                    Thanks for the input--I'm familiar w/ TJs frozen options, and so this might be an excuse to hit up Vanessa's for the comparison.