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My girlfriend and I have recently moved to Manhattan. We have a very tight budget, but still would like to experience as much as possible food-wise.

Tonight our goal is to find some cheap yet amazing dumplings or potstickers....any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Preferably anything near the 1/2/3 or C trains (we live in UWS)

Also, any other tips would be great for any type of food.

We found an old post from 2007 or 2008 with regards to dumplings, but was hoping for something a little more up to date. Can you really still find 5 dumplings for $1 at some places?

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  1. you'll be all set with Prosperity Dumplings, but they are on the east side of chinatown (as are most of the other cheap dumpling spots), 1/2/3/C is too west to find the good dumps.

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    Prosperity Dumpling
    46 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002

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    1. re: bigjeff

      Gotta agree with Prosperity. Plus, good sesame pancake with beef when fresh out of the fryer.

      1. re: jdf

        Prosperity is worth the trek...
        Vanessa also good, not quite as cheap though

    2. I Love Plump Dumpling in the East Village. They also have shaved ice which is a nice summer treat!

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      Yummy Dumpling
      174 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

      1. Tasty Dumplings on Mulberry near Mosco Street--bring an ice pack and buy a bag for less than $10 then fry them up at home for pennies, literally (50 per bag.) Don't cost much there cooked, either...the dough is somewhat heavier than "pot stickers"...You can also get 5 for $1 at the unnamed dumpling place on Mosco, off of Mulberry. Some people on this board don't go for them but I have found them to be just fine...

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        Tasty Dumpling
        54 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10013

        1. grubstreet had a story about NYC dumplings joints (with photos) with Ming Tsai. I saw him with the photographer diving into dumplings outside of Prosperity Dumpling...I didn't realize it was Ming Tsai until I heard his voice say "hmmm... So good!"

          And prosperity dumpling sells frozen ones for home cooking too (as do a few of the other dumpling joints on the same street). I think it's around $8 a bag of 50.

          Anyways, the article below:

          http://newyork.grubstreet.com/2009/09...

          1. Anyone tried the Taiwan Dumpling Cart over on Cooper Square? I found them to be pretty delish, at around 3.5 for 5.

            1. Thanks for all the advice! We ended up trying out Prosperity...they were AWESOME! We couldn't believe that $4 would be enough to buy a good meal for BOTH of us! The dumplings were excellent, as soon as we got back we regretted not buying the bag of 50 frozen for $8...thanks again!

              1. While not as cheap as Chinatown, we have a very decent dumpling house right on the UWS. East Dumplings on 106th St. is excellent. I really like their steamed versions of the pork and chive, and the chicken basil shitake mushroom. They are a few blocks from the 1 train and they deliver.

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                East Dumpling House
                248 W 106th St, New York, NY 10025