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Dim Sum for some, but not only, vegetarians and kids

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cazique Nov 11, 2011 02:12 PM

Looking for weekend morning dim sum for a group of 8 with 5 kids and some vegetarians. The rest of us like the meat dishes, so the otherwise-appealing-looking Vegetarian Dim Sum is out, but would like there to be more than just vegetable dumplings for the veg cohort. Cart-based preferred.

My usual dim sum go-to are the Golden Unicorn or Jing Fong which serve my interests just fine - I've never delved much into their vegetarian offerings so they may be fine if we know what to look/ask for or order, but perhaps there are other such places with more vegetarian options (literally) rolling around. Thanks hounds!

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Golden Unicorn
18 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002

Jing Fong
18 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10013

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    kathryn Nov 11, 2011 02:28 PM

    The problem with carts is that you risk not getting access to the vegetarian items, or possible miscommunication of your needs. I'd stick with a menu base place like Dim Sum Go Go or Red Egg.

    You should probably order a vegetarian based noodle dish or something, regardless of where you go. That way the vegetarians can have at least one dish that isn't a vegetable based dumpling.

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    Dim Sum Go Go
    5 E Broadway, New York, NY 10038

    Red Egg
    202 Centre Street, New York, NY 10013

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    1. re: kathryn
      Cheeryvisage Nov 11, 2011 02:32 PM

      I had gone to Red Egg very recently with a vegetarian friend and we were able to order an entire meal worth of vegetarian dim sum for both of us, which goes to show you what a nice vegetarian selection they have. Unfortunately, they do not use carts.

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      Red Egg
      202 Centre Street, New York, NY 10013

      1. re: kathryn
        scoopG Nov 11, 2011 02:38 PM

        This might help:

        Dim Sum Go Go:
        http://nymag.com/listings/restaurant/dim-sum-gogo/

        Red Egg:
        http://www.chow.com/manhattan_digest/6625?tag=search_results;results_list
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/610102?tag=main_body;topic-610102
        http://www.redeggnyc.com/

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        Dim Sum Go Go
        5 E Broadway, New York, NY 10038

        Red Egg
        202 Centre Street, New York, NY 10013

        1. re: kathryn
          morisaur Nov 11, 2011 04:58 PM

          i'd second dim sum go go. i think they're kind of known for having good vegetarian dumplings and i've taken vegetarians there who have been impressed. also i don't really do vegetarian so i can attest for their carnivore offerings as well (although i haven't been back for some years). they are also accommodating for large groups and children.

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          Chuck Lawrence Nov 11, 2011 09:46 PM

          Dim Sum Go Go - veggie dumplings are stars: mushroom (amazing), snow pea leaf, green dumplings - you can't go wrong. Carnivores - don't miss the duck dumplings.
          Also kids love the "go go burgers in steam buns" (not veggie) served with taro fries - fun!
          No carts, just freshly cooked to order.

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          Dim Sum Go Go
          5 E Broadway, New York, NY 10038

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