2021: Manhattan Voted Joe’s Shanghai Best Dumplings!
136-21 37 Avenue
(718) 539-3838 – www.joeshanghairestaurants.com
On a quest to find the best dumplings in the city? Search no more! Joe’s Shanghai signature soup dumplings have been the favorite of many for over 20 plus years. Each dumpling is hand made and its size is slightly bigger than a golf ball, containing a meatball core surrounded by a flavorful meaty broth behind its doughy walls. Meatballs come in two options: pork or a pork and crab mix. Joe’s Shanghai dumplings are made to order, steamed and served directly on a steam basket. The restaurant has served over a million dumplings since its opening, so there’s no doubt they’re a favorite among Manhattanites. Come in to try them for yourself and you’ll understand!
2020: Manhattan Voted Vanessa’s Dumpling House Best Dumplings!
Vanessa’s Dumpling House
118 Eldridge St
(212) 625-8008 – www.vanessas.com
If you’re craving dumplings, then Vanessa’s Dumpling House in Chinatown is the place to grab a bite! The family-run business was established in 1999, where Vanessa sold her first batch of dumplings attentive detail and quality and adherence to centuries of tradition passed down from her grandparents and parents. Daily fresh ingredients are used to make sesame pancake breads, fillings, noodles, soups, salads and sauces many times each day. Vanessa’s offers seasonal dumplings such as pumpkin and zucchini, lamb and squash, and spicy and banana dumplings that reflect her creativity as well as the diversity of New York. The name Vanessa’s is recognized by New Yorkers – students, artists and families ,international travelers, NY businesses and caters as she shares her recipes with hundreds of people daily.