Dumpling Man

Manhattan, New York City

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vegan-friendly dumpling spot

Dumpling Man is a tiny little restaurant on St. Marks that makes dumplings before your eyes. They only have 4 or 5 kinds of savory dumplings, but one of them is vegan (contains tofu and various veggies), and you can get them either steamed or seared. There are also some sweet dumplings, called coins, but the golden coin (banana, goji berry, and pine nut) is the only vegan one, as the others contain honey and/or milk.

There are a few vegan sides, including the tofu salad, soy bean pod salad, and greens salad, and some have an optional bonito flake (fish) topping, so be sure to have them leave that off. Also note that the miso soup has a fish broth.

The dumplings are 6 for $5.25 or 10 for $7.25 but they have a special between 3-5pm when you can get 6 dumplings and a small soda or water for only $3.50. The sweet dumpling "coins" are $1 each.

Dumpling Man has counter seating that can accommodate 6 or 7 people and they have a couple benches outside that can fit about 4 people, but most people seem to get this to go.

Added by Cass Danger on Jun 5 09 (last updated Jun 5 09)

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This has to be one of my new favorite places. The food is quick, cheap, and delicious. I ordered the pan-seared veggie dumplings, which were slightly greasy, but was told they're quicker to make than the steamed variety and I was in a rush. The dumplings came out in about 5 minutes and were piping hot. I threw on some soy sauce and Siracha sauce and called it a day.

I also had the banana coin (dessert dumpling w/ banana, pine nut, and goji berry), which was amazing. It was only $1 so I wish I would have ordered more.

I might have to start stopping in between 3-5pm on a regular basis, because their 6 dumplings for $3.50 special is a really good deal! 6 dumplings is a pretty good snack or a really small dinner. I love dumplings so I'd probably get two of the 2 6-packs and call it a night.

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East Village


L train to 1st Ave or 6 train to Astor Place


No Reservations

Not Wheelchair Accessible


$ - inexpensive


  • Chinese


  • Outdoor Seating


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noon - 11pm
noon - 12:30am

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