46 Eldridge St # 1
New York, NY 10002
We walked all the way towards and past Elizabeth St, Bowery St, and on to Eldridge St. It’s a bit of a hike from both Canal and Grand St. stations. However, it was well worth the trouble. In a small hole in the wall with only 5 seats lined against the wall, there was a little dumpling house that sells piping hot plump pork and chive dumplings (THERE ARE vegetable dumplings, although I don’t know if you would really go to Chinatown for strictly vegetarian food).
It was delicious and pretty damn large. However, what you can’t beat is the price. Five delicious pan fried dumplings for $1. You can also get 10 boiled dumplings for $2. Sesame Pancakes for $0.75. Seriously.
We ordered dumplings for 2 w/ sodas that filled us up for under $5. Then, we bought 50 frozen dumplings for $8. You know, because it was that good and it beats any gyoza we get at the Japanese store.
Just don’t mind the surly man behind the counter who will throw money back at you. You know, cause it’s Chinatown.