It doesn’t get much more comforting than the dumpling — delicate dough stuffed with some combination of ingredients which has been boiled, steamed, or fried. Popular at dim sum feasts in Chinatowns around the country, New Orleans may have few such offerings (Panda King in Gretna has the market cornered on dim sum cart service) but there are still plenty of local dumplings to die for. And not for nothing, the frozen version carried at Hong Kong Market in Gretna can satisfy a craving in a pinch.
Here’s where to find the best dumplings — from gyoza to bao to shu mai — in and around New Orleans, with a focus on those currently offering takeout and/or delivery.
NOTE: A number of these restaurants have resumed dine-in service. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: For updated information on coronavirus cases in the area, please visit the Louisiana coronavirus website.
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