Food doesn’t get much better than the humble dumpling: meat or vegetables (or both) packed into a dough wrapper, folded up in one of many ways, and cooked, often by steaming or pan-frying. Dipped in a little soy sauce or black vinegar (or drizzled with chili oil), dumplings can approach the divine.
Chinatown is arguably Boston’s best neighborhood for food, and while it’s a great jumping-off point for dumplings, it isn’t the only show in town. Somerville, Cambridge, and other nearby cities and towns also have some serious spots for everyone’s favorite little dough packages.
Here’s where to find the best dumplings — soup-filled or otherwise — in and around Boston, with a focus on those currently offering takeout and/or delivery.
NOTE: A number of Boston 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 Massachusetts coronavirus website.
Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.
This map was originally published on October 31, 2017; it is updated periodically, and the date of the most recent update appears above.Read More