3 DUMPLINGS for $1.75
The Dumplings at C&L Dumplings is without a doubt, probably the cheapest eats in all of New York. Even a Hot Dog cost more than that these days. Gone are the days of the .99 Cent Hot Dog at all the various Gray’s & Papaya King Hot Dog Stands.
Vanessa Dumplings a few blocks away is the most popular of the cheap dumpling joints, and it used to be great when it was the little skinny shop with just 4 space to eat at the counter, 5 Dumplings for $1.00, and not that many people knew about the place (I did). Yes, Vanessa Dumplings was great back then, but now that everybody and their grandmother knows about the place and it has expanded, the place has gone way way down, the cool factor is gone from when I first discovered it back in 2002, and it simply isn’t that good any more. ANd oh, bu-the-way, many thick it was Vanessa Dumpling that First Started the Cheap Pork Dumpling Craze of 5 Dumplings for Just 1 Dollar. “Not!” It was 99 Allen Dumplings way back when. Unfortunately, they closed down a few years ago. Prosperity Dumpling was a great Dumpling Joint for a few years. They opened a 2nd location after doing so well for a few years, but sadly, they have closed down as well (closed both locations).
I discovered C&L Dumplings about 8 Years ago (2011) after getting my $5 Chinese Haircut on Rivington Street one Sunday. I spotted the place, and bopped in for some Dumplings. They were great, and I’ve been going there ever since. C&L Dumplings? “New York’s Cheapest Eats!”
SHOWN HERE When The Dumplings were 5 for $1.50
They’ve gone up to $1.75
STILL a GREAT PRICE
And Just about The CHEAPEST EATS in ALL of NEW YORK
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