Wednesday, November 4, 2009

NYC Dumpling Festival - Sara Delano Roosevelt Park

NYC Dumpling Festival
Sara Delano Roosevelt Park, Houston Street b/w Forsyth St. & Chrystie St.

New York’s annual dumpling eating contest has gained such popularity over the last six years it has given way to the first annual NYC Dumpling Festival. Organized by the New York City Food Bank, over a thousand people flocked to Sara Delano Roosevelt Park two weekends ago to sample dumplings from all over the world.

These dumplings went fast, with all but two of the dumplings selling out only about a third of the way through!

The world’s largest whole-wheat dumpling (prepared by Chef One).  Stuffed with 945 regular dumplings’ worth of filling, this massive dumpling weighs in at 768 lbs.

Dumpling lovers lined up for gnocchi (Italy) and bao (China).  Other featured dumplings include tamales (Mexico), palitaw (Philippines), kuih koci (Malaysia), idli (India), and pierogi (Poland).

Be on the lookout for next year’s festival (all proceeds will benefit the Food Bank for New York City).


  1. haha -- that giant dumpling made me smile! What a fantastic food festival. Dumplings really exist all over the world, so it would be a delicious all-inclusive thing if other cities did the same kind of event. Thank you for sharing this!

  2. You gotta love NYC. So many unique food events. Wish I were there, thanks for the info.

  3. Oh my, I have never seen such a big dumpling. TQ for sharing.

  4. That is one HUGE dumpling! Did they invite people to take a bite?