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After Less Than a Year, Dumpling Club’s Adorable Mission District Shop Will Close

Owner Cathay Bi annouced plans to close the charming shop and event space in early October.

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Chef and owner Cathay Bi will close her Misison District shop in early October.
Patricia Chang
Lauren Saria is the editor of Eater SF and has been writing about food, drinks, and restaurants for more than a decade.

Sad news to start the week: Less than a year after opening, Dumpling Club will close up shop at 3233 22nd Street in the Mission District. Owner Cathay Bi made the announcement on Instagram on Sunday. “Starting Dumpling Club was hard, but choosing to end it was infinitely harder,” the post reads. “It took every ounce of my courage — more courage than I thought I even had — to make this decision.”

The charming storefront opened in January 2023, though Bi started the business back in 2019 as a subscription-based, small-batch dumpling club. She opened the shop with a vision of creating a community space where fans could pick up frozen dumplings, participate in classes, and shop for food and food-related products such as cookbooks, condiments, and ceramics. The location also serves hot food — including handmade dumplings filled with ingredients like squash blossoms and shrimp or pork and kimchi — on Thursday nights.

The shop’s last day will be October 8, per the post, and there will be news coming soon about the shop’s “remaining events and collaborations,” as well as frozen dumpling sales.

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