Dumplings are one of the world’s most perfect foods, but not all dumplings are created equal. Fortunately, for those who know where to look, San Francisco is home to some of the finest specimens around: dumplings with delicately thin (or satisfyingly toothsome) handmade wrappers, juicy fillings, and, sometimes, crispy pan-fried bottoms. The strength of San Francisco’s dumpling scene lies in its great variety, from Nepalese momos and Mongolian buuz to Shanghainese xiao long bao and any number of other regionally specific Chinese boiled and steamed delicacies.
Follow this guide to 18 of the city’s favorite dumpling spots, and you’ll never be starved for tasty (and often exceptionally affordable) dumplings — and you’ll know exactly what to order if you want to experience the best that each restaurant has to offer.
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