What’s the ultimate share food? Dumplings!
By Brittany Tiplady
Dumplings — beloved across many cultures, existing in hundreds of iterations, enjoyed for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Ideal for sharing, stacked with options for vegans and vegetarians, best enjoyed with a group of fellow food lovers. And yet, dumplings are perhaps underrated as superb picnic food. Here are some spots across Metro Vancouver serving up delicious dumplings, fit for a picnic.
Truly, one my favourite places in the city. Best known for their hearty bowls, sumptuous Baos and generous feast combos, Heritage is also the perfect place to grab an order of their Crystal Prawn Dumpling, and Steamed Xiao Long Bao Dumpling. Pro tip: get your takeout from the Broadway location and pop over to Jonathan Rogers Park for a sweet lil’ picnic.
382 West Broadway
1108 West Pender Street, Vancouver
Pierogies in the park, anyone? Kozak has three sit-down locations (New West, East Vancouver, and their new home in Gastown), but that doesn’t mean takeout isn’t an option. Be the hero of your next outdoor gathering and pick up some Varenyky (boiled) Pierogi, stuffed crepes, cabbage rolls, and a Dark Chocolate Babka for good measure.
Learn more about what each Kozak location is serving up on Instagram.
5077 Victoria Dr, Vancouver
444 6th St, New Westminster
1 W Cordova St, Vancouver, BC
Mark your calendars for the BC Dumpling Festival, happening August 13th, 11am to 8pm at Town Centre Park, Coquitlam. Presented by the Asian Arts and Culture Society, the inaugural BC Dumpling Festival is a family-friendly, joyful celebration of diversity, bringing together the Tri-Cities and beyond for a day of entertainment, shopping, activities, and of course, food. Catch up on vendor and event updates on Instagram.
Town Centre Park, Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
The dumpling options in Richmond are pretty much endless. Thankfully, the good folks at Tourism Richmond have put together a comprehensive Dumpling Trail map to help you narrow down your decisions. If you’re feeling dumplings to go, consider stopping by SuHang restaurant for delicious Dim Sum takeout, Shanghainese Dim Sum is served all day, vegan-friendly and gluten-free options available! Don’t skimp on the Pan-fried Pork Buns, or the Shrimp and Chive Dumplings.
8291 Ackroyd Rd Unit 100, Richmond, BC
Heritage Asian Eatery, West Broadway: 2-minute walk from Broadway-City Hall SkyTrain Station
Kozak Ukrainian Eatery, New Westminster: 8-minute walk from 106 or 123 bus
Kozak Ukrainian Eatery, Cordova (downtown): 9-minute walk from Stadium-Chinatown SkyTrain Station
BC Dumpling Festival: 15-minute walk from Lafarge Lake-Douglas SkyTrain Station
SuHang Reatauraunt: 10-minute walk from Lansdowne SkyTrain Station