Hipster dumpling shop opens first restaurant outside N.Y. in Dallas
A dumpling shop from New York is coming to Dallas: Brooklyn Dumpling Shop will open its first Texas location in Dallas in Deep Ellum, offering traditional and specialty dumplings influenced by flavors found in a typical New York City diner.
According to a release, it'll open on May 15, at 2548 Elm St. and not just with dumplings but also bowls.
The concept was founded in New York in May 2021; this is the sixth location and first outside of the New York area (although, despite the name, there are none actually located in Brooklyn).
The menu consists of traditional dumpling flavors plus specialty flavors, plus gluten-free options, plus the abovementioned bowls, plus sides and desserts.
Traditional dumpling options include Crispy Pork, Pork & Chive, Kung Pao Chicken; and Potstickers including Chicken Teriyaki, Pork & Cabbage, and Vegetable.
Specialty Dumplings can be ordered "seared" (in a pan) or "crispy" (deep-fried) in seven flavors: Buffalo Chicken, Korean BBQ, Reuben, Steak & Cheese, Mac & Cheese, Chicken Parmesan, and Pepperoni Pizza.
You get four dumplings to an order, for $6 to $10 and you can mix and match dumpling flavors in an order.
In their "Chop Chop Bowls," you select a base from white rice, lo mein noodles, or mixed greens; a protein (chicken, crispy chicken, pulled pork, crispy shrimp, plant-based chicken), and sauce (peanut sauce, buffalo ranch, Kung Pao, sweet & sour, teriyaki).
The concept is being brought to Dallas by franchisee Sam Cole, who says in a statement that he loved "the tech."
The tech is that you can order online or at an in-store kiosk, scan a barcode, and pick up your order in a locker, similar to the old-school automat.
The Dallas location will feature 14 hot and 4 cold lockers and a pick-up window. They'll also offer 34 seats if you want to dine in.
Cole says they chose Deep Ellum because of the diverse crowd of lunchtime office inhabitants, local residents, and late-night partygoers who are either familiar with the brand or will embrace the quality, convenience, and pricing.
Brooklyn Dumpling Shop was created by Stratis Morfogen, a third-generation NYC restaurateur with over 40 years of restaurant experience. He and his partners owned a full-service Asian-inspired steakhouse, Brooklyn Chop House, whose dumplings were popular. They hatched this dumplings-centric spinoff that would be scalable and quick-service.