3. Tasty Dumpling, Mulberry Street

42 Mulberry Street
New York, NY 10013 [Map]

Originally, we had shamed Tasty Dumpling a bit for missing the dollar dumpling cut by a quarter, but $1.25 for 5 dumplings in 2015 still ain’t bad, especially considering most dollar dumpling spots only give you 4 anyway.

Pros: Tasty Dumpling have recently undergone a renovation, so the space is a lot cleaner and more breathable than most dumpling spots in town.

Cons: Tasty Dumpling comes in (close) second for most watered down sauces in Chinatown. It’s just one of many corners we wish weren’t cut, because we just love dumpling sauce so much.