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Brooklyn Nibbles: Dumpling Truck Graces Slope’s Seventh Ave.

January 5th, 2009 · 13 Comments

This is the Dumpling Rickshaw Truck on Seventh Avenue and First Street on Saturday morning. In addition, the Waffles and Dinges truck was only a few blocks away in front of Old First Church. Given the generally horrific nature of Seventh Avenue food. These trucks are a Godsend.

Tags: Brooklyn Nibbles · Park Slope

13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 anonymous // Jan 5, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    Horrific nature of 7th avenue food?

    Chiles and Chocolate
    Olive Vine
    Mr. Wonton
    Roma Pizza

    Just to name a few of the better than average ones.

    You need to get out more if you think 7th Avenue is horrific.

    Can we please start 2009 with slightly less attitude perhaps?

  • 2 ymbvpoy // Jan 5, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    Agreed, there is plenty of good dining to be found on 7th Ave. The level of vitriol on this blog has gotten a little out of hand in recent months. Get out and have a drink or something. It’s the new year!

  • 3 anonymous // Jan 5, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    as another anonymous, i second the above feedback, except that the pizza situation on seventh ave north of ninth st. is not so good.
    and, mr. wonton isn’t so special
    but, i would add la taq, the po’boys at two boots and yamato to the list.
    basically, it ain’t fifth ave., but seventh ave. has more than a few good food choices.

  • 4 Jack // Jan 5, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    7th Avenue has good dining options. 5th Avenue better for sit down. But man, this dumpling truck. I’m sorry, but when I got the chicken with basil dumplings 1 week ago… Wow… They tasted average, but whatever. A few hours later my stomach was screaming in pain.

    I’ve eaten tons of street food from different places. And during street fairs on 7th avenue I’ve had some of the most amazing dumplings ever from restaurants I never knew existed before.

    These dumplings? I’m sorry. I can’t recall a worse food experience of 2008.

  • 5 anonymous // Jan 5, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    And there’s nothing like trashing all of the restaurants in an economy in which we are going to see many of these said businesses close up shop in the next year.

    If you aren’t supportive of what’s going on on 7th Avenue, what ARE you supportive of? Olive Garden? Red Lobster…?

    Even Five Guys Burgers is one of the best burgers I had all year.

    How about we do a little more to PROMOTE local businesses instead of constantly speaking negatively about them.

    I agree that the nasty tone of this website has escalated as of late, and I find it really off-putting.

    Thanks for adding Taqueria to that list…I think they are above average for sure. I’ll also add Cousin John’s Bakery which I think is fabulous.

  • 6 AY // Jan 5, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    There seems to be a trend with similar Brooklyn websites. Some guy in a roach coach comes in with some food [waffles, candy, dumplings, tacos] and the writer says its so wonderful. Meanwhile, local businesses of the brick and mortar variety fume because of the increased litter and other hoo-ha.
    We thinks blog owner got his panties in an uproar over the weekend … and is taking an acidic tone [not a Hasidic tone] in writing.
    Ah, irony.

  • 7 Nina // Jan 5, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    hi KT and Shaunee!! you lovebirds you … just another romantic day in the neighborhood?

  • 8 Shaun // Jan 5, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Ironically, what is not in the picture is Sweet Melissa, which had just asked the Dumpling Truck to move out of the way because they were infringing on their right to do buisness by blocking their signage.

    Ironic because Sweet Melissa is very UN-horrific. So, if this truck is a “GODSEND” it should have parked somewhere elese.

  • 9 anonymous // Jan 5, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Most streets in Manhattan would be jealous to have the kind of nice restaurants mentioned above on ONE STREET, no less…

    Keep that in mind next time.

    People need to put things in perspective. 7th Avenue might not have Babbo, but it has every kind of food you could ever dream for, in multiples and with above average food, by and large. Having the opportunity to walk to all of these is icing on the cake.

  • 10 Jack // Jan 6, 2009 at 12:13 am

    “Even Five Guys Burgers is one of the best burgers I had all year.”

    Anonymous, you have to be a shill. Nobody I know has ever had a good experience at Five Guys. First and foremost, they serve their fries in styrofoam cups. Beyond the fact that the combo of heat and styrofoam will steam and ruin the fries, but the styrofoam will melt right onto the fry and then you’re eating the styrofoam.

    Also, the burgers are some of the grayest flattest pieces of meat I have ever had. McDonalds and Burger King are tons better and cost less and I think McDonalds and Burger King are horrid.

    Not to mention the price. $10+ for this mess? Hell no!

    With all of the new burger choices in NYC—and I’ve sampled tons of them over the years and still do—Five Guys is hands down the worst of the lot. Overpriced and mediocre as heck.

    Kudos also for Sweet Melissa; I genuinely feel the need to praise after trashing the dumplings and Five Guys. Quite possibly the best new bakery in NYC. Between Sweet Melissa and Margaret Palca Bakes, we over in this part of Brooklyn are blessed.

  • 11 anonymous // Jan 6, 2009 at 11:27 am

    I think Sweet Melissa is disgusting. Would never set foot in the place.

    Cousin John’s Bakery is 10 times better and 3 blocks away.

  • 12 Anonymous // Jan 6, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    “Cousin John’s Bakery is 10 times better and 3 blocks away.”
    A decent muffin/pastry shop is right across the street, shill.

  • 13 SisterJ // Jan 6, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    Sweet Melissa disgusting? Have you had their chocolate ganache cupcakes with a malt ball on top? Not to mention the Earl Grey with Lavender. tea pots. Sweet Jesus it’s heavenly there.