Every week, I document another dish that impressed and satiated me during my food adventures around New York City

ANTON'S DUMPLINGS, 320-338 Avenue of the Americas (at West 4th Street), Greenwich Village

One night after a Cocktail Tour, I was walking back to my train on 6th Avenue, searching for a quick bite to eat when I discovered a little cart I had never seen before. It was selling Russian dumplings. Yes, Russian dumplings! Now there’s a food cart option you don’t see every day in New York.

I got all excited that I had just made the newest food discovery in the city and everybody would be singing my praises for uncovering this hidden gem. Except once I did some research it turns out everybody and their mom’s food blog had already written about them.

Oh, well! That doesn’t mean that I can’t write about them too.The dumplings, known as pelmeni are undeniably delicious. I’ve tried these little meat bombs before at different Russian restaurants in Brighton Beach but never in the center of Manhattan.

Pelmeni at ANTON'S RUSSIAN DUMPLINGS

Filled with pork, chicken, or potato, it is the crisp and slightly sweet dough that makes the juicy insides truly sing. Anton (I assume that’s the guy running the cart) tops the pelmeni with anything you’d like (although smoked gouda is $1 extra). I recommend loading it up with sour cream, scallions, and plenty of dill. Dill is the secret weapon here.

And the best part is that each plate of dumplings comes with a free sour pickle. Try to get one of those at a Chinese dumpling spot!! One more reason to not overlook this exciting new cart. Price: $6/$11

ANTON’S DUMPLINGS
Outside 320 Sixth Avenue (at West 3rd Street),
Greenwich Village
antonsdumplings.com
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Brian Hoffman is a classically trained actor who is now a full-time tour guide, blogger, and food obsessive. He leads food and drink tours around New York City, which not only introduce tour-goers to delicious food, but gives them a historical context. He also writes food articles for Gothamist and Midtown Lunch in addition to overseeing this blog and a few food video series, including Eat This, Locals Know, and Around the World in One City.

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