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We Made Dumpling Trading Cards. Collect Them All!

They’re baseball cards, but for dumplings. Photo: Bobby Doherty

It’s a wonderful time to be a dumpling in New York.

Which you already know if you read Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld’s opus surveying the city’s most delicious dumplings; the two food editors sampled dozens upon dozens of tang yuan, kreplach, and mamaliga everywhere from Sheepshead Bay to Flushing to Murray Hill and chose their top 50. After putting the story together, we thought to ourselves: Why don’t we turn these gnudi, har gao, and momos into trading cards? So we did! We modeled them after 1980s baseball cards, and each pack comes with a random assortment of 15 of New York’s best dumplings, which you can buy for $10 here, or at a handful of our favorite New York City shops, including Coming Soon, Court Street Grocers, Homecoming, Project No. 8, Owen & Fred, Pearl River Mart, Aha Front, and Annie’s Blue Ribbon General Store. You can also buy them in poster form for $20.

They’re perfect for anyone who’s made a pilgrimage to Flushing for lamb xiao long bao, or for the casual fan of these delicious little lumps.

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We Made Dumpling Trading Cards. Collect Them All!