Brooklyn Dumpling Shop Coming to Montclair + Newark

Dumpling lovers, you’re in for a treat. A Manhattan-based automated restaurant called Brooklyn Dumpling Shop is making its way from NYC to Montclair, Newark, and Hoboken. The locations and opening dates have not been announced as of yet. Read on to learn what we know about Brooklyn Dumpling Shop soon to have two outposts in Essex County.

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We reported about the shop opening a locale in Hoboken, but according to Jersey Digs, Montclair and Newark are also cities on the horizon for the dumpling empire to expand as well.

As its name suggests, Brooklyn Dumpling Shop will specialize in dumplings — with 32 flavors to choose from. The concept was founded by NYC restauranteur Stratis Morfogen, who took his family’s legacy trade, the New York diner, and reinvented it as this winning combination: diner dishes in delectable dumpling form.

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If you thought turning traditional diner dishes into dumpling form was unique enough, you’re in for a treat, depending on your current dining out preferences. The Brooklyn Dumpling Shop — as a concept — will be an automated experience. As a direct effect of COVID-19 and restaurants aiming to offer customers a contact-less free exchange, this company has reinvented the concept.

The Brooklyn Dumpling Shop will have metal detectors scanning customers’ temperatures and glass compartments with food that open by scanning your smartphone. See here for a visual of the process. Each compartment is temperature-controlled, keeping the food fresh at all times. The compartments flash red when an order is placed, yellow when the order is two minutes from coming out, and green when it’s ready to be picked up.

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{Photo credit: @brooklyndumplingshop}

All of the dumplings on the menu come in three per order and were inspired by classic diner dishes, including pastrami, Rebuan, Philly cheesesteak, lamb “gyro”, turkey club, cheeseburger, chicken satay, peanut butter and jelly, chicken parm, pizza, and more.

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The variety of breakfast dumplings include flaky croissant-shaped dumplings, bacon, egg + cheese, spicy sausage + egg, and more. For the seafood lovers, there will be shrimp, lobster, crab, scallion, and lobster spring roll. Additionally, there will be chicken, lobster, and shrimp wontons.

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{Photo credit: @brooklyndumplingshop}

For veggie eaters, there will be edamame + white truffle broth, an impossible burger, and crispy eggplant. Variations of soup and spring rolls are also on the menu.

We would be remiss not to mention the dessert menu that will consist of apple, fried banana, warm Nutella, and cinnamon saffron dumplings.

As far as opening dates, we’ll share updates as they become available. In the meantime, follow the Brooklyn Dumpling Shop on Instagram for more updates.


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Victoria is MG's Associate Editor and Social Media Coordinator for the Hoboken Historical Museum + Fire Department Museum. She is a born and bred Jersey girl with deep roots in Hoboken and Jersey City. When she’s not touring delicious restaurants and attending events in the Hudson/Essex area, she’s exploring everything the Concrete Jungle has to offer. You can catch her at art exhibitions, local festivities, traveling, diving into a new book, thrifting, or indulging in some form of arts and crafts.