We just opened inside Union Market! We’re currently offering order-ahead contactless pickup and delivery of our full food and drink menus, plus meal kits and grocery items. Check out the offerings and ways to order on the ORDER tab.
Our first humble dumpling shop at 2000 Pennsylvania Ave. NW is now unfortunately TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION IN THE BUILDING. We hope to be back up and running within a year. In the meantime, if you’re interested in catering or events in the area send us an email at hello at laobandumplings.com and we can rap!
Food + Drinks + Music. Come out to September Taste, a micro food + drink fest at @SteadfastSupplyDC in @TheYardsDC. Get inspired by the stories of some amazing, local food and beverage businesses, taste new things, discover new stuff to obsess over, get your shop on in the store, and embrace the meaning of weekend chill.
Handmade Dumplings x Laoban Dumplings
Ice Cream x Ice Cream Jubilee
Gourmet Sauces featured alongside Macaroni & Cheese + Chicken Wings x 8 Myles
Bitters & Syrups x Modern Bar Cart
Hand Crafted Shrubs & Shrub Sodas – Element Shrub
Handcrafted Iced Tea x Dorpare
We will be at WeWork Navy Yard on Thursday, Aug. 10 slangin’ some lunch (feat. two signature dumplings, cuke salad, and cool tea).
We will be at Steadfast Supply—DC’s go-to destination for local independent brands and designers—for a happy hour from 5-7 pm. Stop by and see what some of the area’s most creative are up to. SOLD OUT.
Nothing better with dumplings than some of DC’s best brewed beers! We set up in Atlas Brewery’s killer taproom for an afternoon event. SOLD OUT.
Together with our hosts at Colony Club we threw a charity ping pong tournament benefiting N St. Village. SOLD OUT.
We boogied at the National Geographic Museum for the Explorers Fest after party hosted by Brightest Young Things. SOLD OUT.
In conjunction with the food delivery service Caviar launching its new pickup service, we held a special one-day-only event. Orders were placed through Caviar’s app, and then picked up from us at Union Kitchen Grocery Ninth Street. We offered a special combo of six dumplings—choice of bok choy shiitake and a brand spanking new lemongrass pork—a cuke salad, and our incredibly refreshing cool tea. SOLD OUT.
We collaborated with our friends at Kit and Ace on a complimentary happy hour featuring two signature dumplings and drinks open to members of the community.
We served over 1200 dumplings across the two day festival in Baltimore. We were thrilled to serve alongside some of the most exciting food and beverage artisans from across the country. SOLD OUT BOTH DAYS.
Together with over 70 of our fellow members we took part in Union Kitchen’s showcase of the finest local food businesses in DC. SOLD OUT.
Taking over the restaurant, we collaborated with our hosts on a most excellent Reuben dumpling. We took their house pastrami, sauerkraut, and Swiss cheese, and wrapped them in our swirled marble rye dough (complete with caraway seeds). SOLD OUT.
We took over Washingtonian Top 100 Restaurant Compass Rose for our official launch party, and in addition to a stellar lineup of traditional offerings, created a khachapuri collaboration dumpling stuffed with cheese and egg and wrapped in rustic dough and pan fried in butter. SOLD OUT.
We infused the fillings of our dumplings with Cotton & Reed’s excellent rums for our very own rumplings! SOLD OUT.
We made a version of Shish Barak, a dumpling dish made across Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, and Jordan, with the proceeds going to the International Rescue Committee. SOLD OUT.
We rocked out at The Passenger with dumplings and karaoke for Chinese New Year’s Eve. Our very first event sold out in about half an hour. Party on Wayne!