We Love Dumplings!
We Love Dumplings!

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Union Market: 1309 5th St. NE

We are open inside Union Market, Washington, DC’s premier food hall!

Address: 1309 5th St. NE, Washington, DC 20002

Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11 am-8 pm, Friday-Saturday 11 am-9 pm.

Check out our offerings on the MENU tab and ways to order ahead/delivery on the ORDER tab.

Groceries! Frozen Dumplings!

Our dumplings are now available in the freezer aisle at a grocery near you! Find them at these fine grocers:

Fresh Thyme – 70 locations across IL, IN, OH, PA, MI, WI, MN, IA, KY, MO

Foxtrot – All locations in Chicago and DC/VA

Dawson’s Market Dupont (fmr. Glen’s) – DC

Each Peach Market – DC

Yes Organic Market – DC

MOMs – Alexandria, VA; White Marsh, MD; Cherry Hills, NJ; Dobbs Ferry, NY; Abington, PA

Eddie’s of Roland Park – Baltimore, MD

Culinary Architecture – Baltimore, MD

The Common Market – Frederick, MD

David’s Natural Market – Gambrills, MD

Graul’s Market – MD

Ellwood Thompson’s – Richmond, VA

Libbie Market – Richmond, VA

Stella’s Grocery – Richmond, VA

Union Market – Richmond, VA

Locke Store – Millwood, VA

Greenwood Grocery – Crozet, VA

Neighbors – Leesburg, VA

Department of Beer & Wine – Alexandria, VA

Jon Henry General Store – New Market, VA

Farmer’s Daughter Market – Capon Bridge, WV

Kimberton Whole Foods – PA

Spruce Hill Provisions – PA

Union Market – NYC

Brooklyn Fare – NYC

Garden of Eden – NYC

City Acres Market – Broadway, NYC

Brooklyn Harvest Market – Metropolitan Ave., NYC

West Side Market – 3rd Ave., NYC

Food Garden Market – NYC

Metropolitan Foods – NYC

Food Town – NYC

Food Bazaar – NYC

Westerly Annex – NYC

C Town – Graham Ave, Brooklyn

Frank’s Market – NYC

Beyond Natural Market – NYC

Bob & Betty’s Food Market – NYC

Hi Mango Natural Market – NYC

Food Story Natural Market – NYC

Green Harmony Market – NYC

Mr. Carrot & Mr. Melon – NYC

Organic Fresh Market – NYC

Premier Food Fresh Market – NYC

Sunac Natural Market – NYC

The Bad Wife – NYC

Urban Natural Valley Market – NYC

A Matter of Health – Nanuet, NY

Green Bay Market Place – Astoria, NY

Organic Basic Food – Hoboken, NJ

Nature’s Corner – NJ

DeCiccos & Sons – All 10 locations across Westchester Co. NY

Greenstar Food Coop – Ithaca, NY

Good Nature Cafe – New Haven, CT

FoodWorks – Guildford, CT

Commodities Natural Market – Stowe, VT

Hunger Mountain Co-op – Montpelier, VT

A Market – Manchester, NH

Good Health Natural Foods – Hanover, MA

Guido’s Fresh Marketplace – MA

Berkshire Food Co-op – Great Barrington, MA

Urban Greens – Providence, RI

Harvest Time Natural Food – Augusta, ME

Lois’ Natural Marketplace – Scarborough, ME

Uncle Dean’s – Waterville, ME

Morning Glory – Brunswick, ME

Kindred Market – Athens, OH

Rainbow Blossom – Louisville, KY

Western Market – Ferndale, MI

Foods for Living – East Lansing, MI

Nutri Foods – Royal Oak, MI

Woodman’s – All 19 locations across WI & IL

Mastel’s Health Foods – St. Paul, MN

Central Market – TX

Lassens – All 11 locations across southern California

Clarks – All 4 locations across southern California

Tri-County Produce – Santa Barbara, CA

Follow Your Heart – Canoga Park, CA




Foggy Bottom: 2000 Penn NW

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!

September Taste | A Local Food & Drink Fest x Steadfast Supply

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

Lunch at WeWork Navy Yard

We will be at WeWork Navy Yard on Thursday, Aug. 10 slangin’ some lunch (feat. two signature dumplings, cuke salad, and cool tea).

Happy Hour at Steadfast Supply

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.

Dumplings and Beer at Atlas Brewery

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.

Ping Pong Tourney at Colony Club

Together with our hosts at Colony Club we threw a charity ping pong tournament benefiting N St. Village. SOLD OUT.

Nat Geo/BYT Explorers Fest After Hours

We boogied at the National Geographic Museum for the Explorers Fest after party hosted by Brightest Young Things. SOLD OUT.

Caviar Pickup Launch at Union Kitchen Grocery

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.

Community Copper Hour at Kit & Ace

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.

The Emporiyum

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.

Meet the Makers at Union Kitchen

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.

Reuben Dumplings at On Rye

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.

Launch Party at Compass Rose

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.

Rumplings at Cotton & Reed

We infused the fillings of our dumplings with Cotton & Reed’s excellent rums for our very own rumplings! SOLD OUT.

Refugee Benefit at Republic Restoratives

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.

Chinese New Year’s Eve at The Passenger

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!

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