On our last visit to Hobart, we stayed quite close to Dumpling World and hung out at the neighbouring Pilgrim Coffee a lot. We should have taken a closer look at the menu - Dumpling World clearly mark their plentiful veg*n and gluten-free items (although those with allergies may wish to exercise extra caution). Alas, we didn't inspect that menu, and it took a blog post on Appetite Affliction to alert us to our mistake.
Our mistake was not repeated this year - we made sure to stop by for an early dinner. While there are veg-friendly rolls, noodles, soups, rice and stir-fries on offer, we focused purely on the eponymous dumplings. Their skins were soft and fresh, though a little thick; their filling included finely minced vegetables, noodles and possibly tofu. Boiled (8 for $7) or pan fried (10 for $10), they were great.
It's a low-cost, no-frills experience that seems popular with the local students. The staff were courteous, the food arrived quickly and the surrounds were cheerful; Dumpling World was the best kind of cheap eat.
Our visit was inspired by fellow veg*n blogger Appetite Affliction. Dumpling World also gets the nod from Rita's Bite and Too Many Pies.
cnr Liverpool & Argyle Sts, Hobart
veg dishes $1-10
Accessibility: I recall 1-2 steps down on entry and a moderately spacious interior. We ordered and paid at a low-ish counter, brought our own cutlery and condiments to the table, then food was delivered where we sat. We didn't visit the toilets.
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