A while ago, a friend and I stopped by popular shaved-ice and dessert shop Just Sweet in St. Marks, after a long, tiring but fulfilling day hitting the shops. Normally, it can be a bit difficult to find something hot, vegan and substantially filling around 11:00-12:00 a.m., but I was very pleased to find that they had these yummy veggie dumplings available.
In general, the Just Sweet menu is about 20% vegan friendly, as most of the drinks are made with condensed milk and their snacks with eggs and cream (the crepes, etc). However, if they can customize a dish, they will happily do so. I’ve had the shaved ice, which is nothing special but satisfies my cravings well enough.
The dumplings had a supple, thickish skin, and it seemed that the dough itself had been handmade (the menu does say the item is indeed a handmade dumpling). Each dumpling serving came with 6 substantial pieces and had a nice, white-cabbage and chive filling, which went lovely with the provided Japanese soy sauce.
In terms of value, the dumplings cost $4.50 for the 6, which I would say is not bad, since they did fill me up. Plus, you can’t beat the fact that they are open till 1 a.m. on the weekends.
They also offer a “mixed vegetable vermicelli” which I haven’t tried yet, but will update the next time I am in search of a late-night snack in St. Marks!
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