Best Dumplings New York 2013 - White Bear
White Bear is little more than a glorified counter service joint that has just a few small tables crammed into its teeny-tiny entryway, which is often blocked by at least a couple of people waiting for a takeaway order. Get in line and order the wontons: The steamed dough-wrapped pork pockets come in a few different forms—bobbing in soup, for instance, or packaged frozen by the 25-count so you can take them home and eat them later. We like them doused in a mouth-numbing Sichuan peppercorn-packed sauce and chile oil and topped with a few slices of scallions. The heat builds slowly, but we guarantee you'll feel it by the end.