Asian Food

Mount Vernon: Pinch

In Mount Vernon, a new food hall opened up aptly named, Mount Vernon Marketplace. There’s currently about ten vendors including, a charcuterie bar, a pastry shop, an oyster bar, some crepes, and more. Of all the vendors, the one that I’ve heard the most buzz about is Pinch Dumplings. Hailing from DC, they make everything from scratch daily. Knowing I needed to try Pinch ASAP, I made plans with a friend to head over to Mount Vernon Marketplace.

Pinch Dumplings

Pinch Dumplings

When we entered Mount Vernon Marketplace, everything looked great! But we were both in the mood for dumplings and knew we would be back to try the other vendors at a later date.

Dumpling

Dumpling

After looking over the menu, we decided on two orders of dumplings. One with beef, onion, and cilantro, and the other order with chicken and celery. We ordered both dumplings pan fried because that seemed like the better option.

Pinch Menu

Pinch Menu

When the dumplings arrived, we were thrilled. Everything looked great.

Dumplings

Dumplings

First, I tried the Beef Dumplings. Of the two varieties we ordered, my friend preferred this one. I thought it was great. The dumplings were aptly filled and the beef was flavorful, I would order these again.

Beef Dumplings

Beef Dumplings

My personal favorite, were the Chicken Dumplings. I preferred the seasoning blend slightly more. But ultimately, picking a favorite comes down to splitting hairs between the two.

Chicken Dumplings

Chicken Dumplings

We also ordered sides. The first side we chose were the Home-Style Peppers. There may have been a disclaimer on the menu that these were spicy, I did not think much of that disclaimer. These were a little too spicy for me. They were very good, but I would not be able to finish an order of these without chugging a gallon of water.

Home-Style Peppers

Home-Style Peppers

The other side we ordered was the Asian Slaw. This was very good on its own, but even better when I mixed it with the peppers and used it as a cooling agent.

Asian Slaw

Asian Slaw

My friend and I throughly enjoyed everything at Pinch and can’t wait to return to Mount Vernon Marketplace to sample some of the other vendors.

Pinch Dumplings is located at 520 Park Ave, in Mount Vernon.

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