New York City
The Chef: Anita Lo worked at New York’s Bouley and Chanterelle before opening her own restaurant, the Michelin-starred Annisa.
Fast Food 411: Plump dumplings filled with everything from Thai basil to Callebaut chocolate emerge from giant metal steamers at this sit-down/take-out Chelsea favorite. There’s also a Rickshaw Dumpling truck that makes scheduled stops around the city. (Get Twitter updates @RickshawTruck.)
What to Order: Lo’s take on Hudson Valley Peking duck dumplings; braised pork sliders; green tea milkshake.