Best of Boston

2016 Best Dumplings

Mei Mei

There’s nothing wrong with boilerplate gyoza or xiao long bao. But it’s hard to resist the singular farm-to-table fusion proffered by the siblings behind Mei Mei, who fill their crackly, hand-crimped wrappers with everything from heirloom legumes to braised beef and blue cheese. Our favorite of the bunch—cilantro oil, a swipe of mashed white beans, and lean chorizo—isn’t just a damn good dumpling. It might just be the best two-bite morsel in town.

506 Park Dr., Boston, 857-250-4959,