Steamies Dumplings, a shop with from-scratch dumplings using family recipes, now has its dough-filled goods available at two farmers markets in Austin, Lakeline Farmers Market and Mueller Farmers Market.
The dumplings are available fresh or frozen in a handful of flavors: chicken and shiitake, pork and cabbage, and a vegan one. It’s testing out soup bao too. The couple plan to use the farmers markets stands to test out flavors, and hope to have the dumplings available in stores.
Steamies Dumplings was started by Cindy Chee and her husband Leslie. The couple, who are both first-generation immigrants from Hong Kong, recently moved to Austin from Montreal, where their families had restaurants. (Chee tells Eater, “We both practically grew up in restaurants.”) They don’t rule out a potential future restaurant.
Steamies sets up shop at Lakeline Farmers Market on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and at the Mueller Farmers Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There are plans for a third stall Barton Creek Farmers Market on Saturdays. The dumplings can also be ordered via online.