“We like to take whatever you can think of and put it inside of a dumpling,” explains head chef Joseph Ermigiotti. “Everything from cheesesteak to Buffalo chicken, cheesecake, peach cobbler, crabcake, Cuban sandwich, Italian hoagie -- anything you can think of.”
Here, dumplings are steamed and then fried, rather than one or the other, creating a texture similar to a fried wonton. The cheesesteak dumpling is the most popular option at Humpty’s -- this is Philadelphia, after all -- but customers are also obsessed with the honey chipotle chicken dumpling, which gets stuffed with smoked Gouda cheese, red and green onions, barbecue sauce, and a honey chipotle chicken filling.
Humpty’s Dumplings has two brick-and-mortar locations -- one in Keswick Village and one in Queen Village -- plus a food truck, which updates its location information on Twitter.