Papa’s Dumpling is a family business started by Jojo Zhu in 2019, after she found a lack of representation of Northern Chinese cuisine in the Bay Area. For Jojo and her father, making dumplings is a way of sharing their family’s traditions, handcrafting each dumpling is a labor of love. Fresh dumpling ingredients are cut by hand into big enough pieces so that when you open up the custom-dough wrapper, you can see the kind of dumpling you’re eating. Papa’s Dumpling considers environmental sustainability a priority, and they use recyclable packaging and offer frozen dumplings to reduce food waste. Since everything is freshly made each week, Papa’s Dumplings are only available at farmers markets.
Papa’s Dumpling works with local vendors to get the freshest seasonal ingredients.