Laoban Dumplings, the brand of all-natural and chef-driven dumplings, is bringing its flavor-forward take on the classic Chinese dish to Whole Foods Market frozen aisles nationwide. What started as a humble dumpling shop in Washington, D.C., is now a line of high-quality, frozen dumplings consumers everywhere can enjoy.

Laoban Dumplings are frozen dumplings done deliciously. All dumplings are made from scratch using premium, thoughtfully sourced ingredients and recipes created by five-time Michelin-awarded Chef, Tim Ma. Laoban Dumplings have a clean label and are free from preservatives, hormones, and additives. Whole Foods Market will feature three flavorful offerings, including: 

  • Ginger Chicken Dumplings:  Free-range chicken, ginger, and a hint of honey.
  • Pork Soup Dumplings: Berkshire Pork, Chinese chives, and a rich and aromatic broth.
  • Livin' On the Vedge: Baby bok Choy, shiitake mushrooms, and scallions (VG).

“Whole Foods Market is an amazing partner for us because their customers not only prioritize healthier and higher-quality ingredients but are also interested in exploring more global flavors and cuisines,” said Patrick Coyne, founder of Laoban Dumplings. “Since opening our brick-and-mortar shop in 2017, Laoban Dumplings has become beloved by our community in the D.C. area. Entering Whole Foods Market nationwide, coinciding with Lunar New Year, is a major milestone for us and will help continue our mission of spreading the joy of dumplings to everyone everywhere.

Laoban Dumplings is available nationwide in the frozen aisle at Whole Foods Markets for $6.99 per bag. 


About Laoban Dumplings 
Laoban Dumplings started as a dumpling shop in Washington, DC, in 2017. Teaming up with 5x Michelin-award Chef Tim Ma, Patrick Coyne was inspired to build Laoban Dumplings after teaching English in China, where he frequented a dumpling shop outside of his school. The success of the Laoban Dumplings flagship shop led Coyne and Ma to create a frozen take on the classic and beloved dish in 2021. Laoban Dumplings are made from scratch using all-natural, premium ingredients and are now available nationwide in over 1,500 stores.