15 Online Food Delivery Picks to Make Your Lunar New Year Celebration So Much Tastier

published Jan 28, 2022
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While there are many ways to celebrate Lunar New Year with decorations, fireworks, and plenty of family time, the holiday isn’t complete without a special feast. But if you want to enjoy a Lunar New Year menu filled with delicious and traditional dishes without having to put in hours of cooking, we’ve rounded up amazing online food brands, restaurants, and retailers where you can find dumplings, noodles, aromatic sauces and meal starters, and more that can be shipped right to your door. While we’ve already highlighted our favorite Lunar New Year desserts that you can buy online, we’ve also included a few ahead like an ube Japanese cheesecake and Taiwanese pineapple cakes. 

Each item on this list is sent either from a restaurant, bakery, or small direct-to-consumer food brand so you know that what you receive was made with intention and is guaranteed to be delicious and full of flavor. Not only did we include main courses and desserts, but we also selected sauces, pantry staples, and grocery items for your feast and beyond. You’ll find sauce starter sets and frozen dumplings from editor-favorite brands Omsom and Fly By Jing as well as specialty Vietnamese coffee from Nguyen Coffee Supply. And let’s not even get started on the pack of five pints of ice cream that you’ll want in your freezer at all times! Without further ado, here are some of our favorite foods that you can order right now in time for Lunar New Year.

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Shipped directly from Jing Fong, one of New York City's most renowned dim sum restaurants, this Lunar New Year Dim Sum Kit is the perfect way to celebrate with a few friends. Included in this kit are 16 hand-pinched dumplings, wonton soup, eight wontons, and mushroom longevity noodles as well as a bamboo steamer, steamer papers, soy sauce, and hot chili packets so you can make everything you need at home. And, as a special bonus to purchasing this kit, Jing Fong is donating a portion of their sales to the Welcome to Chinatown's Longevity Fund to support local businesses during the pandemic.

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Have your entire Lunar New Year meal taken care of with this East Asian feast from Umamicart. There are so many groceries included, such as Shanghai shrimp spring rolls, beef gyoza, a large red tilapia, lo mein noodles, and more. You'll also find fruit and sweets such as Fuji apples, a starburst pomelo, Kasugi gummies, and Koda dried sweet potato snacks.

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Looking for a main course that will seriously impress? Serve a Peking duck feast, as the bird is often seen as a lucky food to eat for the New Year, symbolizing fidelity and unity. This dinner can be sent nationwide from TAO, a pan-Asian New York City restaurant famous for their legendary Peking duck. It's a free-range heritage duck made in traditional Peking style that's crispy on the outside and juicy and tender inside. It's served with cucumber, scallions, hoisin sauce, and 10 bao buns to enjoy the sliced duck inside.

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Fly by Jing
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We couldn't get enough of this flavorful Fire Hot Pot Base from Fly By Jing when we tried it last year, loving how well seasoned and rich the broth was. It's spicy and tingly, flavored with Sichuan pepper, ginger, star anise, and clove among other seasonings, and is all you need to host your own hot pot night. Simply add it to a pot of water or stock, bring it to a boil, and then add your ingredients. Fly By Jing has also just launched their very own hot pot for Lunar New Year, which you can use the code APTTHERAPY10 on for a special discount!

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Omsom is your go-to destination for making every dish downright delicious thanks to their popular Asian pantry shortcut sets. They've just announced The Omsom Flight which contains six of their starter sauces, including the entire Southeast Asian and East Asian lines. Once you try them all, you then receive a six month subscription of whichever two starters you liked best. That means months worth of flavorful meals for under $100!

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Enjoy savory pork buns at home straight from David Chang's famous Momofuku Noodle Bar restaurant in New York City. These pork buns have been on the menu since the first restaurant opened in 2004, with the same recipe of pork belly, hoisin sauce, pickled cucumbers, and scallions on a steamed bun. All you'll have to do when you receive your pack is quickly sear the pork belly and assemble your delicious bites.

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For a gift that you'll use over and over again after Lunar New Year, buy this set of crafted sauces from Xiao Chi Jie, the restaurant and now also online store known for selling their hugely popular soup dumplings. This trio includes their Classic Black Vinegar, Spicy Chili Crisp, and Ginger & Scallion sauces, which will elevate your dumplings, noodles, meat and rice dishes, and more. The trio is just $20 while you can buy individual sauces for $6.99 - $8.99 each.

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Founders Kevin Lee and Kevin Chanthasiriphan founded immi after being inspired by the markets of Taiwan and Thailand where they each grew up making noodles alongside their families. Immi was created to offer a nutritious plant-based ramen experience, made with high-quality ingredients and packed with up to 22 grams of protein in each bowl. Their options include Black Garlic "Chicken," Spicy "Beef," and Tom Yum "Shrimp," each with flavorful umami-rich broths, perfect for adding your favorite ramen toppings.

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Fly by Jing
was $107.99

It isn't Lunar New Year without dumplings. Satisfy your cravings with Fly By Jing's amazing frozen dumplings which our senior commerce editor loves so much she orders them on repeat. You might have already tried their popular Sichuan Chili Crisp or Zhong Sauce, which would both be the perfect pairing to their three dumplings varieties. Choose from Pork, Shrimp, and Scallop, Pork, Shrimp, and Mushroom, or Pork XLB Soup Dumplings, which you can get in a 2- or 4-pack as well as a variety pack of each flavor.

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Pineapple cake is a sweet, buttery pastry popular in Taiwan that's often given out as a gift during Lunar New Year, symbolizing good fortune. SunnyHills is known for its authentic and fresh pineapple cakes that are sourced and made in Taiwan using only all-natural and fresh ingredients. This box includes nine cakes that are perfect for gifting to and enjoying with friends and family.

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For a real showstopper, enjoy this amazing Bouncy Ube Japanese Cheesecake from Keki Modern Cakes, a small bakery located in New York City that makes fresh Japanese and Taiwanese cakes and is known for going viral with their signature jiggly cheesecake. Each cake has a gorgeous purple color from ube, a sweet yam, and has a slightly nutty flavor in addition to the light, silky texture of the cheesecake that melts in your mouth. Each cheesecake can serve 3-4 people and is about 6-inches in diameter.

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Nguyen Coffee Supply
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Nguyen Coffee Supply is the first specialty Vietnamese coffee company in the U.S., shipping directly from a family farm in Vietnam's Central Highlands to Brooklyn and then to your doorstep. These organic green beans are available in a variety of brews, including the original trio featured in this pack. Moxy is made of 100-percent specialty arabica beans for a sweet, smooth taste. Truegrit, on the other hand, is Nguyen's strongest coffee with double the caffeine. Finally, Loyalty is a blend of arabica and robusta beans that results in a smooth, bold cup. And, as a special treat to Kitchn readers, Nguyen is offering an exclusive discount code to first-time buyers. Enter the code BEMINE15 for a Valentine's Day discount between 2/11 and 2/14.

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Washington D.C.-based Ice Cream Jubilee is known for the creative range of flavors founder Victoria Lai comes up with, inspired by childhood treats, international desserts, and even cocktails. They've released a set of ice cream with flavors perfect for celebrating Lunar New Year, including Citrus Sichuan Peppercorn, Red Bean Almond Cookie, Coconut Lychee Lime Sorbet, Matcha Green Tea, and Roasted Barley Tea. With a pint of each flavor included in this box, it might last you through the entirety of your Lunar New Year celebrations — unless you can't help but eat it all first!

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This pastry box from DXC is perfect for either gifting to someone for Lunar New Year or enjoying at home for your own celebration. Included are Chinese walnut cookies, golden yellow cookies with a crunchy walnut for a delicious sweet treat.

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The Kee Wah Bakery is a third-generation family-owned bakery and one of the oldest bakeries in Hong Kong. Celebrate Lunar New Year by gifting friends and family one of their amazing gift baskets filled with so many goodies including pineapple shortcakes, panda cookies, rice crispies, oolong tea, and special treats like stickers, a chopstick rester, and a red envelope.