Dirt Candy

Row 1

86 Allen St (btwn Grand St & Broome St)
New York, NY 10002
(212) 228-7732
Vegetarian / Vegan
$ $ $
Tue–Fri: 5:30 PM–11:00 PM Sat: 11:00 AM–3:00 PM Sun: 11:00 AM–3:00 PM

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  • Vegetables (a.k.a. dirt candy) are the stars of this menu, and as freaky as it may sound, one of the best dishes is (drumroll): tiramisu with eggplant.
  • Amanda Cohen's fun and whimsical temple to vegetables without pretense. Don't miss the hush puppies and save room for dessert.
  • Chef Amanda Cohen was the first vegetarian chef on Iron Chef America & has one of the most energy efficient kitchens in NYC, w/ an induction stove & self-filtering fryer.
  • Best Jalapeno Poppers EVER!
  • Each entree features iterations on a single ingredient - you had no idea there were so many ways to prepare cauliflower! Added bonus: just about everything on the menu can be prepared vegan.
  • Grilled eggplant tiramisu with rosemary cotton candy. You have to try it to believe it
  • This popular vegetarian restaurant will satisfy even the most-stubborn meat-lover! Only downside is that the place is tiny, so be sure to book a table well in advance.
  • Winner of Best Vegetarian in the Village Voice 2011 Best Of issue! The jalopeno hush puppies are ruinously addictive.
  • Check out spunky chef, Amanda Cohens blog on the Dirt Candy website. Shes so passionate. - Inspector
  • Chef-owner Amanda Cohen on why she doesn't serve meat: "Meat is such a strong flavor that it takes away from vegetables and were trying to show you how good vegetables can be on their own."
  • The parsnip dish is like gnocchi. So. good.
  • Get the cauliflower and waffles. Your taste buds will thank you.
  • Delicious food, should definitely try for the experience but small portions make it a one time experience for sure
  • The Bitches say: A+. This brunch was fantastic - each dish wasmemorable and unique, and left us refreshed for our day in the city. We cant wait to come back!
  • Get the tasting menu, you won't be disappointed--stuffed, but not disappointed. And this place is amazing whether you're a vegetarian or not (I'm not).
  • DIY hot stone brussel sprout tacos!
  • Interesting, tasty, fancy, playful vegetarian dishes. Not everything was amazing, but I liked what they were doing.
  • One of the best veggie meals I ever had! #nyc
  • Truly one of the most incredible meals I've had. You just don't miss the meat - and in fact, is a win that it's not there. Spectacular!!!
  • Very small and hip vegetarian spot with many vegan options. Make reservations well in advance! The mushroom appetizer rules.