Dirt Candy


Chef Amanda Cohen and Pastry Chef Debbie Lee of Dirt Candy - New York, NY

430 East 9th Street
New York, NY 10009
(212) 228-7732
Hours: Tues-Sat 5:30pm-11pm

With her cozy, 18-seat restaurant Dirt Candy, 2009 Rising Star Sustainability Award winner Chef Amanda Cohen has created a chef-driven vegetarian restaurant that rejects the meat-substitutions and dietary philosophies of conventional vegetarian dining. Cohen gives heft to vegetable-centric dishes with rich, texturally layered preparations and liberal use of the deep fryer. The resulting menu is high-concept and distinctive: earthy, creamy portobello mushroom mousse takes on the characteristics of a silky paté while crispy tofu is paired with broccolini and orange beurre blanc.

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