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430 E. 9th St. (Ave. A) Send to Phone
A vegetarian restaurant that appeals to less-than-virtuous tastes.
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Dinner Tues.-Sat.
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Reservations suggested

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Dining room at THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Dirt Candy, New York, NY

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Dirt Candy Restaurant Review

: Let’s first clear the air: Dirt Candy is a questionable name for a restaurant. However, it comes from a good place: chef Amanda Cohen loves her vegetables, and she wants to share the love with you. But while the name might be problematic, the food is a success. In part, it is because the cooking is blissfully free of ideology or health-nut mumbo jumbo. Instead, the dishes aim to please the pickiest of eaters who were heretofore unlikely to seek out a vegetarian restaurant. Cohen stacks the deck with butter, starch and cheese. Nibbles like the jalapeño hush puppies with maple butter are winners, even when the flavor combinations seem to be odd on paper. Entrées might include cucumber with coconut poached tofu, shiso, galangal sauce, salsify and hearts of palm. Desserts are another strength --- opt for the addictive popcorn pudding with salted caramel corn.

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