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Dirt Candy (CLOSED)

  • Restaurants
  • East Village
  • price 2 of 4

Time Out Says

This shiny, futuristic eatery more closely resembles a Dashing Diva nail salon than a restaurant. Chef-owner Amanda Cohen (Pure Food & Wine) has created an unlikely space to execute her less-likely ambition—to make people crave vegetables. She mostly succeeds: Elaborate dishes include a spicy asparagus paella served with a crisped-rice cake on top, and a pungent portobello mousse accompanied by shiitake mushrooms and fennel-peach compote. Although some dishes miss the mark (the kimchi doughnuts are neither crispy nor spicy), Cohen has created a vegetarian menu suitable for omnivores.


430 E 9th St
New York
Cross street:
between First Ave and Ave A
Subway: L to First Ave, 6 to Astor Pl
Average main course: $18. AmEx, MC, V
Opening hours:
Tue–Sat 5:30–11pm
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