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Dirt Candy

4.5 (1,105) $$$$ $$$$ Vegetarian, Healthy


Summary: A celebration of vegetables in every bite.

Dirt Candy stands out in the culinary scene with its unique approach to vegetarian cuisine, offering a creative menu filled with dishes like Brussel sprout tacos and spinach mille-feuille. The restaurant's commitment to sustainability extends to its wine list, which features selections exclusively from female producers. As a pioneer in ethical dining, Dirt Candy was the first in the city to share profits with its staff and eliminate tipping. Guests can enjoy a sophisticated dining experience, complete with savory cocktails and a tasting menu that highlights the natural flavors of vegetables without trying to imitate meat. The restaurant's inventiveness doesn't stop at the main courses; the desserts, like the espresso cookie with Brussels sprout-caramel and white chocolate, demonstrate a commitment to pushing the boundaries of plant-based cuisine. With a vibrant atmosphere and a dedication to culinary excellence, Dirt Candy offers a dining experience that is both enriching and delightful.


1 Star
James Beard
Best Chef New York State - Nominee 2023
Best Chefs - Nominee 2022
Best Chefs - Semifinalist 2019
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86 Allen St, New York, NY 10002

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