Dirt Candy, located in Lower Manhattan, has been voted “Best Vegetarian Restaurant in NYC,” and is one of the only vegetarian restaurants in the world to receive the Michelin recommendation. Their chef and owner has also been named “Chef of the Month” by PETA.
Dirt Candy takes vegetarian dining to the next level. They boast that they don’t care about your political views, or about being health conscious. They care about making good food out of vegetables, and they do that really well.
The menu is as eclectic as it is delicious with dishes like fennel and sunflower seed soup, coconut poached tofu, stone ground grits, pickled shiitakes, and roasted pear sorbet. If you’re bold, try the celery cheesecake with celeriac ice-cream and candied grapes.
They have a unique wine list, spotlighting grapes and vineyards you’ve never heard of like Andau Zweigelt and Vadiaperti Colda di Volpe.
Menu options cost between $18-20. The menu changes frequently with the seasons, so check out the website for the most up-to-date meal options. They’re open at 5:30 pm Tuesday-Saturday; they’re closed on Sundays and Mondays.
For an entertaining look inside the mind of the chef/owner Amanda Cohen, check our her blog, named “Funniest Restaurant Blog“, on the restaurant site.
Photo Source: Dirt Candy