Dirt Candy

Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant · Lower East Side
86 Allen St (btwn Grand St & Broome St), New York, NY 10002, United States
Hours:
Closed until 11:30 AM (Show more)
  • Tue–Fri
    • 5:30 PM–11:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 11:30 AM–2:30 PM
    • 5:30 PM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:30 AM–2:30 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Menus:
Brunch, Dinner
Drinks:
Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
8.8/10

Based on 314 votes

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    April Kate 🍴
    "Best hush puppies, loved the Korean fried broccoli."(9 Tips)
    Lais S.
    "Jalapeño hush puppies and truffle mushroom toast are amazing!"(6 Tips)
    Metromix
    "Chef Amanda Cohen invents the best tasting vegetable dishes"(3 Tips)
    Kelly L.
    "Brussels sprouts tacos and corn cake"(3 Tips)
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  • TasteBook

    Learn the secret to Dirt Candy's Korean Fried Broccoli in KOREATOWN: A Cookbook. Read more

    TasteBook · 2 days ago
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  • Liz V.

    The food here is incredible! Splurge on the "Tasting menu" for an out-of-this-world meal you will never forget.

    Liz Vernon · 1 week ago
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  • Amy W.

    Great vegan restaurant! Nice vibe small portion though

    Amy Wang · 1 week ago
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  • Alice Eunjin

    Their mushroom dish is fantastic! I also liked the broccoli dog and their corn dessert. Korean fried broccoli was the only disappointing dish.. Too salty. They're very strict w timing

    Alice Eunjin · 2 weeks ago
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  • Ari P.

    Some hits, some misses. Korean fried broccoli was out of this world.

    Ari Paparo · 2 weeks ago
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  • Kelly L.

    Korean fried broccoli fritters, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts tacos and corn cake were AMAZING.

    Kelly L · 3 weeks ago
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  • Sara H.

    Cappuccino 💰

    Sara Hunkler · 3 weeks ago
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  • Courtney K.

    The tasting menu is worth the price, though I can't say many great things about the celery dessert. The onion chocolate cake, on the other hand, is smashing.

    Courtney Klein · January 7
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  • Jeff P.

    One of the most interesting menus left in this part of town. Sit at the chef's bar if you're witth a good friend who would welcome the distraction. Also every cocktail is great.

    Jeff Petriello · December 23, 2015
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  • Sara Y.

    Squash biscuits at brunch. Amazing.

    Sara Y · December 22, 2015
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  • Bitches Who Brunch

    The Bitches say: A+. This brunch was fantastic - each dish was memorable and unique, and left us refreshed for our day in the city. We can’t wait to come back! Read more

    Bitches Who Brunch · December 15, 2015
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  • Violeta A.

    Jalapeño hush puppies are great!

    Violeta Arciniega · December 12, 2015
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  • Jay B.

    Oh hey it's Friday night, do you want to try this awesome place dirt candy I keep reading about? Yeah!! ::walks 35 minutes:: dirt candy is closed ALL FRIDAY NIGHT for a private event. Um... really?

    Jay Brandt · December 12, 2015
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  • Lauren

    Korean Fried Broccoli made the Zagat list for "10 Best Things We Ate in 2015 in NYC".

    Lauren · December 10, 2015
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  • Thomas R.

    The tasting menu is strongly recommended. Come hungry, leave with a dozen unique flavor experiences.

    Thomas Reintjes · December 9, 2015
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  • Silvie S.

    The meal was an adventure, but non dish left me craving more

    Silvie Senauke · December 9, 2015
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  • Troy F.

    Seriously my new favorite restaurant in New York. Amanda + staff blew us away. Well-done.

    Troy Farmer · November 26, 2015
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  • Chelsea L.

    Came on opening day for brunch (so much hype), which was disappointing! Tiny portions (even by NYC standards), service felt rushed. Flavors weren't amazing. Willing to check out for dinner.

    Chelsea Lawrence · November 21, 2015
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  • ZZubin

    Best vegetarian restaurant I've ever eaten at. Came for brunch and had the zucchini pancakes (pictured), tomato biscuits and green huevos. Recommend all of them!

    ZZubin · November 21, 2015
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  • Lais S.

    Jalapeño hush puppies and truffle mushroom toast are amazing! Cauliflower dish has to many different tastes that didn't match, didn't like the corn dessert!

    Lais Scheffler · October 24, 2015
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  • Florence N.

    Broccoli hot dog was amazing!

    Florence Nguyen · October 24, 2015
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  • Alex M.

    Get the tasting menu, you won't be disappointed--stuffed, but not disappointed. And this place is amazing whether you're a vegetarian or not (I'm not).

    Alex Mecum · October 6, 2015
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  • Florence N.

    Korean fried broccoli

    Florence Nguyen · October 2, 2015
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  • Nick A.

    This place is hands down on point. The Korean broccoli, hush puppies, and Brussel tacos were amazing. I love my red meat, but could eat here any day of the week.

    Nick Andlinger · September 23, 2015
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  • Omer Z.

    Brunch was awesome. The French toast was the softest I've ever had and the spinach ramen salad was delicious and weird.

    Omer Zach · September 19, 2015
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  • Madm F.

    The mushroom thing and the fried broccoli appetizer are must.

    Madm Fia · August 28, 2015
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  • April Kate 🍴

    I'm torn with this place. Cool concept, I do love vegetables. I did not enjoy the corn boil. The brussel sprout tacos are better. Best hush puppies, loved the Korean fried broccoli.

    April Kate 🍴 · August 22, 2015
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  • Claudia F.

    "Please don't tip our staff" but "we'll take a 20% administrative fee" and "none of it gets given to the staff". Lololol.

    Claudia Filth · August 21, 2015
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  • Irma Z.

    My favorite was the Korean broccoli. Pretty pricey tho since they put a 20% service charge on each bill (no tipping). One appetizer, one v tiny mushroom entree, one so so dessert and one cocktail =$70

    Irma Zandl · August 2, 2015
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  • Sylvain

    Amazing experience. Vegetables in patisserie... This is celery by the way!!!

    Sylvain · May 13, 2015
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  • Kevin W.

    Speedy service, friendly. Vegetarian food. Nice ambience. Great for groups. Would go back if im in the area.

    Kevin Wright · May 3, 2015
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  • Damian B.

    Must try the Korean fried broccoli! Great food even for non vegetarians. Very filling and very tasty

    Damian Bayona · April 17, 2015
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  • Svante

    They forgot our entrées completely. When they finally arrived they weren't fully finished and they didn't offer any compensation or apologies. The starters where good though.

    Svante · April 16, 2015
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  • Village Voice

    Try the kale matzoh ball soup with a tableside presentation of verdant vegetable stock. Miniature kale balls surround a poached egg, which adds a splash of striking yellow when punctured.

    Village Voice · April 14, 2015
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  • Mar Mar Q.

    Awesome vegetarian spot! Hush puppies were crispy & flavorful w/maple butter. Mushroom appetizer tantalized my taste buds. Bread, carrot & squash entrees were delicious. Loved the carrot dessert!!

    Mar Mar Q. · March 28, 2015
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  • Calvin L.

    Had gone to the original spot a number of times and always held that as my fav restaurant/experience in NYC. The new spot does not live up to that. The curried fries and cabbage hot pot in particular

    Calvin Lammers · March 8, 2015
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  • Faye H.

    The Korean fried broccoli and curried fries changed my life.

    Faye H · March 6, 2015
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  • kyle t.

    Honestly, if I could have any super power it would be teleporting, but after that it would be to cook vegetables like these chefs. Unbelievable, one of my favorites in NY

    kyle treman · February 27, 2015
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  • Rachel H.

    Get the Korean BBQ broccoli. Do it.

    Rachel H · February 21, 2015
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  • Marguerite A.

    I almost forgot that I am carnivorous here bc the menu is so extensive and tasty.

    Marguerite Avery · February 21, 2015
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  • Niji J.

    DIY hot stone brussel sprout tacos!

    Niji J. · February 17, 2015
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  • David B.

    Interesting, tasty, fancy, playful vegetarian dishes. Not everything was amazing, but I liked what they were doing.

    David Blackman · September 10, 2014
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  • Village Voice

    The jalapeno hush puppies are marvelous, the fried trumpet mushrooms look like onion rings, and the carrot risotto is a shocking shade of orange Read more

    Village Voice · August 4, 2014
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  • CITY GRIT

    The Portobello Mousse is one of our favorite dishes in NYC!

    CITY GRIT · August 3, 2014
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  • Erica S.

    Everything is amazing, but the tomato app and popcorn pudding are particularly standout.

    Erica Suarino · July 23, 2014
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  • ben v.

    One of the best veggie meals I ever had! #nyc

    ben van alboom · June 26, 2014
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  • Ramya V.

    Truly one of the most incredible meals I've had. You just don't miss the meat - and in fact, is a win that it's not there. Spectacular!!!

    Ramya VP · April 19, 2014
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  • Poornima

    dinner here is a transformative experience -- haven't tasted anything less than delicious yet!

    Poornima · March 31, 2014
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  • Jenny G.

    One of the 10 best vegetarian restaurants in New York according to Gothamist and Village Voice

    Jenny Gregory · February 9, 2014
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  • Village Voice

    Village Voice is proud to welcome Dirt Candy to the 2014 Choice Eats food fest! http://bit.ly/1cRzdNV. The tiramisu with eggplant is a unique and delicious dessert.

    Village Voice · February 7, 2014
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