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Our Tip Amanda Cohen's fun and whimsical temple to vegetables without pretense. Don't miss the hush puppies and save room for dessert.
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Behind the Scenes at Dirt Candy

Behind the Scenes at Dirt Candy

Dirt Candy's dishes use single vegetables as their themes; they seek to deliver the most tomato-y tomato flavor and the most intense version of mushroom. Take a look into vegetable hero Amanda Cohen's tiny East Village kitchen to see how some of the prettiest (and tastiest) vegetarian dishes in New York come together.

We Chat with Amanda Cohen of Dirt Candy

We Chat with Amanda Cohen of Dirt Candy

At Dirt Candy, chef/owner Amanda Cohen takes vegetables as far as they can go, sometimes to the point where their flavor potential astounds even her. But she's not on a soap box about vegetarianism. Rather, she uses her voice to even out the playing field between diners and chefs, encouraging conversation and communication over elitism and anonymity.

Kenji's Top 10 Vegan Bites in Manhattan

Kenji's Top 10 Vegan Bites in Manhattan

This year during The Vegan Experience, I focussed almost exclusively on recipes. I'm proud of them, but it did mean that I had very few opportunities to go out and eat. I tried to make the best of it when I did, and with that in mind, here are my ten favorite vegan bites and restaurants in Manhattan.

The Best Restaurants for Vegetarians in NYC

The Best Restaurants for Vegetarians in NYC

In addition to new waves of vegetarian-friendly ethnic restaurants across the city, more and more chefs are focusing on making vegetables just as delicious as their meaty main course alternatives. We've rounded up some of our favorite vegetarian-friendly restaurants in the city, from casual sandwich spots to fine dining palaces.