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Dirt Candy

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430 E. 9th St. , New York, NY 10009 40.727861 -73.984196
nr. Ave. A  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-228-7732 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: American Nouveau, American Traditional, Vegetarian/Vegan
  • Price Range: $$

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    9 out of 10


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Tue-Wed, 5:30pm-9:45pm; Thu-Sat, 5:30pm-10:30pm; Sun-Mon, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at Astor Pl.; L at First Ave.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Hot Spot
  • Notable Chef
  • Online Reservation


  • Beer and Wine Only




Angelica Kitchen and Pure Food and Wine alum Amanda Cohen opened this appetizingly named veg house. Though we're wary of cutting flesh from our diet, we daresay the menu sounds appealing. Cohen doesn’t hate meat (she even cooked buffalo wings on the line at Diner Bar in Harlem), she just abides by the cute philosophy that vegetables are “candy from the earth” (our own mother used to say that about grapes). What we love: the sound of dishes off her starch-heavy menu that starts with jalapeno hush puppies and maple butter and ends with grits topped with pickled shiitakes and a tempura poached egg, as well as broccoli hot dogs with salt-n-vinegar broccoli rabe chips. And desserts like popcorn pudding and rosemary eggplant tiramisu might be enough to lure us in.

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