Dirt Candy

After Labor Day, ‘Dirt Candy’ will Become a Tasting Menu Restaurant

Posted August 16, 2017 at 5:11 am

Chef Amanda Cohen is completely revamping the nine-year-old Dirt Candy. Her popular vegetarian restaurant – which moved to Allen Street in 2015 – will close on August 31, and relaunch with a transformed offering, making it more upscale. In other words, they’re doing away with the a la carte menu for dinner seating. Dirt Candy […]

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Chef Amanda Cohen Doesn’t Want You to Be Intimidated by Dirt Candy Availability

Posted February 13, 2015 at 5:11 am

The first week at the Dirt Candy reboot on Allen Street was apparently bonkers. Everyone clamoring for a taste of the veggie cuisine. However, in an email blast to its base, chef Amanda Cohen seems nervous that reports of reservations being booked through the end of the month might deter would-be fans from the new […]

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Dirt Candy LES Reboot Debuts Tonight on Allen Street

Posted February 3, 2015 at 5:18 am

Fifteen months of anticipation is now in the bag. For those vegetarians (and other veggie seekers) out there who have been missing Dirt Candy since its August closure, homecoming is at hand. Chef-owner Amanda Cohen is opening the much larger reboot at 86 Allen Street tonight. It’ll offer dinner service out of the gate, five […]

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Dirt Candy Goes Big with Catchy Sequin Signage on Allen Street

Posted January 19, 2015 at 5:10 am

Dirt Candy officially planted its identity at 86 Allen Street over the weekend with some over-the-top storefront signage. The pink-and-black lettering stretches the length of the marquee and is composed of sequins, giving it that eye-grabbing fluttering effect. As for opening date, it’s still TBD, but likely by the end of the month. Chef-owner Amanda […]

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A Peek Inside the New Dirt Candy Location on Allen Street [PHOTOS]

Posted October 16, 2014 at 6:00 am

As previously reported, 86 Allen Street is undergoing a 180-degree metamorphosis. Heretofore an outpost for Chinatown bus operators, proprietor-chef Amanda Cohen is knee-deep in transforming the storefront into the flagship location for her uber-popular veggie joint Dirt Candy. The OG location – based in the East Village since 2008 – closed for good on August […]

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Amanda Cohen Angling to Open Dirt Candy Outpost at 86 Allen

Posted October 25, 2013 at 6:10 am

A Chinatown bus depot in its previous life, 86 Allen Street might be going green. Popular East Village vegetarian outpost Dirt Candy is angling to open another restaurant south of Houston. According to the November SLA agenda for Community Board 3, 86 Allen Street is the storefront under consideration. Chef-owner Amanda Cohen confirmed her plans in […]

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