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Amanda Cohen

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Amanda Cohen

(chef/owner)

After graduating from the Natural Gourmet’s Chef Training Program, Amanda worked in many of New York City’s vegetarian restaurants. She was the Kitchen Manager of the late Other Foods, a chef’s teaching assistant at Angelica’s Kitchen then left vegetarian cooking behind to become a line cook at DinerBar, a neighborhood diner in Spanish Harlem where she became famous for her Buffalo Wings. She left DinerBar to be the first chef at Teany, Moby’s teahouse on the Lower East Side. When Pure Food and Wine opened she was one of their first line cooks and soon became their chef de cuisine. After a year, she followed co-owner Matthew Kenney to Heirloom on the Lower East Side as that restaurant’s chef de cuisine. Before she left Heirloom it won Time Out New York’s Reader’s Choice Award for “Best New Vegetarian Restaurant.” Since leaving Heirloom she has consulted for Blossom Cafe and Broadway East. Dirt Candy is the first restaurant she’s owned.

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Menu

Snack

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Jalapeno Hush Puppies $6
served with maple butter
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Appetizers

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Mushroom $13
portobello mousse, truffled toast
pear & fennel compote

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Cucumber $12
roasted cucumber hot and sour soup,
black sesame, garlic chili oil, wood ear
mushroom, cucumber jelly

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Spinach $13
spinach & grapefruit mille-feuille,
with smoked pistachios and ricotta

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Potato $12
warm potato salad, crispy Japanese
yams, grilled sweet potato, olives,
bitter greens, apples

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Entrees

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Beets $20
salt-roasted beets, thai green curry,
beet gnocchi, whipped coconut galangal cream

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Pepper $18
fennel & pepper tofu,
parsley spaetzle, grilled
yellow pepper broth,
mustard crumbs

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Broccoli $21
smoked broccoli dogs,
broccoli kraut, salt &
vinegar broccoli rabe

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Corn $19
stone ground grits, corn cream,
pickled shiitakes, huitlacoche,
tempura poached egg

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- everything on the menu can be made vegan on request.

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Dessert

Rosemary Eggplant Tiramisu $12
grilled eggplant, rosemary cotton
candy, mascarpone

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Ice Cream Nanaimo Bar$11
sweet pea, mint, chocolate

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Popcorn Pudding$11
salted caramel corn

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Celery Cheesecake Roll $10
celeriac ice cream, peanut filling,

& candied grapes

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- vegan dessert selection changes regularly, please ask your server.

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Our wine list (and other beverages)

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Gift Certificates

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