Amanda Cohen at Dirt Candy


Amanda Cohen is the chef and owner of Dirt Candy, the award-winning vegetable restaurant on New York City's Lower East Side. Dirt Candy was the first vegetable-focused restaurant in the city and the leader of the vegetable-forward movement. She was the first vegetarian chef to compete on Iron Chef America and her comic book cookbook, Dirt Candy: A Cookbook, is the first graphic novel cookbook to be published in North America.


  • Nominee for Best Chef: NYC
    James Beard Foundation
  • Best Vegetarian Restaurant in NYC
    L Magazine
  • Contestant
    Iron Chef America

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"Thanks @lodevanzuylen for being awesome and the best chef partner. It's not really a competition but we won! And thanks @magnuone for this picture!"
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