About Amanda Cohen

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

My Restaurants

Where I Eat

Behind the Scenes

"Great Canadian Beer Hall. Tomorrow night. Seriously what else are you doing? Beer! Nachos! Poutine! Bloody Caesars! Nanaimo Bars! BE THERE AND BE CANADIAN FOR THE NIGHT."
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"Mushroom Dessert is finally here. Dreams do come true. Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!"
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"All the GUMBO! We are serving this with our creamy grits and a poached egg or fresh tofu. We have 1 table left!"
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"Prep. Mardis Gras Style. A few tickets are still available."
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"King Cake! 1 night only. There are still a few tickets lefts for Mardis Gras! It’s going to be an epic party. Be there or be lame."
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"New Dessert Alert! 🍄 + 🍫!! Coming soon....."
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From My Menu