Amanda Cohen

Amanda Cohen

New York

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.

My Venues


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

Where I Go Out

Behind the Scenes

New Dessert Alert!  Rainbow
"New Dessert Alert! Rainbow Cauliflower Funfetti Cake! With roasted cauliflower caramel and cauliflower ice cream (that’s right we went there)"
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New Brunch Sandwich! Baby
"New Brunch Sandwich! Baby Artichokes with black hummus, tahini, pickled turnips, amba and zhoug. It’s a big delicious mess!"
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New Corn 🌽 Dish! Huitlacoche
"New Corn 🌽 Dish! Huitlacoche Ravioli stuffed with corn, corn broth with pickled baby 👶🏻 🌽 and Sumac crusted corn nuts and finally some Zhoug (spicy green sauce)"
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Creamy 🌽 Grits with 2 Tempura
"Creamy 🌽 Grits with 2 Tempura Poached Eggs and Smokey 🍅 Sauce. BRUNCH!"
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Beet Granola! It’s what’s for
"Beet Granola! It’s what’s for brunch."
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At My Venues