With light and airy interiors, an open kitchen and a chef's counter that's ideal for date nights, Dirt Candy gives vegan food a glam makeover. Celebrated chef Amanda Cohen was an early pioneer of the veg-forward movement, having opened the first all-vegetable restaurant in the city. Today, her love for legumes culminates in two tasting menus (the 10-course "Vegetable Garden" is better value) packed with flair and finesse. DIY brussels-sprout tacos arrive on a sizzling-hot plate, aubergines are flambéed tableside and a mushroomy chocolate pudding is rich and velvety. Be frivolous and opt for the paired wine flight; all wines are sourced from women-run wineries. Dirt Candy isn't strictly vegan but near-enough every dish can be adapted to suit.
86 Allen Street NY 10002