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The Customer is Always Wrong Here

Was excited to go to this restaurant based on friends' reviews and celebrating a birthday with a vegan friend. It's a tiny place and they sat us at the end right next to the kitchen and bathroom and wouldn't change our seat. Personally, I don't want to be in the path of oncoming servers when I dine. I really hate getting my chair kicked all evening and then when the bathroom door opened and I realized I was 4 feet fr... view more

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Clean, Crisp Atmosphere & Attitude FTW

Having been a vegetarian and raw vegan for several years throughout my life, I was super-excited to discover this restaurant last year. Far too often, vegetarians have to suffer through well-intentioned ""healthful"" but bland salad and rice bowls while being lectured about the dangers of sugar and fat. No wonder Michael Ruhlman calls vegetarianism an eating disorder. DirtCandy puts an end to that notion. Flavor ... view more

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Cold atmosphere, bland vegetarian food

I went to Dirt Candy the other day with a couple of friends and we were all excited at the prospect of a new kind of vegetarian restaurant in the east village. The food lacked flavor, the space was very cramped, and the staff was quick to rush us out when we said we didn't want dessert. It wasn't a relaxing dining experience and the woman who I spoke to on the phone to confirm our reservation was downright rude. No... view more

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we should have gone to counter

I was very excited about the concepts behind Dirt Candy for months and genuinely anticipating our visit all week. I am a life-long vegetarian, and, although I have lived in NY for a while, I am used to being catered to on the West Coast and I fully support more vegan/vegetarian option in NY, especially options that emphasize seasonal vegetables rather than fake meat, which I think is lacking in general in NY. As ... view more

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Delicious & Decadent

I've been a vegetarian for ten years, and I too am tired of ""faux meats."" There's nothing like that at Dirt Candy, and despite chef Cohen being from Pure Food & Wine (healthy, chic raw food), she has decided to make intentionally ""unhealthy"" cuisine; that is butter-drenched, deep-fried, veggie decadence!\r \r Definitely get the hush puppies with maple butter, they are crunchy, spicy and sweet. We also liked the... view more

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Loved it!

The service was great, food was tasty and the environment quaint and comfortable. Cant wait to go back.

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This was an amazing meal from start to finish. The space is beautiful--very clean, simple lines, with an attention to detail. We started with the hush puppies, the mousse and a grapefruit pop salad. Everything is so gorgeously arranged and colorful, you just marvel at the presentation. I wasn't crazy about the salad, but the hush puppies and mousse were amazing. My friend had the grits, which were fabulous, and I had... view more

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Extraordinarily inventive!

This is the most innovative vegetarian food I have ever had, but beyond mere innovation the meal was delicious! The portobello mousse combined the luscious savory and sweet flavors of a fois gras (obviously vegetarian) with pear. The carrot risotto, well, it has to be tasted to be believed because the description of carrot dumplings with carrot rice with carrot crisps sounds like overkill but it is an unexpected del... view more

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