NYC: Eat Dirt Candy

…Um…so…I’m…a vegetarian. I know, I know, I probably should have said something sooner. I just didn’t want to lead with the dreaded “I’m a vegetarian”opening line. Mostly because I didn’t want to be subjected to insufferable questions that follow:

“So you don’t eat any meat, not even chicken or fish?”

“How do you get your protein?”

“What about bacon?”

You get it. The list continues.

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Traveling as a vegetarian can have its moments. There are times when I feel like I literally have nothing to eat except dirt; then there are times where I have a city of gourmet choice. # Welcome to New York.

Dirt Candy was just that my vegetarian oasis. The restaurant features a plant-based menu that is the food candy of celebrity Canadian Chef Amanda Cohen. (As a Canadian, I obliged to boast.) For those of you afraid of a vegetarian restaurant, there is nothing to fear at Dirt Candy. The eatery is void of overt vegan proletarians, and the restaurant does serve alcohol.

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Located in the lower east side of New York (somewhere close to China Town), Dirt Candy is a pioneer in vegetarian cuisine, and the only plant-based eatery to recognized by the Michelin Guide for five years in a row. The menu changes with the seasons. I love the fact that seasonal vegetables are a focus.

On Monday’s Dirt Candy transforms into the ultimate NYC-Canadiana Venue. (Notable Canadians such as Mike Myers, and The Weeknd are known to get their Canada fix Monday’s at Dirt Candy).

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Can’t make to NYC, or to Dirt Candy? No worries, Dirt Candy has a DIY solution. Get a copy of Amanda’s cookbook to make all the dirt candy you can eat in your own home cook kitchen.

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