New York City

Veggie connoisseur Amanda Cohen fills us in on her big apple favourites

Coffee Shops

Abraço -

86 E 7th St, New 

York Microscopic East 

Village coffee roaster

Irving Farm - 71 Irving 

Place, 89 East 42nd St, 

88 Orchard St, 224 West 

79th St. 

They’ve got locations all 

over the city, like a high-

end Starbucks

Intelligentsia- 180 10th 

Ave at the ACE Hotel 

Go for the scene


Zucker Bakery - 433 E 9th 


A tiny, small-batch bakery

Runner and Stone - 285 

3rd Ave, Brooklyn 

Everything here is brilliant

Robicelli’s - 9009 5th Ave, 


If you need a cake, there 

is no other choice


NoMad -

1170 Broadway & 28th Street 

Pretty much the perfect 

high-end brunch

Nom Wah Tea Parlor

13 Doyers St  

Old school dim sum in the oldest 

teahouse in Chinatown

Big Splurge Dining

11 Madison Park -

11 Madison Ave. 

Expensive and time-consuming but 

so worth it

Annisa -

13 Barrow St. 

This is how adults eat out


403 E 12th St.

It flies under the radar, but every 

time I come I’m blown away

New York City: the best, the brightest, and for some, the 

most daunting. It’s hard to find anything in short supply 

in the city that never sleeps, least of all restaurants to 

eat at. Lucky for us, Amanda Cohen, owner and chef of 

Dirt Candy and former contestant on Iron Chef America, 

was willing to share her favourite haunts with us at 

Terroir, and you! Amanda originally hails from Canada, 

but since moving south, has carved out a name and 

following for herself in the vegetarian food scene of New 

York. Dirt Candy is the first vegetarian restaurant in 17 

years to earn two stars from the New York Times, and 

has been recognized by the Michelin Guide five years in 

a row. She shares her thoughts about tipping, restaurant 

relations, and the changing food scene in funny and 

fabulous articles called Dispatches From Dirt Candy, 

and published the world’s first graphic novel cookbook; 

Dirt Candy: A Cookbook. Check out Dirt Candy’s new 

bigger, brighter, more mind-bending location at 86 Allen 

Street, New York, NY. (212) 228 – 7732.


 Northern Spy -

511 E 12th St.

Some people like their dinner, I love their lunch 

Congee Village -

100 Allen St.

Great place for congee on a cold winter’s day


 Kenka -

25 St Marks Place  

If Japan had won WW II this is what all the college bars would be like.

 Waterfront Ale House -

540 2nd Avenue

Lots of beer, free popcorn, and awesome nachos.

Casual Dining

 Vic’s -

31 Great Jones St.

Brand new, super-hip, but really, really good

 Piora -

430 Hudson St.

Somewhere between high-end and casual, it’s Asian fusion at its best

Ethnic Dining

 Lan Larb -

227 Centre S, 637 2nd Ave

I eat from here at least once a week

 Kokum -

106 Lexington Ave.

Some of the best Indian in Curry Hill

 Hot Kitchen -

251 E 53rd St, and 104 2nd Ave.

Hot pot! Hot pot! Hot pot!