Dirt Candy NYC: A Gastronomic Adventure With Artistic Food


An Artistic Gastronomic Adventure – A Food Explosion in Your Mouth

green and black artistic gastronomic dish

Enjoying a gastronomical experience is one of the top-notch things to do at any place you travel to, being able to taste culture through food is priceless. But today food is not only that, it’s constantly evolving to the point you’re not only eating but contemplating a complex creation, with flavors carefully mixed to give you one of the best gastronomic adventure you can imagine. Today’s post is exactly that, artistic food but still delicious in Dirt Candy, NYC!

What is a gastronomic adventure?

I know that sounds so complex, but basically, it’s eating. It’s literally just eating something that is not just about eating. It is this colorful, flavorful explosion of wonder in your mouth. I know that sounds completely crazy and amazing, but it’s true.

Until we went out and had this experience with me and my husband, I wouldn’t even believe that something like this exists here.

couple holding drinks at dirt candy restaurant in nyc

A little backstory, I have wanted to do and go to experience, literally, it’s not just to go and dine out, but to have a Michelin star, a three Michelin star experience. The problem is my husband and I are vegetarian, pretty much mainly vegan, it’s kind of hard to find a good Michelin star restaurant that has a lot of plant-based options. 

Usually, the majority of them are either seafood or certainly have some sort of meat. In Manhattan, because we were visiting New York City, there are two restaurants that are really plant-based but here’s the clincher, the problem with going to Michelin star restaurants. They get booked up in seconds.

I mean, you cannot get a reservation. I was trying for three to four months, but I couldn’t get one. So I was like, okay, Michelin star restaurants start off as restaurants that are eventually discovered.

So I was looking for something I like, what can we find? And that’s how I found this amazing restaurant called Dirt Candy.

cube food on  an artistic gastronomic adventure in dirt candy new york

Dirt Candy

You could tell that they really want to get to the Michelin star level, and they’re almost there. I would say, personally, I think that they should, but that’s a whole other story. So they have the same kind of criteria as a Michelin star restaurant. Michelin star restaurants are usually dishes. You don’t choose what you want, they serve you this. It could be a five-course, six-course, or eight-course meal, depending on the restaurant.

Dirt Candy in NYC is the only vegetarian. It’s probably one of the very first, by the way, vegetarian restaurants in Manhattan on the Lower East Side.

artistic food at dirt candy ny

About Dirt Candy in NYC

I immediately made a reservation for me and my husband. We really had no idea what it was going to be, but it’s, you know, it’s pricey, it’s not as pricey as a Michelin star, but it’s certainly pricey, and it was, I think, a five-course meal.

They offer you vegan or vegetarian food. When we arrived you could do a wine sample, but we chose to just do the food and buy drinks. We’re not really big on the wine.

Artistic Food Experience

They bring you these tiny little meals, and you’re like, I’m never going to fill up, but you do. For the meals, you have to check the menu because it usually changes, but it is literally a gastronomic adventure. It is an explosion of flavors, and the chef makes it a form of art. This is when you realize what art is.

When they talk about culinary art or artistic food like there’s a reason why it is a culinary art and this restaurant was my first, I guess I journeyed my first foot into something this amazing, and now I constantly look for restaurants like that.

an artistic gastronomic dish at dirt candy restaurant


Even though I am completely recommending dirt candy, what I am really recommending is to find that artistic food, that gastronomic adventure, that experience to go beyond what just regular dining out in a restaurant is all about. It is truly an adventure.

artistic food pie on a gastronomic adventure in dirt candy nyc


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Last Updated on May 29, 2023

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