Dirt Candy Chef Amanda Cohen Creates A Visionary, World-Class, “Plant-Powered” Burger Joint: Lekka Burger

Monday, November 25, 2019

Chef Amanda Cohen with Andrew Dornenburg at the new Lekka Burger in TriBeCa

“Eating at Dirt Candy can be like going to a child’s birthday party in a country where all the children love vegetables….[Chef Amanda] Cohen is not adapting the vegetarian cuisine of some other culture.  She is inventing her own.”
–The New York Times

“Lekka Burger, which Cohen is opening with Andrea Kerzner, a South African-born humanitarian (who comes from a known hospitality family) focused on reducing the meat industry’s impact on climate change, hopes to rewrite the veggie burger narrative.”

We’ve fallen madly in love…with Chef Amanda Cohen‘s brand-new vegan burger spot Lekka Burger at 81 Warren in TriBeCa, just a 5-minute walk from the Brooklyn Bridge subway stop.

Our hearts are a-flutter over the carrot soft-serve (made with oat milk and a hint of coconut fat, it’s beautifully accented by perfectly-toasted nuts and brownie crumbles), the broccolini Caesar, the “Messy Fries,” and of course the world-class signature “Lekka Burger,” a plant-based burger made with beans, mushrooms, and oils.

There is a bar plus a full wine, beer, and cocktail menu, too, so keep it in mind for evening outings with friends as well as Saturday lunches with the family.

There’s been talk of Cohen opening multiple locations with partner Andrea Kerzner throughout New York City in the years ahead, so we’re putting forth our request for a Lekka Burger in Murray Hill now!

Lekka Burger is at 81 Warren Street (between Greenwich St. and West Broadway) in Manhattan.  646.678.5367.  lekkaburger.com

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