I LOVE the food here. The plates are large and the food is beautifully presented. When you order an entree (which is usually a mock meat and a side like potatoes or rice), you also get to choose 2 sides (collard greens, mac and cheese, various steamed vegetables, fried plantain, etc).
I was very surprised at how involved and flavorful the food was. I've had various veggie meats but the curry mock duck with brown rice is my favorite. I've had most of the sides but the vegan mac and cheese and collard greens are my favorite. The okra is also pretty good. The brown rice wasn't the plain rice I was expecting the first time I came; it was a delicious rice mixture with chunks of carrots, herbs, and seasonings. I've been served plain brown rice during subsequent visits. The collard greens also were sauteed with onions, carrots, and seasonings (sometimes a bit too oily, but very good). This huge plate of food was only $8!
I also tried the "Harlem chicken nuggets", which were 4 crispy soy chicken chunks for only $2.50. They were SO good, but I was upset that they came with two plastic cups of ketchup instead of a good sauce. The waitress said they usually have a sauce but were out. They have a number of $2-3 appetizers, like spinach rolls (delicious!) and eggplant fritters.
The first couple times I went here, the service was terrible. The guy who greeted me and another lady (manager?) were very friendly, but my waitress seemed annoyed to be working. She was really slow, went around taking other people's orders before even giving me a menu, didn't bring water until my food came, and didn't bring my check (I had to go get it myself after waiting 10 minutes). My most recent two visits have included very good service, however.