I had a wonderful brunch here on a Saturday. It wasn't crowded at all and the quaint atmosphere made for a relaxing environment in which to eat and chat with friends.
I was impressed with my seitan Philly cheesesteak ($9) which did a great job replicating an old standard. The bread was soft, the portion size was just right, and the "cheese" had a good kick to it, not tasting plasticky in any way. I had a side of tofu scramble with it (~$5) which was definitely tasty, and one of the better I've had in a restaurant, but it could have used some more color and vegetables---bell peppers and broccoli, perhaps?
One of my friends enjoyed his three tapas selections which provided an unusual array of flavors and textures for only $15; my other friend seemed to enjoy her tofu breakfast sandwich (~$8), though the kale/collard greens came in an excessively large portion.
I was blown away by the smoothness of my hot chocolate with hazelnut liquer ($3), which was sweet, but not overly so, and perfectly blended with the hazelnut. At the same time, I couldn't taste the alcohol at all.
Finally, our dark chocolate truffle cake (~$6) was positively decadent---it was rich in cocoa flavor, moist and impressed all of us. Sacred Chow is definitely a winner and one of the better vegan restaurants in NYC.