Following two years as a successful ghost kitchen on 135th Street, plant-based soul food spot Vegan Hood has opened its first sit down restaurant in the neighborhood.
The new dining destination just took over the old Harlem Food Bar space at 2100 Frederick Douglass Boulevard between W 113th and W 114th Streets.
Decorated with a bright green plant wall and neon sign reading "It's all good in Veganhood," the restaurant has about nine tables for diners wanting to eat in, plus a small bar along one side. There's takeout and delivery, too.
The menu features vegan takes on soul food staples like fried chicken and fried shrimp served with sides including mac and cheese, plus Caribbean favorites like oxtail, all made with soy-based meat alternatives.
The restaurant also offers eight types of vegan burgers, including the chopped cheese-style Harlem World Burger, made with Beyond Meat, vegan American cheese, the restaurant's own "DMX sauce," ketchup, lettuce and tomatoes.
Because what's a burger without a shake, there are also oat-milk shakes made with Oreos—yes, they're vegan, too.