After an uncomfortable exchange and longing looks at the menu, a server told us that there was a special that day for a curry. We even were able to get it as a lunch size serving, for 7 dollars. It came with a crispy spring roll and brown rice on the side.
It was good, though I probably would have preferred a different curry dish. This came with soy protein. It did have potatoes in it, which I thought were delicious. It was spicy (which I like) but a little too salty...and you could see the swirls of oil in it, which I just kind of looked the other way over. As opposed to our last visit, this time the servers were OVERattentive to the point of being disturbing. We will probably not be back. I will say that the "lunch size" is definitely a good-sized portion.
We also recently stopped by Cinnamon Girl (NOT to be confused with Cinnamon Snail) in Bed-Stuy for some zine fuel. It's an upscale bodega/cafe kind of, that sells local beer by the growler and vegan cake by the slice, as well as jams, organic eggs, Annie's mac & cheese boxes, that sort of crap. G picked a slice of red velvet cake for us to share (we had already had lunch! This wasn't our only fuel, I promise!) They had a decent selection of other options, too.
So, yeah. Brooklyn is changing. Lots of vegan options in formerly low-income neighborhoods (well, still,) for better or worse.
I leave you with Cinnamon Girl by some of Brooklyn's own prodigal sons: Type O!