Inspired by Pamela Anderson’s banned PETA ad and Jennifer’s recent post, Emily and I went to Loving Hut for dinner. Loving Hut is a new(ish) restaurant in Vancouver that offers a completely vegan menu. There are a lot of vegetarian restaurants in Vancouver, but none of them celebrate veganism and vegetarianism like Loving Hut does. One wall of the restaurant is a shrine to famous vegetarians, with pictures of celebrities from Albert Einstein to Shania Twain.
The menu at Loving Hut specializes in items that vegans cannot normally eat, like pizza, poutine, nachos, and nuggets. I’m used to eating at non-vegetarian restaurants with only a few veggie options, so I often find vegetarian menus overwhelming. We decided to try a few items that seemed unique – pizza, nachos, and nuggets. That might not sound unique, but we don’t eat at McDonalds and it is rare to find vegan items at most restaurants.
I’ve never had vegan nachos before, and I was impressed. The nachos came with lots of toppings, including vegan cheese which tasted authentic and kept my stomach happy, and was served with fresh salsa, guacamole, and fake source cream. The pizza was made with spelt flour (a treat for Emily who avoids wheat), and came with really good fresh toppings. The nuggets tasted good, but never having had chicken nuggets I don’t have much to compare to. For dessert, we had a huge piece of vegan, flour-less, chocolate cake which was big enough for two to share.
We really enjoyed our dinner, but wished we would order some more vegetables. The next time we go to Loving Hut I’m looking forward to trying the spring rolls, nature’s wrap, and maybe the poutine.
Great review!! I’m craving the pizza again now! 🙂
loving hut is great, but if you want even better nachos — head over to Bandita’s on Commerical and 12th. They have amazing vegan options and vegan cheese/sour cream as well. The nacho’s i like best are the ones with crumbled chipotle tofu all over. yum! The rest of their mexican style food is great too….especially the vegan benedicts for brunch! but expect a line up most times when you go there. enjoy!
Bandidas is awesome. I’ve always been too enticed by the myriad of taco options to try the nachos. I’m happen to be going tonight, so maybe I’ll give them a try.
Hey there Canadianveggie! 🙂 Firstly, you’ve got a great blog. I’m just beginning to browse thru your posts. You’re a good writer. I am a Californian and there are around 4 Loving Hut locations in the SF-Bay area. I’ve been to 3 and I really love them. Being a vegetarian myself, I’ve always been let down by the limited vegetarian options at Chinese restaurants. So, I was super happy when I discovered the Loving Hut.
BTW, I visited Vancouver in 2008 and I really liked this Indian restaurant I went to, I think it was called Vij’s or something.. check it out if you like Indian food.
Looking forward to reading more of your posts. Have a good one.
I like Loving Hut. It’s unfortunate that it had a fire back in December and is now closed for repairs.
Vij’s is also an excellent restaurant. Lots of veggie options.