Confused yet? We have a group that meets once a month, usually for lunch. But this past time, we had dinner. At Loving Hut. We had a nice turn out. You should join us. If you don’t have veg friends, it’s fun to hang out with a bunch of like minded folks. And even if you do, it’s nice to see every once in a while that vegans come from all walks of life.
Now, on to the food. I knew some of the things I liked from the opening day party. Their rice paper rolls were really enjoyable, so I got the basil rolls:
Kevin sneaked in an order for Heavenly Salad. I didn’t complain. I love the Vietnamese flavors in this dish.
This fried tofu also magically appeared on the table. I had a triangle and it was nice. Light crispy panko coating.
Ever since I saw Pho on the menu, I wanted to try it. It was pretty good, but I think I would prefer a more garlicy/gingery broth. This one was more beefy and had a hint of 5 spice powder. I don’t hate it, but it’s not my favorite thing.
Kevin ordered a coffee drink and it came with this lovely strawberry flavored decoration. Not sure how I would feel about strawberry in my coffee, but it sure was pretty.
Something else from the menu that I had my eye on was the rootbeer float. I mean, where can you get a vegan rootbeer float? The rootbeer was really tasty and the ice cream seemed to be standard soy vanilla. One pro tip for you, tell them to hold the ice. It seems unnecessary when you’re dumping ice cream into a cold beverage.
Kevin also ordered the hummingbird cake. If you saw my most from the opening, you’ll know I wasn’t happy with the texture of the hummingbird cake there. It was kind of mushy. This one was much better. It’s still not as good as Lisa’s, but then how could it be? 🙂
You Gwinnett vegans & vegetarians have a new option. Sunday we went to the grand opening of Loving Hut in Norcross. We arrived to catch the tail end of dancing Chinese dragons out front. Inside they had two free buffets set up. And a ton of people. There is some patio seating and then a large dining room. We headed to the dining room and found someone we knew and were lucky enough to snag a couple of seats next to the cake. CAKE.
I’ve got a few close-ups coming up. My favorite items were the Heavenly Salad (I think) and the rice paper roll. It was either a summer roll or a basil roll. The salad tasted Vietnamese and we just don’t have enough Vietnamese options around here.
This might be the BBQ Sticks? It was kind of beefy and definitely had a BBQ style sauce. I think they either make their own fake meats or they have a completely different source than the other restaurants in the area.
And yes, what grand opening celebration would be complete with out CAKE. This was their hummingbird cake. I didn’t love it. I felt like my piece was mushy and possibly undercooked. I ate it all anyway.
Glancing through the menu, it is mostly an assortment of different Asian foods. But they also have spaghetti and a hamburger if you’re not into that. A lot of fried stuff. When I go back, I definitely want to try the Pho. They had vegan Thai Tea at the grand opening and it was pretty tasty. Root beer float is on the menu. Most of the entrees seem to run in the $8-9 range.
Too bad this place is not at all convenient for me. But for those rare excursions up into Gwinnett I will definitely think of it. Oh, and your meal comes with all the Supreme Master TV you can stand.
This invitation came through to the Atlanta Vegan Lunch Group. Another veggie option for you OTP folks? Absolutely! And you can’t go wrong with a complimentary buffet, right?
On behalf of the Loving Hut Georgia, I am pleased to invite everyone to our Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 11:00 AM on Sunday September 20, 2009. Loving Hut Georgia is the largest and newest Loving Hut to be introduced in the USA. All guests are invited to share a complimentary buffet of delicious and healthy international cuisine.
Loving Hut is the fastest growing international vegan healthy food restaurant chain, providing friendly service and featuring a wide selection of international cuisine available at worldwide locations. Loving Hut is based on the concept that people and animals can live in harmony through a sustainable plant-based lifestyle. It promotes vegan eco-friendly green solutions, using only animal-free ingredients, and organic whenever possible. Loving Hut’s mission is to help people make the noble transition to a healthy vegetarian/vegan lifestyle. It is a beacon of light for an alternative way of living, encouraging more and more people and restaurants around the world to adopt a plant-based lifestyle; a lifestyle that is healthy, compassionate, peaceful, and the fastest and most effective way to ensure a sustainable planet.
We would be honored to have your presence at our Grand Opening. Please RSVP Evite link. We look forward to serving you.