Loving Hut - Norcross

Overall rating: 4.5 stars 18 Reviews
Part of international chain of vegan restaurants opened by followers of Supreme Master Ching Hai, an advocate for vegetarian living. Serving food, coffee, non-alcoholic beverages, desserts, and more. They offer Asian dishes such as veggie chow mien and bakchoy stir fry on the one end, and vegan burgers, spaghetti and Au Luc (Viet) crepe on the other. Weekday lunch specials. Prices range from cheap to moderate. Price: Inexpensive more-less
Vegan, Vietnamese, Asian, Western, Fast food, Take-out
6385 Spalding Dr, Ste E (Holcomb Bridge Rd)
Norcross, Georgia 30092
678-421-9191

Open Mon-Sat 11am-9pm, Sun 3-9pm.

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First Review by fuzzyfacegang
SteffiMiller
SteffiMiller
4

reviews

  • vegan

Most dishes are delicious to taste

4 Posted on 05 / 18 / 2014

I have taken several cooking classes there too. It is a great go to restauran if we have friends who have never tried vegan because everything is tasty and there are many dishes that you would swear have meat.

Pros: superb intro to vegan for non-vegans, sharing size portions, amazing coconut cake
Cons: service can be too slow , not "health food", but tasty vegan, mood is a little "fast foodish"
Steffilane
Steffilane
5

reviews

  • vegan

slow but awesome

5 Posted on 03 / 06 / 2014

I love everything about it except service...can be slow. I overcome by ordering at the front and then sitting down.they also do not have the art of the leisurely meal down.appetizers soup and entree can come at the same time...if you do courses, order first course at the desk...them your entree at the table.

Pros: location, taste, value
Cons: not s friendly service...cultural differences, speed of meal, very bright interior
WarnerRobins
WarnerRobins
12

reviews

  • vegan

Slow Service, but worth the wait

4 Posted on 06 / 19 / 2013

The service continues to be painfully slow. I truely like their food so I just get over it. Great desserts and appetizers. My husband loves the veggie burgers. My non vegan family and friends give the food two thumbs up as well. Definely worth eating hear but be prepared to WAIT.

***I've been to this place several times. The first time was the grand opening. Now it is hard to please me because I've live in California where the vegan food is out of this world. That being said this food is just okay to me, but I can see how others would REALLY like it. It is a good place for a first time vegetarian/vegan to go also. The food is not highly seasoned or heavily salted like I feel Harmony Resturaunt serves their food. It is a worth while place to go to and the prices are reasonable.
Updated from previous review on Tuesday April 13, 2010

Pros: Most choice are very good, All Vegan, Desserts are a must
Cons: Slow Service, Spring Rolls not always exactly same, Did I say Slow Service
  • WarnerRobins WarnerRobins

    update: My sister stopped by Loving Hut to buy my birthday gift. She bought me one slice of every dessert cake they made that day. Six slices total. She also bought herself the fried rice. She shared the fried rice with me and I don't know what they did on May 8th, but they need to do it forever! The rice was very good. We both thought so. As for the desserts...cake 1 was a german chocolate cake with a chocolate mousse top half. Now I'm not a chocolate lover and this was soooo very delicious. My sister liked it too. Cake #2 Humming Bird or Carrot Cake. Now we both agreed it tasted more like a banana creme cake, but we still thougt it was okay. Cake #3 Orange Cake. Now the Orange Cake was sooo very light and tasty!!! It would make an excellent wedding cake! Cake #4 Cheese Cake. Tasty. The other two 5, chocolate and 6, coconut are in the freezer for later. I wonder if the fried rice recipe changed from the couple of times I've had it before to May 8th? Well the May 8th version is a winner or I was just happy it was my birthday!

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Kayeelle
Kayeelle
2

reviews

  • vegan

Yum Yum

4 Posted on 05 / 22 / 2013

I got the Au Lac sandwich and my friend got the Nachos. Both dishes were super delicious(I definitely tasted hers too!) The food was great and well priced but the service wasn't stellar. It won't keep me from giving them my business though because vegan restaurants in the south eastern united states are not easy to come by!
Updated from previous review on Tuesday May 21, 2013

Pros: Prices, Selection, Flavor
Cons: Service
Graceunderfire
Graceunderfire
3

reviews

  • vegan

Refreshing and Delicious!

5 Posted on 10 / 10 / 2012

I visited the Loving Hut in Norcross. The server was knowledgeable and friendly, and made recommendations which were excellent. I tried the basil roll and sushi, and had the bok choy for an entree. Finished up with a fabulous slice of coconut cake. I had enough food left for another meal!

The prices were quite reasonable, and the dining area was clean and well-lit. I look forward to visiting this restaurant again and again.


Soul2Soul Educare
Soul2Soul Educare
25

reviews

  • vegan

Good food, Good People

4 Posted on 07 / 17 / 2012

This is a restaurant run entirely by volunteers - hence the atmosphere and service of a school cafeteria. But the food is delicious and the people running the restaurant are really sweet and loving. The Vegan cooking classes that they offer here are really good too. Check this place out! It is pretty awesome!

Pros: excellent food
Cons: service lacks lustre
alorinna
alorinna
1

reviews

  • vegan

Love, love, love :)

5 Posted on 06 / 13 / 2012

Yes, it is true that the "chain" (loosely franchised, different menus at each) was started by a somewhat kooky "Supreme Master" in China, but god bless the kooks that try to help our planet. I'm all for anyone that helps get the word out about vegan food.

The place itself is lovely, peaceful, sweet and friendly. The food is great, but vegans, be prepared for menu shock... I have never had so many choices. It was very hard to pick one! My fave so far is the Loving Hut Roll, which is a little tough to cut with a fork but is divine. My son's friend had the Pho and said it reminded her of her mother's meat based Pho - said it was fabulous and very authentic tasting.

The cakes - omg, yum. The chocolate mousse cake is currently my favorite.

My office is just 2 miles from here so this is a lunch twice a week place :)

Pros: all vegan, all non-gmo, great taste
quix689
quix689
2

reviews

  • vegetarian

Great restaurant!

5 Posted on 04 / 09 / 2012

My local writing group visits this place once a week in November, and the food has been great every time we've gone! One of the servers isn't the most welcoming of men, but other than that, the people have been nice and friendly, and I would highly recommend this place to people. My boyfriend loves eating meat (I'm working on changing that!), and even he couldn't get over how delicious the food was. I haven't been back there since I became a vegetarian, but I will definitely be going back soon!

Pros: excellent food, healthy cuisine, decent price
Cons: one unfriendly staff member
redheadgo
redheadgo
11

reviews

  • vegetarian

Great choice

4 Posted on 03 / 12 / 2012

I visited this chain in Orlando, FL and was hesitant to go back. They are run by a group that is loyal to a Supreme Leader, but don't let that scare you off. I'm glad I took the chance and visited this restaurant in Norcross. The location is a little tricky to find, as it's at a very large intersection and might be hard to get into depending on what side you are on. I absolutely loved that they could remove onions and garlic from everything on the menu. I would make sure you make sure to say no sprouts, if you aren't a fan, as they put them in my dish and wasn't in the description. The mock meat they use is really quite delicious and it was nice getting a Pad Thai type dish without worrying about fish sauce. The desserts looked quite good and they have several varieties of vegan ice cream. I would definitely visit again.

Pros: Great food, Lots of options
Cons: Sneaky sprouts
Pylt
Pylt
6

reviews

  • vegan

Great food, but . . .

4 Posted on 01 / 28 / 2012

We love this chain of restaurants, but are wary of questionable service on our second visit:

1. No one greeted us or offered us a menu after 3 or 4 minutes of waiting.

2. Appetizer was served after the entree.

3. Food was served luke warm, as if it had sat on a counter for a few minutes.

Despite all the service problems, we loved the food and will be back!

Pros: Excellent food!, Wide variety of menu choices, No cruelty
Cons: Erratic service at times
Traveling gal
Traveling gal
10

reviews

  • mostly-vegetarian

Delicious Food

5 Posted on 09 / 14 / 2011

If you love tasty asian-themed food this place is for you. I discovered it through happycow.net, which I always check when I travel out of town, on my last trip to Atlanta. Went with the friend i was staying with and we loved the food. We tried the wonton soup, I had the chowmein and she tried the au lac crepe. We topped it off with the cheesecake. All so very delicious. My friend and her husband have gone back quite a few times.

I had to travel to Atlanta this past week, and went there twice. I had the soup again, and tried the au lac crepe/pancake and the bbq sticks. Again, very delicious. The wonderful thing is that they cater to your dietary requirements. The staff are very helpful, and very sweet. The place has a very pleasant, peaceful energy to it.

Please tip well, since most of the waitstaff are volunteers.

Pros: excellent food, healthy, good portions and prices
fondducoeur
fondducoeur
66

reviews

  • vegan

Good Food, Nice Atmosphere

5 Posted on 04 / 22 / 2010

I at lunch at Loving Hut twice for lunch while staying in Atlanta and was very pleased. The menu has a lot of options, the portions were good, the staff was very friendly, the atmosphere was nice, and I was very happy with my food. I recommend the veggie sushi (served with vegan mayo, wasabi, hot chili paste, and soy sauce) as an appetizer, although I enjoyed everything I ate. The chow mein, fabulous pho, and fresh basil rolls were also good.
The more western style dishes (lasagna, soy burgers, chickn nuggets) didn't sound as good to me, but they would probably be fine. The majority of the menu is asian themed with quite a bit of soy mock meat products (veggie ham, soy protein beef, chicken, shrimp, etc), but also several items containing just tofu and veggies.

Pros: Good food, Nice staff, Nice environment
Rebecca Byrd
Rebecca Byrd
8

reviews

  • vegan

Yum, yum, yum

5 Posted on 11 / 29 / 2009

This is my 2nd review, after Harmony Vegetarian. I gave Harmony 4 Happy Cows, and the Loving Hut gets 5. Relative to Harmony, it should probably get at least a couple more Happy Cows, because it went above and beyond. Loving Hut is blessed with a much more pleasant atmosphere; we ate outside on their wrought iron tables on their covered patio in the afternoon sunshine. Entering the restaurant, you pass by a koi pond minus the koi, but filled with colorful lily pads. When I walked inside, I thought, wow, how bright and clean! The interior, display case, menu and seating are simple, clean, fresh, and intelligent, just the way I like it. The Asian staff are extremely friendly, if not masters of the English language. It didn't matter. Service was fast and courteous. The menu is available on their website & is vegan. Prices are very reasonable, portions large but not too large. We didn't ask for takeout containers so I don't know how environmentally responsible they are, but at least the restaurant uses reusable plates and utensils for dining in. I ordered the Loving Hut Rolls, the Ocean Love Soup, & the vegan cheese cake, while my husband got the Holy Eggplant & the vegan chocolate cake. Our bill including 20% tip was $35 for all that. Our sauces and mayonnaise were totally vegan and totally scrumptious, as were the eggplant and rolls. The vegan cakes were to DIE for, especially the chocolate, but because they're vegan, no dying necessary! We couldn't believe our tastebuds & the direction this restaurant has taken, and the pleasant atmosphere.... thank you Happycow.net for allowing us to discover this place we'll frequent again and again, probably more often than Harmony. No faux meats & only 2 references to meat on the menu: Almighty Steak and Hamburger, both soy and wheat protein, so very few distastefully named items or reminders of meat. The food was simply delicious, with no apologies for being vegetable, and the desserts don't make you miss a thing about non-vegan sweets. I hope this place stays in business for years to come. I've posted some photos of the dishes we had. If only more restaurants like this would pop up around here....

Pros: very tasty, vegan food, nice atmosphere
Cons: none I can think of!
  • rivluk rivluk

    All the take-away boxes can be microwaved and reused (except the cake container)

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Pattyd
Pattyd
2

reviews

  • mostly-vegetarian

I LOVE the Loving Hut

5 Posted on 10 / 30 / 2009

This is the first vegan restaurant I have ever been to, and it is great! I have eaten lunch there 3 times, first was chow mein, 2nd was Heavenly salad and third was a stir fry eggplant. All were excellent, yummy flavors, very large portions and very decent prices. They also have earth friendly TV on large flat panel screen, and a bookshelf of informative books and guides to eating and living sustainable. It's amazing this place is in the suburbs. Please everyone, go there!!

Pros: flavorful vegan food, good value, healthy cuisine
Cons: none
Zarinah
Zarinah
4

reviews

  • vegetarian

Great vegan food

4 Posted on 10 / 02 / 2009

I went to their grand opening with some vegetarian friends and meat eating family. It was very tasty. Everybody loved the food. Definately plan to go back. I hope they open one in Atlanta, although the drive was worth it.


fuzzyfacegang
fuzzyfacegang
1

reviews

  • vegetarian

Loning the Loving Hut

5 Posted on 09 / 28 / 2009

I went to the Loving Hut Friday to check it out for my wife and her work friends. We will be going back often. Easy to find, indoor and outdoor dining. Great food at reasonable prices and a very friendly staff. YOu order at the counter but they bring your food to your table. The food is served on real plates, not paper or plastic. (Something my neighbor hates in a restaurant) Very clean and serene place. They have 2 big screen TV's with the broadcast about a Vegan lifestyle. I thought is was a great idea. I tried the burger and was delighted with the taste. I am going to go back and try a new dish every time. With the variety they offer, there will be MANY trips. OK Vegans and Vegetarians in Atlanta. YOu have a new place to go so show your support. Take your meat eating friends to see what going green really means.

Pros: Wxcellent variety, great value, Daily Specials
Cons: NONE

 

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