Posted on 08 / 14 / 2011
I was visiting Pittsburgh yesterday with my (non-veg) mother, and I found Loving Hut through this website. The food and the service were amazing! It was so great to go to a restaurant where I could eat literally anything on the menu. Even the soap in the bathroom was vegan! (something I've found doesn't always happen where I live in Raleigh, NC.)
We ordered the Crispy Rolls as a starter; they came with a thin, light, sweet sauce. I ordered the Au Lac Sweet and Sour soup, which came with soy shrimp and various other varieties of vegan protein and vegetables. I've never eaten real shrimp, so I can't compare them, but the soy shrimp were outstanding (nice texture and flavor). I had a lot of soup leftover, which I took home and had for lunch today.
My mother ordered the Humble Burger, which was completely different from any veggie burger I've ever had. It was more like a cutlet than a burger, and it was topped with a thick, sweet barbecue sauce. She said it was the best burger she'd ever eaten. Given that she's a omnivore, this is definite high praise.
For desert, we split a piece of vegan cheesecake. It was thick and creamy without being heavy, and had a lovely consistency. My mother said that it didn't taste like dairy cheesecake, but that it was just as good or better than it nevertheless.
When we arrived around 12:30 on a Saturday, we were worried that there were no other people in the restaurant, but as we dined, more people showed up. Two different people came in for carryout during our visit, and four or five groups of people came in and sat down to eat.
For the two of us, we spent about $38 with tax and tip, which I think is very reasonable for ordering so much food. We were both very full after eating, and I would definitely go to this restaurant every week if I lived in the area. My mother said that same thing!
This is a super awesome vegan restaurant. My only problem was that the GoogleMap to the restaurant was wrong; it indicated that Loving Hut was across Steubensville Rd. Instead, it's located in the shopping center right next to the Sheetz on Campbells Run Road.
Check it out!!
amazing food, friendly staff, large portions
hard to find