Loving Hut

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6227 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, 45213

Part of the international chain of Loving Hut restaurants; each location is individual family owned and operated. Offers vegan cuisine with a kids' menu plus smoothies, gluten free and raw options. The cafe environment was created using many found, reclaimed, and reused materials. Operating since 2009 previously as Loving Cafe. Open Tue-Fri 11:00am-3:00pm, 4:00pm-7:00pm, Sat 11:00am-7:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, American, Organic, Take-out, Asian, Vietnamese

37 Reviews

First Review by ohheysusieb

best place! - Edit

I love everything I have had from here so far! I come in once a week and everyone is friendly!

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AMAZJNG - Edit

This place is incredible

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Delicious Menu - Edit

Entire vegan menu, with so many options to choose from. Today I had the Raw Taco and side of Spring Rolls. They were so good! Can't wait to come back and try more of the menu.

Pros: All Vegan, friendly staff

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Only real fully vegan place in Cincinnati! - Edit

Since the closure of Park+Vine, this is the only fully vegan place in Cincinnati (unless you count Rooted and Weekly Juicery that are 99.9% plant-based except the use of honey and bee pollen in some of their items and Happy Chicks Bakery, which while all plant-based, still promotes use of Uggs on their social media, which is clearly not vegan). The food here at Loving Hut is delicious, and you'll always be greeted by this kind-hearted woman at the counter. This is also the only vegan place that has activist-oriented wall decor and a library of veg-focused books! Their new quarter-pounder burger is amazing!



Updated from previous review on 2017-09-04

Pros: Caring staff, Yummy food, Great wall decor that highlights vegan activism

Cons: They close at 7 pm on most days, which is too soon

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Best Quarter Pounder Around! - Edit

Took a trip to visit family in Ohio last week. Coming from Scranton, PA my boyfriend & I were on the hunt for a good Vegan eatery. Luckily we found the Loving Hut. This was the first time my mother and brother ate vegan food and needless to say they loved it. My brother ordered the vegan chicken and veggies with rice and literally licked the plate clean. He was amazed that it wasn’t “real chicken” but came really close to it. We loved the spring rolls and the blueberry pie was to die for. My favorite dish was the Vegan Quarter Pounder; Smothered in vegan mayo, tomato, pickle, lettuce and Daiya “yellow cheese” the burger was made from the brand Beyond Meat which I’ve had before and it was delicious! Served with nacho chips, this sucker was definitely enough to feed two! We were all really impressed with the service, quality of food and the prices. The sign on the door and their Facebook page said they closed at 7pm but the place was packed on a Saturday night and they kept their doors open until everyone ordered, ate, and left. We left around 9:30pm so we greatly appreciated them staying open so we could enjoy a good vegan meal together as a family. I’ll definitely go back when I visit Cincinnati again!
-@Klines Korner
Northeast PA Food Photographer & Restaurant Promotion Co.

Pros: Price, Quality, Service

Cons: not in Scranton PA

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Flawless - Edit

Loving Hut Cincinnati is an all Vegan chain with 20 locations that feature both RAW and COOKED meals. I had the pleasure of visiting their location at 6227 Montgomery Road, #Cincinnati #Ohio. The following is a summary of my experience. Enjoy ✌🏽
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Course # 1: Seasoned Jasmine Rice, Spring Rolls, and complimentary tea. Rice was fluffy, tea was tea, and rolls were SUPER CRISPY! I especially loved the sauce they served with the rolls and the fact they gave us 4 extra rolls because they said “we apologize you had to wait so long.” Truth is, we were the typical douche bags that order an absurd amount of food before closing time and we really weren’t waiting that long anyway. Overly polite and accommodating staff. Very informative as well. 5/5 Stars 🌟
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Course # 2: Udon Soup. If you know me, then you know I’m an eastern culinary fanboy and a Samurai in training. With that said, this course didn’t send me over the moon. That doesn’t mean it was bad. It just means that I’ve been spoiled with some pretty radical Udon in my life and this is just a $4 cup of soup. A damn good $4 cup of soup but still nothing like the first image in my head when I think Udon. I do enjoy that they serve a cup of miso sauce on the side so you can season the soup to your liking. I would normally rate this 3 stars just because this is an elementary form of Udon but if you factor in portion size, cost, and perfect serving temperature, this is an easy 4/5 Stars 🌟
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Course # 3: Raw Reuben Sandwich and Side Salad w/ House Almond Ginger Dressing. First off, At the time of ordering, I had no idea this even came with a side salad so this for me was a very pleasant surprise. Secondly, I am not easily won over by rye bread but somehow Loving Hut got me. Kudos. I enjoyed the toppings being served under the sauerkraut because this makes the sandwich less messy to eat (great for beards). I don’t know if they make their own kraut but if they do, I would recommend changing up their chopping technique because the kraut comes across as overly uniformed and corporate. I would also have loved to receive more avocado on my sandwich and had the tomatoes halved before topping. Not a deal breaker, but I do want to offer some form of constructive criticism. Would 100% order this again. 4/5 Stars 🌟
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Course # 4: CK w/ Rice and Vegetables. I am not a fan of mock meats. This was ordered by another member of my group. I tried a sliver of the CK and it was charred nicely with good texture. I didn’t consume enough of this meal to give it an honest review but judging strictly by portion size and visual appeal, I’d assume this would make another excellent menu selection. I also want to add that the person in line behind us, a regular, suggested this meal 👌🏽
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Course # 5: Quarter Pound Beyond Burger w/ Cheeze. Again, I am not a fan of mock meats so I only took one bite. It looks, feels, and tastes like a burger. Portion size is ridiculously huge and this was a featured special on that particular night. Something tells me this burger would make some of you very happy 👌🏽
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Course # 6: Sugar Free Raw Blueberry Pie. I ate this as my first course and would have been totally content eating a few more of these as my entire meal. If I had to choose a favorite course, this would be it. Soft chewy crust and super sweet blueberry topping. Very good. Highly recommend. 5/5 Stars 🌟

Pros: Affordable, Large Menu, Helpful Staff

Cons: Not enough stomachs to keep eating

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Love...Loving Hut! - Edit

I love Loving Hut! It's a small little spot but so good! They have a ton of options at a good price!!

Pros: Tons of food options

Cons: They don't have normal business hours

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Best vegan food in Cincy - Edit

This is my favorite place to go for a fully vegan menu. Everything on the menu is delicious and I've never ordered anything that I didn't enjoy. It's also a great place to recommend to non vegan friends as their menu contains familiar items such as an A1 Burger, BBQ chicken wrap, Mac n Cheese, etc. If you're considering dining here, please do. You won't be disappointed!

Pros: Fully vegan menu, Friendly employees, Not too expensive

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Love The Hit - Edit

Kind people at counter cooks are friendly and yet to find something on the menu I did not enjoy.

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Perfect. - Edit

Been here many times... friendly staff, fully vegan menu, fantastic food. The new quarter pounder with cheese has been my favorite meal... also love the cheesecakes in the cold case, American panini, mac n cheese, and vegan chili. Can't wait to try everything at least once!

Pros: All-vegan menu , Variety, Friendly staff

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holy guacamole. - Edit

This place is so good! After finding it on HappyCow, my family and I came intending for me to order here and for my family to order from a meaty taco truck around the corner. After seeing the nachos and the Mexican wrap, my parents changed their minds. I ordered a bowl of mac and cheeze, my dad ordered a Mexican wrap, and my mom ordered the Golden Burger. We also decided to order a plate of nachos. There was a big seating area with lanterns and a fountain in the back, and the atmosphere was really calm and relaxed. Everything was inexpensive and came in good sizes, and the staff was happy to recommend other veg-friendly places for us to try during our stay here. My brother initially refused to eat any of it, but later, he did try a spoonful of the mac and cheeze and a few of the nachos. I've seen several reviews claiming that this place is too "preachy", but while the walls do sport many vegan posters and things, the staff was very friendly to my non-veg family and did not make them feel uncomfortable at all.

Updated from previous review on 2017-04-20

Pros: Really good vegan versions of non-vegan foods, Peaceful atmosphere, Friendly staff

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delish! - Edit

Extensive menu, wonderful staff, comfortable environment. Love this place !

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Friendly and conscientious staff every time. - Edit

Spot on service with an attention to detail unlike any other Cincinnati Cafe I have come to know in recent times. I always leave there feeling good about having gone the distance to experience their cuisine. The quality and variety of their offerings is excellent. A personal favorite is the Split Pea Soup. Also enjoy trying their new desserts as they appear.
Looking forward to getting back there soon as the cooler weather begins to set in.

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Love the Loving Hut - Edit

I have had many items here and all were good. Especially like the Raw Taco Salad and the Pumpkin Chili. Great Sloppy Joes - I get the spicy version. If you love dessert, you have to try the vegan chocolate cake..........AMAZING. I wish they were open on Sundays.

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My favorite vegan restaurant - Edit

Great food and a great atmosphere. A bit pricy but worth the money. Very friendly staff also.

Pros: Great food

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My Go To Vegan Restaurant - Edit

This place is fantastic! They have tons of options. You can choose to go standard veggie or try one of the many "meat" and "cheese" options if you want a bit of a change of pace. This is flat out the best vegetarian restaurant in Cincinnati.

Pros: Many choices, Fantastic food!

Cons: Atmosphere is a bit underwhelming

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Very Good Food - Edit

I went to the loving hut once with my friend & a second time with some family members. It's very hard in this area to find a good raw vegan meal. I ordered the zucchini noodles with marinara sauce & it was very good. They had vegan & raw vegan meals so the people I brought with me weren't limited to raw vegan food.
A couple things I would point out is limited seating. It's probably just because it's one of the few vegan restaurants around Cincinnati but we have gone & had to stand while we wait for a table to clear up. They also have odd hours so it's can be hard to plan to make it there.

Pros: Good food, Friendly people, Good variety

Cons: Minimal seating, Store hours

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Tasty and super friendly - Edit

UPDATED REVIEW

After eating there a second time in two days, I'm afraid I have to drop them a star (from five stars to four.)

Two major reasons:

The portions are really paltry on both of the sandwiches I've had. Today I had the CX ("chicken") sandwich, and it was thin. Really thin. (See the image I uploaded.) Two very, very thin slices of grilled "chicken", a single lettuce leaf, one half tomato slice, a couple pickles, and dressing. Yes, it was tasty (largely due to the dressings) but just not justified for a $7 sandwich.

I also ordered a side of the very tasty "Tempeh Salad" starter. It was yummy: I guess sort of a take on tuna salad. At $4, it was actually an okay portion for a side, and it filled out my sandwich nicely. But then it's an $11 sandwich, not a $4 sandwich.

Second major reason for the point deduction: for a place that expressly bills itself about environmental stewardship and respecting the earth (and its animals) it's gross that they serve EVERYTHING with paper products. They have a sign near the LANDFILL cans that proclaims that their plates are compostable, and bowls and cups biodegradable. The latter is a borderline worthless distinction, and doesn't account for the dead trees and water and bleach and environmental justice issues with making paper products. And "compostABLE" is not the same as "compostED". Composting any kind of bulk of this kind of stuff usually requires industrial, super high heat composting (this isn't the cute stainless bucket on your countertop: think bulldozers moving around mountains of compost in a big, stinky compound.)

The remain as nice as can be. Just small portions, and to make it substantial enough to be a filling meal, it stops being "inexpensive."

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ORIGINAL REVIEW
I made it in just ten minutes before closing last night, and they were nice as could be. I got takeout, so no good pictures.

My Seitan Panini (%7) was very tasty and well done, if a little on the thin side. Fortunately I got a side of the Mac & Cheez, which was very well done. A little under-seasoned, but a little salt and hot sauce did the trick. Not exactly health food, but there are plenty of healthier options on the menu.

I'd definitely go back: for all vegan, with fun options, it's at a great price point.

Only real down side is the limited hours:
Tuesday - Friday: 11 AM - 3 PM; 4 PM - 7 PM (Closed from 3 PM - 4 PM)
Saturday: 11 AM - 7 PM
Sunday & Monday: Closed

Pros: tasty, friendly, vegan

Cons: limited hours, small portions, all paper serving products

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My Go-To Place - Edit

Living in a conservative and conventional area like Cincy, I find Loving Hut is a breath of fresh air. I do not know any other vegans in this city, so when I step into LH, I feel accepted.
I love their food, hands down. The price, the variety, the taste, the quality. Period.
I dislike the space- it's either outside on two tables, several window tables (which are often taken), several bar tables (which are awkwardly placed as they are inches from the front desk and entry), and the cavernous, echo-y, dim back area. I leave reeking of fried oil (which I wouldn't mind if I was to go home and do laundry...). The ease of entering/exiting available parking spots is a bit scary as cars block the view, and Montgomery Road is often busy.
I wish the location were closer to where I live (but that's a personal thing). I'd live there if it were the case.
Basically, it comes down to location, space, and quality of space.

I love, love the positive energy and feel.

I had a coworker (vegetarian) tell me that it's too preachy (bookshelf of vegan articles, books, newspapers, magazines, documentaries; wall quotes; posters of celebrity vegans, etc.). I didn't see it that way; because, well, I'M VEGAN! I understand her point of view, though- why preach to the choir? Well, it's their space, and why not? If you are to get the message out about something that you fiercely believe in, why not in your vegan restaurant? *shrug*

Oh, and their restrooms are always clean and smell divine!

In conclusion: if you're vegan and live in Cincinnati- GO. THERE. Furthermore, if you're vegan on a budget (and want to treat yourself)- it's THE best place to go. The national chains of Tex-Mex food (only acceptable vegan fast food places in the tri-state area): Chipotle, Hot Head, and Qdoba- get really old, really fast.

Pros: Cheap, Extensive, crazy delicious menu, Friendly/well-informed staff

Cons: Weird/limited hours, You leave smelling like a fryer, Inadequate space/quality of space

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Vegan Heaven - Edit

Extensive vegan menu that will surely satisfy omnivores too.

Pros: inexpesive, extensive vegan menu, yummy food

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Great place - Edit

I'm a little late with this review, but I definitely remember my visit to Loving Hut. The staff was super friendly and helped me decide what to order. The food was amazing and I'd definitely come back.

Pros: Awesome food, Friendly staff

Cons: Small

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Yum - Edit

So many options, so delicious. Try the salads and the faux meats. I love the "chicken" salad.

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Eat here! - Edit

We went about 45 minutes out of our way to eat here and it was well worth it! It had a great menu and everything tasted great and it was fast service. Nice atmosphere and fairly kid friendly. We have 2 small children and they had a kids menu for them and some puzzles for them to play with while waiting. The most friendly staff ever! If we ever come through the area again we will be stopping.

Pros: Great good, Friendly staff, Kid friendly

Cons: Limited parking

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Fantastic Food!! - Edit

I had the Portabella Panini and my husband had the Quinoa Burger. If you like mushrooms then this sandwich is an obvious choice. The service is wonderful and the menu is varied. It is a rare occurrence to walk into a restaurant and be able to truly be able to order "anything" on the menu. Their lemon cake was also wonderful! I highly recommend this place!!

Pros: Food, service, menu

Cons: hours

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Makes Me Want to Move to Cincinnati - Edit

The Cuisine, the Food, the Tea, the Smoothies, the People, the DESSERTS....m-m-m-m-m - ALL fantastic.

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DELICIOUS - Edit

The Loving Hut offers superb fixes for my three most frequent cravings: vietnamese food, vegan comfort food, and hyper-wholesome vitamin-packed vegetable glory. Their sandwiches (esp. the American panino and reuben) are divinely satisfying in a greasy, grilled way.

Their salads are fresh, local, and organic, and their almond ginger dressing is perhaps my favorite salad dressing anywhere. They offer loads of fake meat, as they aim to convert the masses, but I don't think this is their strength.

Most triumphant are their Vietnamese dishes: minty summer rolls with a creamy peanut sauce, and wildly scrumptious pho soup. I find that the ambiance varies widely from the front to the back of the cafe; the window tables are lovely luminous, and quiet, whereas those behind the counter are too devoid of artificial light for my taste. Anyway, go and enjoy; the food is excellent. p.s. they are constantly treading the path of veg-burger innovation, with great results, like their quinoa burger and their sunshine burger.

Pros: scrumptious, affordable, great variety

Cons: lotsa propaganda on the walls

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Love it - great tasting food & Smoothies!!!!! - Edit

My husband & I are vegan and travel quite a bit so to find this place is truly amazing!! Every time we come to Ohio we HAVE to stop in lol!

The food is extremely tasty the wait time is perfect. You will go home satisfied filled and happy. My meat-eater friends gives it two thumbs up.

Wish it were open Sunday and Monday!!
Updated from previous review on Tuesday November 01, 2011

Pros: Everything is 100% Vegan, Price is good, Clean atmosphere

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