Loving Hut - Norwich

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28 Cattle Market St (at City centre), Norwich, England

Previously named Vegeland, now an official branch of Loving Hut. Part of International chain of vegan restaurants opened by followers of Supreme Master Ching Hai, an advocate for veg living. Open Tue-Sat 12:00pm-4:00pm.

Category: Vegan, American, Chinese, Buffet, Fast food, Take-out

Reviews (30)

First Review by vegeheaven

tasty vegan food - Edit

Lots of fast food options - tofu fish was recommend- also lots of takeaway food ready to eat - all vegan - the staff were great

Pros: tasty vegan food, staff friendly , quick and easy takeaway

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Fantastic vegan food! - Edit

Great place to get a quick vegan lunch. Takeaway or all you can eat with limited seating. Highly recommend!

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Incredible. 10/10. love of my life - Edit

As you can tell from the title of this review, I have so much love for this little place. Always friendly and welcoming, answer any questions and if they're running low on a dish they will not hesitate to cook more for you even if they're about to close. I love how fresh everything is, and that it is so cheap! Only £5.50 for all you can eat!!! I usually go for a medium box and fill it to the top! (only £4).
They also serve 'meal deals' where they make food to order, such as typical traditional foods such as steak/sausage/burgers/fish served with chips, and specials that you'd find in non-vegan chinese take out places, such as chicken balls & sweet and sour sauce, king prawn balls and chicken in black bean sauce.
Very rarely do i find 'fake meats' that i actually like, but the consistency and flavour of the ones used in loving hut are unrecognisable as 'vegan' products. (Sometimes makes you question if its actually fake) - So a great place to take non-vegan friends.
Overall 10/10, lovely staff and the tastiest food. Would recommend to everyone.

Pros: amazing food, lots of variety, lovely staff

Cons: not much room to sit, close at 4

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Excellent takeaway lunch - Edit

Perfect to make work colleagues jealous when you bring back to the office! A great selection of Chinese buffet options - usually a noodle dish, rice dish and a choice of 3 dishes with sauce (satay and sweet & sour are my personal favourites!) The 'meat' used is incredibly authentic and many meat eaters who I have taken here do not believe that it isn't real meat! Great value takeaway lunch for under £5 or can cook other meals to order ('fish' and chips etc). There is also salad available. A great spot for a quick lunch and in close proximity to eat in Castle Meadow gardens on a sunny day.

Pros: Good value, Great choice of vegan options, Delicious food

Cons: Buffet can be slow to replenish at busy times, No seating

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I wish I could go here every day! - Edit

Omg this place. I loved Loving Hut, I came back twice in a weekend when I was staying in Norwich. I love that you can choose what and how much you want and you can just take it and go. A really amazing idea and I wish there was one in Ipswich. I really like how it has so many dishes that you can get in a "normal" Chinese, but they're all vegan friendly. Such a good idea.

Pros: Delicious food, fast and convenient , lots of options

Cons: Would be good if you could eat inside

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Loving Hut Norwich - Edit

Popped in here for lunch but no seats inside, appears to be takeaway only unless you want to stand and eat! Good selection of hot food available, help yourself buffet style. I found the price really reasonable, a good size takeaway container full of food was £4. I'd suggest different containers though. The ones used are more suited to dry food not food in sauces. By the time I got back to my hotel with the box there was a lot of spillage in my bag. It's also only open very limited hours which is a shame. Not as good as other Loving Hut's I've visited.

Pros: All vegan , Very reasonable pricing

Cons: No seats, Very short opening times

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Yum! - Edit

It's always a treat to come here for lunch. So good to know I can eat everything as a vegan. £4 container is more than enough for me and it's all super delicious, particularly enjoy the curries and the satay dishes.

Pros: Cheap, All vegan, Yum

Cons: It isn't in Lowestoft, No seating, Not in the main stretch

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Good value - Edit

Really good value for money. The small box is only £4 box is plenty big enough and all of the dishes were very tasty.

Pros: All vegetarian , Cheap , Filling

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lunch of choice in Norwich - Edit

Try the chicken balls in sweet and sour sauce and the buffet.

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All vegan - Edit

On the road behind the Castle. Takeaway or stand-up eat-in. Buffet offers brown rice, white rice, sautéed peppers, chips (French fries), curry, satay and salad. Vegan mayo available. Menu items are burgers and fish-and-chips, made from frozen patties and breaded nuggets. The Loving Hut burger (not the regular burger) is made with breaded chick’n pieces, a slice of vegan cheese and sautéed mushrooms and onions, making it tasty. With fries and salad from the buffet, the cost is £5.50.
I believe I was told the hours are noon-4, Tues.-Sat.

Pros: all vegan, buffet is homemade, friendly service

Cons: burgers, etc., made from frozen

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closed Sundays/Mondays - Edit

Traipsed over to this to find it closed.

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My first choice for lunch! - Edit

Been eating here since it opened, never had a bad meal but have on occasion found very little choice which I guess is a good thing, it means they're selling out!

You have a choice of noodles, rice, a sweet n sour dish, a curry, usually a slightly hotter curry and numerous other go-withs like prawn (vegan)crackers, veg spring rolls and a salad bar.

They now also offer vegan fish n chips, burgers etc all cooked to order so you'll have to hang around for these options.

Unfortunately the lovey lady who ran the place passed away last year and she was so sweet, I really miss her big smile and uplifting conversation. Things have however carried on as usual and the family are still knocking our great vegan comfort food.

Pros: 100% vegan, Tasty and comforting, Good value

Cons: Not the healthiest vegan food

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cheap vegan Take-away - Edit

Grab a tasty filling take-away boxful of vegan chinese for £4. Think you could eat as much as you like there for about £6 but no seats, you stand at a bar to eat.
Not sure if the wider range of loving hut burgers and so on is available here, but the take-out box from the buffet made a good lunch.

Pros: All Vegan, Cheap

Cons: No Seating

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Delicious food, a warm welcome. - Edit

I visited this loving hut last year and was very impressed. Unlike other restaurant/ cafe format loving huts this one is more of a canteen with a long serving counter down one side and a table in the middle with no seats. It's ideal for a quick and tasty lunch. The staff there are so lovely and welcoming and make you feel comfortable. The food is fantastic and the location is also great right near the centre. The food is cheap too!

Pros: Friendly staff, Delicious food, Great location

Cons: No seats

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Crazy good food!! - Edit

Completely vegan despite the very convincing vegan meats that have you wondering if they're telling the truth! It's the only place I've managed to find that is completely vegan and mind-blowingly delicious! The staff are very friendly and if you have any worries about the food don't hesitate to ask! After reading so many reviews stating how wonderful and realistic their vegan meats were I was a bit worried and so had to quiz them out of curiosity. They were very cool about it and informed me that all of the meats they served was made from soy and marinated to taste like the real thing! Sadly there is no indoor seating but that is what keeps the place so well priced. Would definitely return for the Chinese buffet but have yet to try the vegan fish, burgers and other meals they claim to offer!

Pros: Amazing food (variety & quality), Good pricing (cheap), Prime location (train station near by and outdoor

Cons: No indoor seating

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Some of the best vegan food I've eaten. - Edit

Lovely Asian buffet. Very cheap and easy too. If you want good tasty food for very little money, this is the place to go.
Have been meat eater previously, and used to eat here prior to turning vegan, and still the best chinese/Asian food I have eaten.
Will make you forgot all about meat. Best place!

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Nice food, nowhere to sit. - Edit

Yummy chinese-style vegan takeaway with tasty food and friendly staff. The dishes are not labelled, but the very frienly woman working there was keen to tell us what everything was (and warn us if things were very spicy).
Good value for money (£4 for medium size box of takeaway which was plenty).
The odd religious undertone is a bit off-putting with Supreme-Master TV playing in the background, but no-one tries to convert you.
We took our food and sat in the castle grounds (opposite Loving Hut) as the restaurant only has one table with no chairs and it was a nice sunny day.

Pros: Good value, tasty, good vaiety, , friendly staff, vegan

Cons: Nowhere to sit, religious undertone

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Wonderful staff, lovely takeaway - Edit

Although this is one of the smaller Loving Hut locations without indoor seating, the fare is outstanding. Very popular with the locals, the friendly staff are always cooking up fresh hot 100% vegan food for the mini-buffet and it's excellent value. In addition they offer frozen and refrigerated foods (including Cheezly and Vegusto) and the best vegan cheeseburger anywhere (with complimentary mushrooms, fried onions, and unlimited chips!). When I tried to leave a tip they gave me a vegan candy bar; they're so nice. :) If you're anywhere in the area this is a must-visit.

Pros: value buffet, friendly chefs

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Great stuff - Edit

This place is great. Every single dish is so tasty and they have loads of options to buy from the freezer from vegan cod fillets, to mutton pieces.

For £4 you get a massive takeaway box of great food and you'll never meet a happier more helpful owner.

Pros: Great food, Friendly staff

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Love the Hut - Edit

For hard-core vegans, The Loving Hut may be an entirely new experience. We've never eaten in Chinese restaurants and most take away places are off the menu too. So the deep-fried emphasis is new to us. On our first visit we weren't sure, but I've been back a few times now and feel I've got tuned in. The food is fresh and tasty and deep fried and very good value. Still not sure about TVP meaty things, so I avoid the obvious alternative meat substitutes. I'm told The Hut is perfect if you're nursing a hang-over food, which I can believe. The staff are friendly and helpful and it's great to have The Hut on the list of options for lunch in Norwich. Also, I saw Benjamin Zephaniah in there. What more can I say?

Pros: Fresh, Cheap, Very different vegan fare

Cons: Lots of fried stuff, Lots of TVP meat, Nowhere to sit inside

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super cheap, super friendly secret veggie haven - Edit

fantastic selection of chinese buffet food, 2 size take away containers or £3.99 plate to eat in with free refills. this is superb food + superb value. also the lady behind the counter when we went in is so friendly + enthuiastic, it's nice to be greeted with a smile! highly,highly recommended, go + enjoy.

Pros: great food , great value, lovely people

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Amazing - Edit

This place is so good - the food is really nice and really cheap. A large takeaway tray is £3.50. I think you can refill this for an extra couple of quid.
It is open on saturdays now too!
Only problem is no seats, which is fine in summer when you can go to castle gardens across the road, but not good when its raining! But its a small place and there's not much they can do about that. Really nice people. I hope they'll do well out of this cos they deserve it!

Pros: Lush food, Cheap, Friendly

Cons: Shuts at 5pm, Nowhere to sit

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A little gem - Edit

I have to confirm all that has been said. Great food and excellent value but not always easy to eat in.

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Loving loving hut! - Edit

I just visited this place for the first time in June 2010 and thought it was wonderful. Staff were so helpful and friendly. Everything is vegan, pasta, rice, curries and sweets. There are similar places to this in London and we are lucky to have on here. Do please support it! It is excellent value for money and you can choose just exactly what and how much you want. They also have a good selection of frozen foods. The only down sides can be parking for a takeway (there is a multi storey opposite though) and I wish they had somewhere more comfortable for you to sit and eat as it's really a take out. I hope you love it as much as i do!

Pros: Best choice of this type of food locally, Value, Just fabulous

Cons: Parking outside, Better seating

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A Hidden Treasure! - Edit

Fantastic little place that's 100% vegan with an incredible variety of frozen food I've never found anywhere else - vegan cod, vegan eel, vegan goose to name a few! Lunch buffet is delicious, really tasty and colourful chinese sweet and sour, thai curries, noodle dishes, salads (as well as a few things like chips and hot dogs) and mini cupcakes. Super cheap prices. They even have vegan prawn crackers - amazing! Run by really nice people too, the lady is a talented chef - she even makes deliciously fluffy savoury dumplings. definitely check it out if you are in Norwich!

Pros: Large portions, lovely family staff, divine food

Cons: not open evenings or weekends

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Thanks to all friends Loving Hut - Edit

Many thanks, I really love all your foods and the food taste is very great. You've developed very much with defferent foods since I first came here.
Very please from Be Cheer!....

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Loving Hut is Awesome! - Edit

Awesome Veg / Vegan eating place!!
The food is wonderful and tasty and you won't find a better Veg takeaway in Norwich!
What's more you can have a massive portion for only £3.
I go there every week with my friends.
Nice owners too!

Try it....you will like it!

Pros: Wonderful food!!, Tasty!!!, Cheap!!!

Cons: None

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