Loving Hut

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2101 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, Florida, USA, 32803

Part of international chain of vegan restaurants opened by followers of Supreme Master Ching Hai, an advocate for veg living. Each location is individual family owned and operated. Serving all vegan food, coffee, non-alcoholic beverages, and vegan dessert. Conducts free vegan cooking classes. Open Mon 11:00am-3:00pm, 5:00pm-9:00pm, Wed-Sat 11:00am-3:00pm, 5:00pm-9:00pm, Sun 3:00pm-9:00pm.

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

61 Reviews

First Review by Radient Love

love love love - Edit

Great food and atmosphere!!!

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still yummy!!! - Edit

I love that this is a completely vegan restaurant. It's not often that I have so many choices to pick from. It's still as delicious as it was years ago. I love stopping here when I'm in Orlando. It's a really easy drive from the airport. Please note that they don't do the buffet on Sunday anymore, but you can order off the amazing menu like all the other days.

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best pho! - Edit

I usually order the food through Bite Squad, since we are a one car family. I've had the fried tofu, the spring rolls, the pho, and the lemongrass noodles. Omg. Everything is absolutely unbelievable. I am obsessed. I find myself craving it all the time. My omni boyfriend was also in love with ALL OF IT. So amazing to order Asian food without worrying about cross contamination. Tried the cheesecake for dessert, only thing I wasn't impressed with.

Pros: All vegan! Best pho in town! 🍜 Can also get delive

Cons: Wasn't impressed with dessert options.

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I missed Loving Hut! - Edit

I must admit, although Loving Hut has some really great dishes, they also have others that are quite the opposite. I visited the Orlando location while on my honeymoon last year- we made a special detour just to get some lunch there right after we landed and picked up our rental car. The closest Loving Hut in Matawan, NJ had been shut down and replaced by a Philadelphia based vegan restaurant, plus I had been curious to try the different things on the Orlando menu.

I had the sushi delight to start, followed by the Loving Hut steak. It was not the tastiest version of "steak" I've ever tried but it was delicious for Loving Hut standards. Definitely in the winner column. I actually regret not making one more trip there before heading back home.

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Great Asian/American food! - Edit

Loving hut is definitely a fav. From their smoothies, to their salads to their combos everything is so good! My favorites are Combo 3, Avocado Salad, Coconut delight smoothie and summer rolls. Their Loving Burger is pretty good too. Good variety, everything is vegan :).

Cons: can be alil oily/fried sometimes

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eating here since 2007! - Edit

Love this place! Every time I visit Orlando I come here.

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Loving Hut - Edit

The food is good at Loving Hut, Orlando..BUT...they stopped doing Buffet two years ago.

Pros: Food was excellent

Cons: No matter wNo matter what the advertising here say

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great place - Edit

I'm so happy to have found this place! I love Asian food and I'm just glad to have a new place that is 100% vegan and not have to worry about anything! I got bun hue which is a spicy noodle soup, it's pretty spicy. So if you like a level 4 out of 5 I would get it. Overall the service is great and the place is pretty easy to find.

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Overall super yummy! - Edit

My husband and I stopped by here because we had just flown in and had to drive all the way to Sebring Florida. So we grabbed a dinner since it is nice to have an all vegan menu. We had a hard time picking the food since there were so many different dishes. We started with the Happy Half Moon wontons, which I would say were the best wontons I had in a very long time (vegan or otherwise)

For the main dishes we got the King Spice Cha Cha and Lemongrass Noodles. We loved both dishes and we stuffed by the end of the dinner. We also grabbed the avocado shake and rose cappuccino. I found the avocado shake a little light on flavor, and the rose cappuccino was a little too sweet. But overall everything we yummy.

I would love to come back. The service was slow but our server was super sweet and loved talking to the customers.

Pros: Great food, Excellent servers

Cons: Slow service, Annoying Ching Hai videos playing

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Good Asian cuisine. - Edit

I didn't really like what I ordered, but loved what my boyfriend got! We enjoyed the meal but aren't in a super rush to go back. Place is clean and staff is friendly.

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Great place! - Edit

The food was very tasty and filling. Service was good. Don't miss the shakes, they are excellent.

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Great service, amazing variety of Vegan dishes! - Edit

The service is really excellent, the food very good and the variety of Vegan dishes is outstanding. Very recommended restaurant.

Pros: Huge variety of Vegan dishes (the place is 100% Ve, The service is excellent and very caring, Inexpensive

Cons: Too many options in the menu, it's really hard to

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my least favorite vegan place - Edit

I was very excited to try this place but literally everything I tried was dripping in grease and not even tasty. Highly disappointed and feeling sick now!

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Disappointed - Edit

Two years ago I had a great experience with them.It turned to a totally disappointment when I went back last month.The menu has been changed. The pho came out super fast with a layer of oil on top, very greasy( by deep fried onion in it). Summer rolls were cold and not fresh made; Dumplings were warmed up unevenly with some tough edge(probably by using a microwave).Asked green tea but came out with a thick mocha powder drink, water was too hot and super bitter! I ended up walking out with a half full stomach.

Pros: Very friendly staff with pretty smile, Easy parking

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service - Edit

The food was good yesterday, but service was extremely slow! I would expect that if they were busy, but they weren't. Also, I constantly heard the microwave dinging! Was there any true cooking going on?

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Love this place! - Edit

I've been to lots of different Loving Huts, and I just LOVE them! And I love that there is one in Orlando, since I live here :) They've got a great selection and really yummy desserts. It's nice to be able to order anything from the menu and not worry if it's vegan or not.

Pros: Great food, Friendly service

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Excellent! - Edit

When we saw it from the outside we thought it looked small and it would not have many choices, but we were so wrong!

The menu is extensive and everything we ordered was amazing! I had the chocolate cake for dessert, it came with some ice-cream and it was delicious.

Everything was great, service was nice and timely, and the place was clean. We will definitely go again.

Pros: many choices, good food, good service

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Tasty Asian grub - Edit

Loving Huts can be rather hit or miss, so it's always an adventure to try one that's new to us. The emphasis on fake meats make it something the Omnivore likes, so we popped in on our way back from failing to see a rocket launch.

The service was a bit odd. We were quickly seated, but then left to study the menu for a little too long. I was the more hungry, so we shared a big platter of starters, and I had a bowl of spicy soup in addition.

The starters were your standard battered and deep-fried fare. Not at all good for you, but very satisfying. The Omnivore pronounced themselves pleased, despite the green beans (which I ate). The soup was fabulous, deep rich and spicy, most closely resembling the vegan Assam Fish I had in Kuala Lumpur last year. And the bowl was deceptive. I couldn't finish it because there was so much. I'd say this is one of the good Loving Huts in terms of the food.

As we were paying and preparing to leave, the waiter felt it important to tell us that MH370 had been taken by the people who live inside the hollow earth and that no-one had died.

Pros: tasty food, huge portions

Cons: interesting service

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delicous - Edit

First vegan restaurant I've ever been to and I was very impressed! Their food is so delicious and the staff is so friendly there!

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Best Loving Hut - Edit

I've been to 4 or 5 different Loving Huts and this is my favorite! Great food, and amazing vegan cheesecake!

Pros: taste, price, friendly staff

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Love It - Edit

We have eaten at Loving Hut several times, mostly at the Sunday Buffet. It is a great deal and delicious food. Service can be an issue but understandable with the small staff and often jammed tables. Prices are reasonable and the food delicious.

Pros: Great Buffet, Delicious Vegan Selection, Nice Variety

Cons: Table service is often slow

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I'd Really Like To Give A 3.5 - Edit

The food was tasty. My vegan family of 4 was satisfied for the most part (my non-picky kids weren't too fond of the sauce that the tofu was cooked in).

We all ordered different combos and while they were tasty, they were small for the price. My husband was still hungry after finishing off his meal. I was satisfied but still feel as though the price is a bit steep. My youngest son, who is a light eater, only had a little bit of leftovers.

Despite all of that, I can see us visiting them again. I REALLY liked their summer rolls and sauce for dipping! Plus the service was quick and friendly. The restaurant was neat and clean.

Oh and the program playing on TV that people keep mentioning wasn't in while we were there. Don't let that hold you back anyway. It's worth trying at least once.
Updated from previous review on Thursday August 01, 2013

Pros: Friendly, All Vegan, Easy Parking

Cons: Spendy

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Loving Hut in Norcross, GA is MUCH better - Edit

My husband couldn't wait to eat here while we were recently on vacation. Why? Because we love the food at Loving Hut in Norcross, GA. The building is just okay. The inside is just okay. The service is GREAT. The food is just okay to not very tasty. I love the summer rolls in Norcross, but didn't like them here. I love the fried rice in Norcross, but found the yellow fried rice sticky, over cooked and not very tasty at all. The springs rolls were just okay. My husband said the veggie burger can't tough the one in Norcross which is his favorite. So overall my family would not return to this place unless we didn't have any other options. At least it is vegan should be the best part of eating here, but it is. My group ordered a total of 4 smoothies which they said were GREAT.

Pros: Fast Service/Accurate Service, Friendly Service, Tasty fruit smoothies

Cons: Nothing special about the food, Some foods over cooked, Leftovers of this won't be good

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you have to be in the right mood - Edit

What do I mean by the "right mood?" Well, let's address the elephant in the room, shall we? The Loving Hut is owned and operated by a religion headed up by the Supreme Master, which is totally fine by me. You'll see the TV's on the wall with scrolling subtitles in various languages translating the Supreme Master's message to her followers worldwide. There's also information available on the Supreme Master, etc. That said, it's a pretty good restaurant if ambiance isn't your thing...you'll just have to deal with all of that going on in the background. Probably not the place for a business meeting. I'm a vegan who doesn't mind mock meat, so Loving Hut presents no salient concerns for me. I know some don't particularly like it, so that limits your options slightly. I consider Loving Hut to be an experience, if nothing more. The staff is pretty friendly and the service is quite fast. I never figured out whether you order at the table or at the register, though. It varies.
Updated from previous review on Friday April 26, 2013

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Blech! - Edit

Tried to like this place, ate there several times. Last time decided never to try again. The people are very nice but slow service and food is revolting and has an old oil taste. Very greasy and food tastes like old very processed food. Every dish they make is bizarre too, like it doesn't make sense to combine the things either, a mish mash of sorts.

Cons: gross greasy food, slow service

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Delicious food - Edit

I love the food here. The Combo #2 is my favorite (spring roll, summer roll, BBQ, and golden rice -- all excellent). The Orange Yogi rice is deliciously sweet, a little spicy, and has a really unique chikun product in it. The Golden Tofu appetizer is deep-fried squares of fluffy tofu goodness (I can't ever go without ordering it).

Yes, the service is bad. I think they mean well; they're just not professional servers. It can be slow, stuff can come out for one person at a time, etc. If you ask for something modified you have a 50/50 chance of it not coming out the way your ordered (don't know if it's the servers or the kitchen). I fix that by only ordering stuff that I'll take as-is. Since I like enough items as-is, it's a fine compromise for me. They are always very friendly, so I don't hold it against them. Like I said, I think they mean well.

They're 100% vegan and the food is tasty, so they stay on my short list.

Pros: all vegan menu, variety of fake meats, great value

Cons: service

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Good Food, Very Poor Customer Service - Edit

I have been a very frequent patron for 5 years bring in friends and family and meet-ups, but no more after yesterday. This is not the first time I have had problems there and although the food is delicious, the service has often been poor. Perhaps cultural differences are part of the blame, but rudeness is rudeness in any culture and the waitress yesterday was simply rude.
I ordered a cappuccino at the counter, paid $4 including tip and sat down to wait for a friend to join me for the buffet. The waitress did not start to make my drink and went on to do other things. After several minutes, I asked another waitress to check on my drink and put it in a take-out cup (so it would stay warm). I still did not get my drink. Twenty minutes passed and the place was getting busy and then the waitress came up to me and, as I again inquired about my drink, she very loudly told me that I had to get up and move because she wanted to give my table to other people. I have never been so embarrassed as to have all these people look at me while I was being kicked out of my chair! At that point, I went up to get my money back and they made me a quick cup of coffee that was not like the ones I usually get, and was cold.
As often as I dine there and frequently order the same thing, I still have to ask 2 - 3 times for spices and condiments I requested when I ordered. The food is brought out one person at a time and sometimes the wait is excessively lengthy, even in slow times.
When it is busy, I have always shared my table with others because the place is small.
Loving Hut does not have the right to kick paying people out of their seats.
If Loving Hut cannot accommodate the busy times with good customer service, then they should not offer a buffet.
If they are unable to make a cappuccino within a few minutes of request, then don't offer to sell it.
It is not acceptable business to treat current customers poorly and make their experience unpleasant because they are in a hurry to serve other people.
Staff should be trained on etiquette and compassion like their spiritual leader, Supreme Master Ching Hai teaches.
I am sad to say that I am going to have to find somewhere else to eat vegan for awhile, maybe for good. I was very embarrassed yesterday. I am also quite disappointed because I like the food and the atmosphere, just not the service.

Pros: Delicious Food, Clean, Quite on off hours

Cons: Poor service, Rudeness, Cannot accomodate Buffet

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