CLOSED: Loving Hut - Spadina Ave

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 19 reviews )



140 Spadina Ave, Ste A101, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5V

Part of international chain of vegan restaurants inspired by the visions of Supreme Master Ching Hai, an advocate for vegetarian living. Serving vegan food, coffee, non-alcoholic beverages, and desserts. See menu with photos on its website. One of 2 Loving Huts in Toronto. DEC 2015 CLOSED - POSSIBLY TO REOPEN IN 2016, LET HAPPYCOW KNOW! Open Mon-Sun 11:30am-9:30pm.

Category: Vegan, Chinese, Organic, Western, Delivery, Take-out, Vietnamese

Reviews (19)

First Review by Ohkamp

Loving Place - Edit

Love these chains! Staff were very friendly and helpful! Food was fresh and tasty and came out really quick! Love how there is brochures, books and stickers all about VEGAN! Spreading the WORD!

Pros: Cheap , Tasty, Lovely Staff

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amazing - Edit

generous portion !! all delicious !! we love it !! 100% vegan

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Nice place! - Edit

I really loved this place when I went to toronto last time. I ordered the sweet and sour spicy strip with a side of rice. It was my first time trying soy curls and the dish was delicious! The prices were reasonable and it had a nice atmosphere. I will definitely come back.

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Very Very Good - Edit

I and a friend went to the Loving Hut and started with the golden platter appetizer. For the most part it was good, but the spring rolls were to die for. Then we got and shared the pineapple fried rice and the Thai Curry. The pineapple fried rice was absolutely amazing, but the thai curry was okay. Then we proceeded to have the vanilla cheesecake, and well my friend liked it better than any other cheesecake they have ever tried, and the vanilla icecream was quite splendid! Overall my friend and I rated it a good 8/10 (the thai curry caused it to be lower than 9 or 10 out of ten)!

Pros: Friendly Staff, Excellent food, wonderful setting

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Amazing! What More Can I Say? - Edit

I eat here as often as I can. Very friendly staff. Great vegan and mostly organic food and clean restaurant. Moderately priced, but just a tad high for someone with my budget to eat here every week. Not many raw options, just a few salads.
Updated from previous review on Sunday October 05, 2014

Pros: moderately priced + mostly organic, very clean and friendly staff, vegan educational materials and books

Cons: could be a little cheaper, They sell non fair trade chocolate cake, Not many raw options

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Decent food - Edit

The food was nice! My friend and I shared the fried wontons, the Thai spicy noodle, shanghai noodle and cherry ice cream for dessert.
The fried wontons were miniature, 6 to share with a sweet and sour dipping sauce. Soup was spicy and delicious, it was huge and could easily fill one person up! Shanghai noodles were also very delicious.
I would recommend more dessert options. Also, I knew that the place was "nut free" to cater to people with nut allergies, I just missed the peanuts a lot in the food :)
It could get a little pricey, but once in a while it's a nice place to eat at! If you're vegan you CANNOT go wrong ordering anything you want :) Guilt free!

Pros: Delicious food, Great service, Vegan!

Cons: No nuts :(, Tad pricey, More dessert options

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Really liked it - Edit

affordable and TONS of options for the gluten free vegan. The actual venue could use some updating!

Pros: Food, Service

Cons: Decor

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amazing! - Edit

Loving hut has all my essentials for a great dining experience. They have friendly staff, great tasting all vegan food, fast service and the prices are more than reasonable. Try the sweet and sour spicy strip!

Pros: great vegan food, fast service, good prices

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Nice and inexpensive - Edit

Loving Hut was one of the first vegan places I went to when I made the change. While I will agree that the food can be on the bland side, I've never been disappointed. Their burgers, BLT and dips are delicious! They offer homemade ketchup too. Not a favourite, but a good place to eat when low on funds :-)

Pros: Excellent price!!, Great location, Good service

Cons: A little bland

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UNspecial special - Edit

Went for the offered special: soup of day + pad thai (total cost incl. tx and tip=16.84$). I opted for the thai soup which was more like a lime soup and the pad thai was the absolute blandest I have ever had. Just a bunch of reddish sticky noodles topped with some watery tasting tofu with less than a handful of very thinly shredded "barely there" cabbage or lettuce (I couldn't tell)... I was hungry so I had a few bites of each but ended up quickly returning my virtually untouched plates. I wasn't offered any kind of compensation for the unsavory dishes and I didn't bother asking for one either since it was/is clear to me that this was a one time bonus from me to them. EXTREMELY DISSAPOINTING. Service was good but obviously the staff is not at all given the empowerment needed to make the necessary judgment calls to turn a bad experience into a forgiven one in order for the dissapointed patron to give them another "loving" chance. [edit by staff]
Updated from previous review on Thursday August 29, 2013

Pros: Nice place, Well located, Nice staff

Cons: Bland, Unempowered staff, Rip-off

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Yum! - Edit

Cute little restaurant, fantastic menu, great food!
See my blog post here:

Pros: all vegan, great food, friendly staff

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Good Bang for Buck - Edit

I always have a huge portion of food when I go here. They probably have the best won ton soup in town. I had their BLT once and it was amazing, best one I have ever had. The staff are very helpful and friendly

Pros: great food, filling

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great food great staff - Edit

As I worked at this place I can say that it is a really dedicated vegan restaurant totally nuts free. I do think that the staff is great and the food is so excellent. I miss it everyday. our chef is a genius.
love to all
Oh and they have Sweet from the earth cake (which is from all I've tasted, the best vegan bakery ever)

Pros: cheap, great food, friendly staff

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Peaceful - Edit

Being almost directly opposite Fresh this place is ideal if Fresh is too full. The food is good and wholesome without being adventureous. The wok prepared vegan food makes for a slightly different oral experience. Kale was wonderful. It is very peaceful and makes a delightful 'sub' for SPadina Fresh. The video of her supreme whatever is mildly amusing but who am I to judge? Good food, good price, and really peaceful 9/10

Pros: wok vegetables, calm, relaxing

Cons: Supreme Highness video, Too close to Fresh

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Try the savoury crisp - Edit

Came here for my birthday shortly after they opened (went to the other location last year for my birthday).

Even better choices here. We had the fried spring rolls, savoury crisp and BBQ Noodle. All were filling and flavourful. The highlight of the evening was the savoury crisp, served with a combination of vegan tartar sauce and what the server called 'middle eastern sauce', which was spicy and robust and unlike anything I've tasted.

This is one place where you keep coming back to try other dishes because they're so diverse.

The only downside to our experience was that the stereo was so distorted and loud. Hope they fixed it.

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loving hut - Edit

I went there to get take out food for me and my partner before getting on the train back home to Montreal. We've been to several Loving Huts before and generally liked their food. This time, however, we were not very impressed: the food tasted rather boring. Especially disappointing were the Fresh Rolls which we used to love. Apparently the Supreme Master has now decided that peanuts are evil, too, and therefore replaced the peanut dipping sauce with something rather bland. Since there are plenty of other options in Toronto we'll probably not go back there.

Pros: all vegan, inexpensive, large selection of dishes

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ok - Edit

The food just didn't impress me. I usually have a hard time choosing a dish because there are so many good options... but this time I had trouble because nothing spoke to me. And then the food was just ok. There's a lot of options in Toronto. It's nice they are totally vegan.

Pros: location, totally vegan, decent prices

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Enjoyable - Edit

I had the Singapore Noodles and my girlfriend had the Eggplant in black bean sauce. The Singapore noodles were nice, in no way oily and a good size. The black bean sauce was very tasty and quite mild compared to other black bean dishes I've tried in the past.

The meal wasn't very expensive and the staff was very friendly.

Plenty of good options on the menu which I'm keen to try in the future.

My only negative comment is the TV in the restaurant would show footage of animal cruelty and factory farming. I'm a big fan of "Behind the Mask" & "Earthlings" but not while I'm eating.

Pros: Price, Service, Options

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