Loving Hut - Westfield Mall Food Emporium

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    ( 59 reviews )
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845 Market St (at Westfield Mall), San Francisco, California, USA, 94103

Chain of vegan restaurants inspired by Supreme Master Ching Hai, an advocate for veg living. Offers various appetizers and noodle dishes plus salads, sandwiches, and buffet combos. Each location is individually operated. This outlet is downstairs in the mall food court. Open Mon-Sat 10:00am-8:30pm, Sun 10:00am-7:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, American, Fast food, Take-out, Asian, Vietnamese

59 Reviews

First Review by SynthVegan

Just if you're around - Edit

The Cheese cake is good! Eat here if you're around, nothing special at all.
It is fast food in Asian style, a little greasy sy and very spicy. Located in the food hall inside Bloomingdale's Building. It's nice to have a perfectly vegan place, but the food is very mediocre.

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meh - Edit

Decent enough if you are in the area and need something quick but not a destination for eating.
The inner Sunset location is much better with a larger menu and also better portions (I hate when I'm still hungry after eating)

Pros: location , quick

Cons: limited menu , small portions , a little expensive for what you get

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Fast decent vegan food in the mall - Edit

I love the fact that this is in the shopping mall. For what it is – vegan food in a shopping mall food court- - it's really great and that's why I'm giving it four stars. I will come back.

Pros: Fast, All vegan all the time, less busy then many of the other restaurants becau

Cons: A little saucy, Perhaps on the mediocre side of the complete vegan, Paper plates

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my mall go-to - Edit

It's just so nice to have a vegan outlet in a mall food court. How rare is that? The food isn't amazing, but good enough. I always eat here when shopping.

Pros: inexpensive, good menu

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Average :) - Edit

I visited it 23rd of August and it was like average asian influenced vegan foodie. Service was okay, but I decided to take combo (that includes 2 sauces/dishes from the hot buffee and rice), but the waitress did not give me rice, that was funny, then I asked for rice and she gave me :D
So be aware of that!

Food tasted normal, I cant say there was much excitement, but I did not try anything from the menu, just did not appeal to me, but im a vegan chef too, so its okay :)

Pros: quick

Cons: Dont take the combo dishes, may not be so good :D

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Delicious!! - Edit

Came by here for a quick bite to eat before heading off to the airport and was amazed at how tasty the food was! I just ordered the loving hut sandwich and I'd have to say, that was one of the best vegan sandwiches I've ever tasted! Just wished it was a little bigger hahaha. I would totally order it again and maybe try some of the Asian-style dishes next time! I also love the fact that they have so many different dishes to choose from. Each time you visit, you could try something new!

Pros: Vegan, Fast Service, Nice Workers

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Quick and delicious! - Edit

The Loving Hut is fast, convenient, yummy, and filling. The food selection is excellent, and the pricing is pretty reasonable. Great for a quick and tasty bite!

Pros: Convenient location, excellent food, quick service, & generous portions

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❤️ing hut - Edit

I like the chow mein, sweet/sour tofu curry potato pre-made items. The pho is really good!

I did notice once that they had Nutella in their display case by their desserts. It was a huge restaurant size jar. (Nutella has dairy) They are a vegan restaurant so idk why that was there?

A small thing, when the pre-made items have been out for a while it is not as enjoyable. This has happened to me a few times where it just didn't taste as good and wasn't consistent. However I would imagine that is true for any place that serves things cooked and left under heating units. Plus I imagine that depending on the crowd in the mall, the trays of food may not have as high of a turn over since not everyone prefers a vegan place.

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Big Portions, love it - Edit

Great and filling meal. Accidentally ordered extra Golden rolls not knowing more came with the main meal.

No complaints, fast and easy food that was very tasty and not super oily.

Pros: Fast, Large Portions

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quick and healthy - Edit

Spring rolls were fresh, generous amount of peanut sauce. Special treat the jasmine tea with soy milk is delightful combo.

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Good cheap eats - Edit

Tasty vegan pho. Authentic and fresh.

Pros: tasty

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Good on the go option - Edit

Wandered in here the other day famished, and ordered the philly sandwich and a smoothie. The sandwich was nothing particularly special, and the prices seemed a bit high ($10 for a sandwich?). Was definitely filling, but I think next time I'll try the rotating entrees instead.

Pros: Fast, Convenient

Cons: So-so food, Expensive

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good stuff - Edit

really good all around! i had the fried rice, basil mushrooms, and sweet potato curry (and also a slice of mint cheesecake.) everything was delicious, especially the cheesecake! my boyfriend (who is only kind of vegan) tried it and like it too.

Pros: flavorful , delicious

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Vegan Food at the Mall! - Edit

I had been running around the SFO area all day with only garlic fries and a pink drink to sustain me. Famished, I opened my Yelp app and my vegan filter showed me that this Loving Hut was only steps away. Yay! We entered the mall and found the Loving Hut in the second food court area. It's a shopping mall, so the set up was very different from what I'm accustomed.

Immediately noticeable is the buffet-style set up (similar to Panda Express) showing most of their available items. There was mostly tofu, which I try to avoid, so I was initially disappointed. Then I noticed the menu board above; it was still very limited (compared to the LH restaurants) but there were soy protein options, which I prefer over tofu.

I ordered the Queen Sandwich -$9.50. It came with soy protein, marinated in a caramelized sauce, vegan mayo and lettuce (I omitted the cucumbers and tomatoes). It also came with small salad mix. It was tasty and filling.

They had a tempting dessert case, which included 3 different cheesecakes. Unfortunately, I didn't get to try any this time... Maybe next time.

It's exciting to know that there is a LH in a shopping mall food court, and I can only hope that instead of being a rarity, this will become the norm.

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very good. - Edit

Very good sandwiches! I found it very filling but I am British so maybe used to smaller sizes? My boyfriend said it was a small portion but we werw both full after the mwal. The side salad was amazing and so was the cake.

Pros: all vegan.

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Reliable quality - Edit

I had a great sandwich here and was able to sit at the table using the internet for ages.

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Downtown SF Quick Vegan Eats - Edit

If you're anywhere near the mall, hit this place up! It's a go to for me whenever I finish a run- yes the mall is usually crowded but if you're looking for all vegan eats that are quick- this is your place. Sure it may be pricey, but no animals were harm & you are in the heart of SF. I highly recommend their avocado smoothie- yummy! And major shout out to the large portions of the combo plate- I think I'll be satisfied until tomorrow at lunch.

Pros: ALL vegan menu! , friendly staff , avocado smoothie!!!!

Cons: sadly- it is in a food court surrounded by murder, may be busy due to mall location

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Restaurant prices for fast food - Edit

Limp salad, small portion. If you want to pay 10-15 bucks and still feel hungry, this place is for you.

Pros: Tastes pretty good, Convenient

Cons: Pricey, Small portion, Better food is available cheaper nearby

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Convenient vegan food - Edit

Great takeaway food!

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vegan mall food - Edit

I have been to several Loving Huts around Europe. They've varied in quality (from excellent to pretty good), but this one is nothing like the other ones I've gone to. Another review said, "like Panda Express, but vegan." That's a good summary. The food is quite greasy- sort of the quality you would expect in a mall food court. I ordered a "choose three" platter from the buffet, so maybe their other items are fresher/ better. The seating and ambiance gave me flashbacks to my days as a teenage mall rat.

I definitely wouldn't go out of the way to eat here, but if you're in the mall it's very convenient. If you're craving greasy vegan fast food / good-bad Chinese food this is a good stop.

Pros: All vegan, Good value

Cons: Mall basement, Greasy food

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Decent quick meals - Edit

I go the vegan pho from here. Was not bad - quick and nutritious but was a little oily. Filling and generous serving - came to around $10

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Thai inspired vegan food court option - Edit

quick and easy option for a vegan snack of lunch. located on lower level of Westfield in emporium food court. has cold drinks, salads, sanwhiches, soups and a hot bain Marie of Thai style fried dishes with lots of mock meats. my $9.50 Philly sandwich was tasty but not the most amazing vegan thing I've ever had. it filled the gap and was nice to talk some Thai to the staff. no coffee as the listing suggests.

Pros: all veganfasteasy

Cons: nothing new or too specialShopping Centre location

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amazing!! - Edit

I got the philly sandwich and I swear if I gave it to a meat eater they would think it's really meat and cheese! My fiancé got amazing food from the customize your plate area too ❤️

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Vegan fastfood in a mall - Edit

Coming from a city with near zero Vegan options, I was just ecstatic to find a Vegan fast food store inside a shopping mall of all places. Their sandwiches taste excellent but air a little on the small side

Pros: Everything is vegan

Cons: Sandwiches are on the smaller side for the price

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Plant-based menu adapted to local foods and tastes - Edit

I wasn’t bowled over by the appearance of their food in the Westfield, but I tried the sweet potato curry and it was most excellent! I like pumpkin curry but have never come across a sweet potato version and have to say it was at least as good as any pumpkin curry I’ve ever had. Lots of perfectly cooked sweet potato, tofu and veggies in a well-balanced curry sauce and some fresh rice on the side. Their vegan cakes looked good, but the only other thing I had was their sweetened hibiscus tea, which not too sweet and made a nice change. Service was quite friendly too and the curry + rice was reasonably priced at $8.50.

So, 4/5 stars for quality and value, and I’m also giving the Loving Hut 5/5 green stars for social and environmental impact. First, obviously, a plant-based diet is clearly better than a meat-heavy diet for the planet on several fronts: better use of land for feeding the population, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, avoids the animal cruelty that comes with the intensive meat industry, and is better for human health. Second, I really like their business model: each restaurant is independently-owned and comes up with its own menu. For a chain restaurant with over 200 locations worldwide (about 40 in the U.S., four in the Bay Area) it’s a great idea to not replicate the same menu in every restaurant. Each restaurant can come up with their own menu depending on what’s available locally, and can also suit local dietary trends and needs. The idea of walking into a chain restaurant that has thousands of locations worldwide and knowing that they churn out these identical meals in huge facilities (and then waste energy shipping them all over the country/world) is really a repulsive concept. Finally, if you’re vegan or vegetarian, it’s nice to know that you can order anything on the menu without having to ask the staff for a history of the dish.

Pros: Delicious curry, Good for a quick meal, Entirely plant-based

Cons: Not fancy, Food Court can be a noisy/busy

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Asian food I can eat! - Edit

Loved this place! Usually I don't eat Asian dishes because of a sesame allergy! I had marinated tofu and eggplant with rice... Delicious and filling... Very huge portions ... You will not go away hungry :-)

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Solid - Edit

Cheap, filling and relatively healthy. I had the spicy noodle soup and it was delightful - lots of beansprouts, noddles and herbs. A little light on the fake meats but with an adequate amount of tofu. Sadly not particularly spicy, but I have a pretty deep desire for tear-inducing heat in my soups. Getting a good, filling meal for $10 in downtown SF is an achievement in and of itself

Pros: Cheap!, Filling, good portions.

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