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Loving Hut, Richmond

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by Aloo (subscribe)
Melbourne has so much to offer. I love experiencing new places and events and sharing them with you. I have an interest in gluten free, vegan and vegetarian diets so I will let you know if you these can be catered for in my reviews.
Published February 17th 2013
Give yourself some love


Loving Hut is all about love. Love of the earth, peace and prosperity. Love of self and health. Love of local produce, tradition and talent. And of course, love and care of food.

So it is no wonder that you feel the love when you enter. It has a calm ambience. The staff have a gentle nature and nothing is too much trouble. The outside world seems far away as you sit inside and look out into Victoria Street.

Interior of Loving Hut


The menu is vast. For those who are vegetarian or vegan, you can choose anything. That in itself is a bit overwhelming when you are used to having one or two options. Everything is vegan. Dishes are Asian style, such as noodles, laksa, dumplings, rice and so on. Gluten free, nut free, raw foods, foods without garlic and onion are all labelled on the menu also. 'MM' indicates mock meat, so if you don't like it, let them know and they can remove it if you prefer. The menu is available online, and you can make bookings and order through the website also. I notice they do catering too, for which you can make an enquiry here.



We ordered dumplings to start with - both steamed and fried. They were made fresh, and we were advised there was at least a 15 minute wait. They were lovely and worth the wait.

Fried dumplings


Steamed dumplings


For the main we had eggplant and tofu stir-fried in a rich fragrant basil sauce with red capsicum. It was a 'loving hut taste sensation' as promised on the menu. Full flavoured and rich.



We also had flat rice noodles with fresh vegetables and tofu. What I loved about this dish is it tasted different, it had its own unique seasoning that was refreshing.

noodles
Malaysian Char Kway Teow


The serving sizes are good and the prices range but are on the cheaper side of average. True value for money. We were tempted by the dessert specials which included vegan strawberry cheesecake, but we were far too full to do it justice. We promised ourselves we'd be back to give that a go.

Front of Loving Hut
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Why? Fresh food made with love
When: Open every day, 11:30am to late for dinning
Phone: (03) 9427 8916
Where: Shop 10, 242 Victoria St, Richmond
Cost: Entrees from $4, quick meals from $10, other mains up to $18.
Your Comment
I've been - and I love Loving Hut. It was a great education that demystifies all the fear surrounding vegan food. It was divine. To those people who balk at eating vegan, or vegetarian food for that matter, please know that many of the meals you currently eat are probably vegetarian or vegan. I'm a meat eater, but I don't have meat in every meal. If you don't either, you'd be eating vegetarian at the very least - and often vegan. You're simply not giving it the began title. Go on. Give it a go.
by Julia Hebaiter (aka Julia Svoice) (score: 2|557) 2431 days ago
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