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Vancouver's Loving Hut serves up delectable green cuisine

Located at 546 West Broadway at Cambie

The Loving Hut is a groovy little joint to share a either a big slow meal, or quick little bite.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Mother Earth Day, I went with my sis and pop to The Loving Hut on West Broadway, one of the newest vegan restaurants in Vancouver.  Though it's an international franchise, Vancouver's Loving Hut is only the second of its kind in Canada (the first is in Toronto). 

The Loving Hut did not look quite like the bohemian, coconut-filled, thatch-roofed paradise that I had expected from its name. But what it lacked in interior décor, it made up for in deliciously filling all-vegan food, economical prices, and very friendly atmosphere. I was especially fond of their Wall of Fame, where they hung photos of everyone’s favourite famous vegetarians - Albert Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci, Ghandi, and Thomas Edison, as well as famous Canadian vegetarians like Sarah McLachlan, K-OS, Bryan Adams, Shania Twain, Alanis Morissette and Brendan Brazier.

We ordered the nachos to share, followed by an asparagus soup (soup-of-the-day), Ocean Love pizza slice, Loving Hut pizza slice, Happy Spicy pizza slice, as well as a Rainbow Salad. The nachos and the Ocean Love pizza were my favourite menu items. They were cheesy and flavourful and filling. Even the sour cream and pizza dips were soooo good! I think my carnivorous sister and dad were a little stunned by just how delicious  vegan food could be - everything we ate was totally tasty! Bonus points for serving fairly traded coffees and teas with organic soy milk.

Here is a run-down of prices. What we ordered was more than enough food for three hungry people:

Nachos (small) - $6.75
Aparagus Soup (small) - $2.25
Ocean Love pizza slice - $4.25
Loving Hut pizza slice -$4.25
Happy Spicy pizza slice - $4.25
Rainbow Salad (large) - $6.75
2 Beck's Non-Alcoholic Beer - $6.00 (for two)
Flower Tea - $2.25

Total: $36.75

I give the Loving Hut two thumbs up for edibility, ethics, easy-going-ness and economical-ness. So did the omnivores that went with me.

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