A Meat Lover's Journey to the Loving Hut, a Vegan Buffet in Addison

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Follow Cheap Bastard as she scours the city, looking for a good -- or at least non-lethal -- lunch for less than 10 bucks.

Loving Hut offers a $9 vegan buffet in Addison. So, while it is cheap, right off the bat it's most of my least favorite things. First, it's vegan, which I'm pretty sure means there won't be any edible meats here. I don't hate eating vegetables. Vegetables and I go way back. But I admit that if you handed me a regular salad and instead of calling it a regular salad, you were all, "Here's a vegan salad," I'd probably be markedly disappointed. There's just something about adding the word "vegan" to things makes them seem like less fun. Just create two invites on Facebook named "Orgy" and "Vegan Orgy" and see which one attracts more attendees.

Second, it's a buffet, which means lots of people have poked my food with their germ-ass forks before I get to eat it.

Third, it's in Addison. I make exactly the same face of disappointment when you say "vegan" as I do when you say "Addison." If I had to choose between being vegan for a year and living in Addison for a year, though, I would definitely live in Addison. So that's where the line is. Good talk.

I digress. I had to know if handjobs were happening in Loving Hut, based on the place's name alone. I had to go. I couldn't not know.

Inside Loving Hut, it smells more like a spa than a restaurant, and they're even playing that rad-ass-flutes-and-birds-and-shit-I'm-fuckin'-trekking-through-the-mountains-spa-time music. My favorite framed-poster here says, "They are intelligent. They are brave. They are famous. They are beautiful. They are athletic. They are vegan," and includes hot photos of Einstein and Elijah Wood.

The lady next to me looks super tired and sad as if she might start crying into the watermelon chunks. I think about trying to convert her to meat eating, but then realize that would be a total dick move. Mostly because I don't have a pamphlet. Everyone knows that if you're gonna convert someone, you must have a pamphlet.

I load my plate up with the "House Balls" (fried balls of soy -- not the worst) because it is the only obvious option. Fact: If you find yourself in a loving hut, it's your job to eat balls. If you order from the menu, you also have the option of getting the Spicy Cha Cha (which I would assume is the direct result of hanging out with the House Balls).

This won't be the best vegetarian cuisine you've ever experienced. There was one green salad on the entire vegan buffet. But, you should definitely go here, order a water, and stare at every single damned thing in this place. "Are they playing a flute version of Kenny G's Songbird? YES YES THEY ARE!"

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14 comments
Jalapeno
Jalapeno

So this article is really about the author being butthurt over the fact that there is a vegan restaurant?
Only one out of the eight paragraphs had anything to do with the food. The rest were just "boohoo vegans have a strong community so I have to hate them to feel cool." I mean, damn, you know you're grasping at straws when you insult the town you're in before critiquing the food. I'll just assume all that cholesterol is blocking blood flow to your brain.

mirrordice
mirrordice

if you could actually review the place instead of bunch of add hominems or address the atrocities of the meat industry that would be great( you know it is called insight and perspective which you have none) i guess it is a stretch for someone who can`t even go one meal without slaughtered cows, pigs or chickens after they were prepacked for your carnivore instinct, you know without bones, skins, organs, and all that icky things, forget about dogs or cats that is just wrong


And i would rather attend vegan orgy instead of slaughterhouse orgy

LauraEyring
LauraEyring

My God. This is the most original review ever. You managed to 1) Bash on vegan food because it's "vegan" 2) That's pretty much it. Get a new schtick, this one is old and beaten to death like the animals you enjoy eating (not to mention unbearably unoriginal)

ooozooo
ooozooo

How about I post actual items that can be found here....Spinach/Leafy greens with a lime cilantro dressing.   Regular items include: potato cabbage casserole that which has a curry like sauce to it, soy meatless balls covered in a sweet type of teriyaki sauce, non-greasy fried rice, yellow stringy noodles, rice noodles, broccoli casserole of some sort, vegetable tempura, fried wontons for soup, hot and sour soup.  Two other items are included which I'm forgetting.  Usually there is a fruit like strawberries, watermelon, or maybe just a dish of the day.  Other rotating dishes include: potato salads, cucumber salads, mixed bean salads. By rotating the dish ingredients stay the same, but the recipe seems to be adjusted every 2-3 weeks.  

protilady
protilady

No meat? NO MEAT? That's ok, I'll make you lamb.

-My Big Fat Greek Wedding


Sotiredofitall
Sotiredofitall topcommenter

Meat is murder.  Tasty Tasty Murder

(stolen from a t-shirt saw at Twisted Root)

J_A_
J_A_

Sad people need meat. Instant Prozac

Mervis
Mervis

Um, where is the link to the orgy invite?

Jalapeno
Jalapeno

@J_A_ That says more about meat eaters than it does about vegans.

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