Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Loving Hut NYC to go

Caught between a meeting running late and pickup time for school we ducked into Loving Hut on 7th and 30th street. Wow. What a tiny store! There were only about 6 little tables, (two tops),  with only 2 patrons but while we were there the takeout traffic was pretty steady. Go vegans!
This is quite the colorful container.
Pardon the quick review but here's an Unchicken Burrito with broccoli and cauliflower, beans, and what I really thought might have been buckwheat.  It was dark and small grained, almost a dyed quinoa.  The veggies were cooked perfectly, soft enough to not tear out your teeth while maintaining real estate rights in the flour tortilla but still had a little tooth left to them.  The Daiya cheese was not really melted enough but still added to the flavor and consistency of the filling.  The unchicken added a sweet meaty texture as well.  This was a really nice burrito.  The salad had a ginger dressing and the salad was crisp and fresh.

I didn't know Daiya cheese could be purchased in 5 lb packages retail but apparently Amazon offers it.  Now I'm curious enough to just buy it from my own website.

The other dish was a mac n cheese.  I thought this was a wonderful creamy dish.   It had bread crumbs and a few strands of daiya on top.  There might have been some peanuts on top too.  I think Mac N Cheese is one of the best, tastiest, shovel out of control like into your face, least healthy foods ever created.  But this is pure vegan comfort food.  This was a "French onion soup" m&c and had the sweetest onions, like Vidalia, that I've tasted in a long, long time.

And of course a few quick cookbook links from Amazon to help you design your own M&C or short cut it with Road's End.

We also ordered black bubble tea.  I thought the tapioca balls were a bit on the chewy side, not as "tender" as the ones served at Red Lotus in Queens, nor as flavorful but the tea with soy milk was good and the tapioca balls were fun to try and suck up whiles't not chocking on them as they shot up the extra wide straw, all while walking the streets of Manhattan.

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