On a dreary, wet Saturday I went with fellow food bloggers Simon and Caroline to check out the Loving Hut vegan food cart. As part of my healthy eating resolution for 2012, I decided if it’s vegan, it must be healthy 🙂
We ordered two burgers: the crispy chick’n burger and the BBQ onion ring cheese burger. The crispy chick’n burger had a spicy apricot jalapeno relish that gave it quite the kick and was loaded with iceberg lettuce. It’s not a dainty burger to eat, so be sure to get plenty of napkins! I enjoyed the spice and the crispiness of the deep fried fake chicken patty, but I wasn’t so keen on the taste of the patty itself.
My favourite was the BBQ onion ring cheese burger. The texture and flavour of this burger was incredible and if I hadn’t known it was vegan, I never would’ve guessed. The BBQ sauce was tangy, the vegan cheese rich and gooey and the onion rings delectable.
Burgers cost $8 each including tax and Loving Hut is open on Saturdays, unlike a lot of food carts in the city. As an added bonus, the staff is incredibly sweet and put up with our need to take multiple photos of the burgers. I only wish they weren’t located in front of the Yaletown Roundhouse so I could munch vegan goodness more often.
As an aside, I used my brand new Lumix X5 to take these photos. I’m hoping with time and a few lessons, my food photos will be a lot better. I’ve got a European vacation planned for this summer, so I must take good photos of Belgian frites to decorate my condo 🙂