I wasn't very impressed with this particular Loving Hut.
The best dish on the menu, by far, is the Guru's Curry ($9). Don't waste your time with anything else; the curry is savory, spicy and filling. The soy "meat" has great texture. This is a hearty meal.
Their chocolate cake and mocha cake are also both fabulous and sure to impress vegans or non-vegans alike.
Here's a rundown of other dishes I tried: "fresh spring rolls" appetizer ($5.50); avocado BLT ($9); and shepherds pie ($9).
The spring rolls were okay, but nothing great: just raw veggies stuffed into a rice paper wrapper and served with a peanut sauce. They weren't worth $5.50, for sure.
The sheperds pie was okay, but dry. Again, for $9, it was a tiny portion size and felt more like a snack.
I wanted the pesto chicken sandwich, but they'd already sold out of it by 6 p.m., which is why I ended up with the BLT. I didn't like the BLT at all, though my sister-in-law liked it. I thought the veganaise didn't mix well with the tempeh; although this might have been a specific mixup on my sandwich, as they had run out of the maple-paprika tempeh they usually use, and instead gave me a tuna-fish style crushed tempeh with cilantro. Also, the sandwich on this bread was too thick and too hard.
The roasted side potatoes that came with the pie were okay, but would have been better hot (they're served cold). The barley soup that came with the BLT was passable.
My vegan cheesecake slice ($4.25) was above average. The chocolate chip almond cookie, however, was as hard as a hockey puck and not that good (even when I got home and softened it in the microwave).
They also serve bubble tea, which is pretty good, if you like that sort of thing.
While the Guru's Curry and the chocolate or mocha cakes are all great, the rest of the menu leaves much to be desired. If you're looking for good vegan food in Palo Alto, just walk a few blocks and go to Garden Fresh instead.