A Taste of Sustainability

Lentil as Anything, Melbourne and Sydney: Believing in “the power of humanity to create stupendous change”

Providing a wholesome and nutritious meal where money is not a concern that is centered on mutual trust, generosity, and respect. (Lentil as Anything, 2015a)

Lentil as Anything is a “pay what you can”, not-for-profit chain of popular vegetarian restaurants. The unique character of this restaurant chain is that whilst the menu contains no set prices, an unlimited choice of eight buffet trays containing premium organic food, hot beverages, and dessert, and a-la-carte breakfasts are all served on a donation basis. Patrons donate what they can afford and feel the experience is worth (Commonwealth of Australia, 2009:26). Its first restaurant was established in...     read the case study