LENTIL AS ANYTHING
One of the big reasons why I’m a foodie is how food brings people together. It is the easiest way to understand a different culture, make amends with people, nurture bonds and create new ones.
Food has always been a social activity. Food for your soul and not just your body. Today, I want to introduce a very special place in Newtown that’s bringing the community together with a pay what you feel restaurant.
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LENTIL AS ANYTHING
391 King St, Newtown NSW 2042
Lentil as anything is a non-profit organisation situated in Newtown. They’ve served delicious vegan food everyday for over 20 years with their first location in Melbourne.
The idea was simple. Everyone deserves a place at the table.
So not only are the meals accessible to most people’s dietary needs. The price is too. At Lentil as anything, you pay as you feel.
The suggested price for a meal is $15 and you can pay it forward by donating an extra $5 to contribute another person’s meal. However, nothing is mandatory and you can pay however much you believe your experience was worth.
The whole operation is run by volunteers. In fact you can volunteer your time and contribute to the kitchen if you wish.
But they’re not just awesome because of their welcoming doors to anyone wanting a cooked meal. You can also find community events being held at the top floor.
Also organised by volunteers.
I’ve been to Lentil as anything a few times before. Each time packed to the brim with regulars. This time, I chose their Sri Lankan curry plate.
Their menu changes daily as most of their produce are from donations which keeps Laurel, head chef busy with ideas of what to make next.
The rice was fluffy, the curry was flavourful and the popadom was fresh and crispy. I also had a poppy seed cake which was delightfully soft, moist and subtly sweet.
Even if you didn’t care about all the good stuff they’re doing in Sydney, the food is already worth the visit and support.
*Lentil as anything has been working with other organisations to deliver food to those in need during COVID. You can also help by checking their website out or dropping by their place. Click to go to Lentil as anything website.