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We are Lentil as Anything.



At our core are our not-for-profit vegan and vegetarian restaurants, where guests contribute what they feel their meal and experience is worth, according to their own financial ability.

Lentil as Anything was established in 2000 and continues to support our community everyday by;

Caring for people: Providing a wholesome and nutritious meal where money is not a concern.

Promoting Multiculturalism: Fostering an environment of inclusion

Reforming Society: Acting on the structures of society to restore justice.

Extending and spreading it’s ethos and values: Hiring volunteers, the long-term unemployed and the marginalised.

Encouraging: Young people to be active citizens and get involved in community based initiatives

Recent News

Shanaka – A year in Sri Lanka

Shanaka Fernando, the founder of Lentil as Anything, has spent the last few months tackling some big issues in Sri Lanka. “I’m currently serving as director of development at Rainforest Rescue International.” says Shanaka. “This is a volunteer position. The projects that I am driving are.. The BMZ climate change project; …

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Goodwill Wine

Lentil as Anything is proud to be working with David Laity from Goodwill Wine. David explains “Like so many on Black Saturday, I lost most of what I owned. I was grateful to be alive and had no idea of the overwhelming support that would be provided. Because of this kindness …

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Visuals as Anything

Meet Jan, photographer, graphic designer and volunteer superstar author of Essentials of Lentils, the visual project that shares Lentils’ philosophy while encouraging more people to join the community. It started for fun in front of a curry plate, a white page, a few creative minds chatting and the ultimate goal to help the …

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