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

Job Vacancy: Public Relations & Communications Officer

Lentil as Anything has an exciting new job opportunity – Public Relations and Communications Officer     This is a great opportunity to utilise your outstanding PR, communications and marketing skills. In this position you will be responsible for providing regular and on-going information to the community via the local media, …

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Sri Lankan Night – Papare band and a specialty menu

Join us for a slice of Sri Lankan Culture at Lentil as Anything, Abbotsford.   On Sunday February 18th we are bringing a specialty menu of epic proportions and some party fun time Sri Lankan Style! There will be specialties at our Chai Cart as well as coming out of …

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ColourBlind/The Melanin Monologues Booklaunch & Birthday Bash!

We are excited to be hosting a book launch of two amazing works. ColourBlind by Sharifa A Tartoussi, explores the struggles of a muslim woman living in the west. The Melanin Monologues by Charlotte Laurasia Raymond, written from the perspective of a queer woman of colour in modern day Australia. …

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Humans of Lentil – Isaac

“It was through Lentils that I gained family, community, enough experience to get my first jobs in hospitality, so in a way Lentils saved my life.” “My first move out from home was into crisis housing accommodation with the Gender Centre. I was just starting my transition from being perceived …

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Job opportunity: Veggie Garden Supervisor

Lentil as anything Abbotsford is looking for a Veggie Garden Supervisor   Lentil as Anything has a garden on the Abbotsford Convent grounds – full of delicious veg and herbs. Its a wonderful space and knowing that some of the food we eat in the restaurant is grown a few …

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The new Queen of Thornbury

Meet the new Queen of Thornbury   There’s a new Queen in our Thornbury restaurant and she rumbled into work on her super-colourful tram! Dayle has just hung up her fangs after spending eight years with the internationally known ‘Draculas Cabaret’. During this time she worked in Restaurant Management, Hospitality, …

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The true spirit of Australia – Bruce

Beneath the din of hubris, of Australian of the year awards and queens birthday honors beats a heart that is Australia at its purest. It is a humble , unassuming heart that has weathered the sleaze and lure of this “civilization” and sat stubbornly on its throne made from soil …

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