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

Your Wall Competition: ARTIST CALL OUT

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Lentil As Anything Thornbury is looking for artists to design a mural for the entry room of the Thornbury restaurant. It’s a great chance to use your creative talents for a good cause by producing an innovative piece with influence. The winning artist will turn their design into a mural …

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Lentil Footscray to close

Lentil As Anything Footscray to close after 8 years of serving the West After opening in 2009 and enjoying 8 years of bringing people together in Footscray, the Lentil As Anything outpost will close in June 2017. Footscray has been one of Lentil As Anything’s most important venues in terms …

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National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week is all about thanking the Nation’s volunteers for their generosity and all the great work that they do. Here at Lentils this gives us good reason to celebrate, as most of our staff are volunteers who give their time to keep us running. Our volunteers make what …

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Footscray Lentils Fundraising Gig

  After some turbulence, a close call and some soul searching, Footscray Lentils is still open and serving it’s unique brand of delicious vegan food, taking influences from a variety of culinary traditions from around the world! But our situation is still a tricky one; while the pay-as-you-feel concept is …

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Tour of Lentil

Lentil as Anything Tour and Lunch Have you wondered a bit about Lentil as Anything and how we operate? Have you always meant to drop by to check it out, but haven’t yet? Have you visited the newest Lentil restaurant on High St in Thornbury? Well now is your chance! With …

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Japan comes to Thornbury Lentil as Anything

    Lentil as Anything is celebrating Japans famous Cherry Blossom Festival in style this year.   Starting from 6pm until close, Thornbury Lentils is fighting against this chilly weather and bringing some colour to Melbourne. Come on down this Saturday 8th of April and enjoy some traditional vegan food …

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Regular Yoga Classes (Newtown)

We’d love for you to join us for our by donation Yoga classes. Get it on the fun but don’t forget to BYOM, that’s short for Bring Your Own Mat! Where: Lentil as Anything, Newtown When: Every Tuesday from 6pm – 7pm, Every Saturday from 8:30 – 10:30am We’ve got some amazing …

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