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We are Lentil as Anything.



We are not-for-profit vegan 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 you can help pay for a less fortunate person's meal.

Promoting Multiculturalism: Fostering an environment of inclusion

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

Spreading our core values: Training volunteers to help them find paid work in the future, working with the long-term unemployed and giving a new start to migrants and refugees.

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

Recent News

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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Festive Opening Times

Ho-Ho-Hope y’all be visiting us over the Festive Season!   We are open 365 days of the year, with the exception of St Kilda closing on Dec. 25th. Some slight changes to opening times – you can check them out below. Come on by and give us a Festive Hug! …

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Humans of Lentil

“Everyone sees something different in Lentils” “My love of food was passed down to me through the maternal line. My Granny is an excellent cook. My maternal grandparents are work class scots, but my Grampa was a musician and he travelled a lot playing music on cruise ships. He developed …

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Seeking Floor Manager, Sydney

Employer: Lentil As Anything Inc. Work Type/s: Casual or Part-time Classification/s: Management, Retail & Hospitality, Volunteer Management Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP) Location: Sydney We are looking for a superstar to manage our floor. Lentil as Anything is a not-for- profit community restaurant that allows customers to pay what they can …

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Lentil as Anything, Italy?

Our founder Shanaka has been attending a conference in Italy and met with the Mayor of Turin who has a lot of love for Lentil as Anything. Read on… You can’t pay for lunch? Be a volunteer! The ferocity of the civil war in Sri Lanka, which from 1983 to …

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Lentil As Anything Sydney – Xmas Support

Lentil As Anything Newtown is asking for some extra help this Xmas from our community! This year Lentils welcomed the start of summer with a break in, where the thief (or grinch?) stole our safe containing thousands of dollars of donations.   Lentil As Anything is a not-for-profit restaurant where …

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