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We are a chain of not-for-profit vegan restaurants and a grocery store where customers contribute what they feel their meal and experience is worth, according to their own financial ability.

The Lentil as Anything mission is to provide food without borders, without borders of race or socioeconomic status. Lentil As Anything also works to remove the borders in society through providing volunteer training and employment opportunities for people from diverse backgrounds including those who have been marginalised.

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Handmade: Stories of Strength Shared through Recipes

HANDMADE is a book of recipes collected from 34 widows of the war in Sri Lanka. The women featured are from the North East of the island and throughout the book their incredible stories of courage are shared through their relationship with food. Stunning photography is combined with the recipes …

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Uber Eats

Lentil As Anything is on Uber Eats Now you don’t even have to get to the restaurant to get your Lentil Fix! We’ve joined UberEATS and now you can eat delicious VEGAN food without leaving your house (but maybe you should occasionally leave your house sometimes for sunshine – you …

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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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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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