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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

Sensitive Souls

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Have you ever been told the following? You are too Sensitive! You’re SO deep! You FEEL too much! Perhaps you’ve always FELT more than others, SEEN more than others, SENSED more than others? Perhaps all of these sensations, thoughts, emotions, energy, coming from all directions, have been felt so deeply, …

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Lentil Bar

Good Lentilians of Thornbury! We have been working behind-the-scenes to..

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Thanks to Nicole

Many thanks to the amazing Nicole for contributing her skills to Lentil as Anything. Nicole is a graphic designer and illustrator living in Melbourne. Originally from Sydney, she made the move to gain new creative experiences. With strengths in print, she is forever wanting to grow and learn new skills. …

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Nurture As Anything

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Written by Frances’ Pearls of Confusion ‘Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind’. Sound familiar to anyone? Whether you’re Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Atheist etc., we have all heard, at one time …

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Banana Pancakes: Not a Guilty Pleasure But a Healthy Treasure

banana pancakes

Did you know we at Lentil as Anything Abbotsford make Vegan Banana Pancakes? These delicious fluffy discs dripping with Cashew Cream and house made syrup have been a favourite since being added to the menu, but did you realise how healthy we make them for you? We have been trying …

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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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