Lentils as Anything 6

The Best Restaurant Idea Ever?

Lentils as Anything 6Welcome to Lentils as Anything. Possibly the best restaurant concept ever.

After hearing rave reviews I had to check out the Abbotsford branch for myself.

It’s a bit of a weird one to find, hidden in an eerie convent building on the edge of Yarra Bend Park.

The long walk from the city left our tummies rumbling. We were ready for lunch.

Lentils as Anything 5The Abbotsford restaurant is set up as a buffet at lunchtime, offering various trays of tasty vegetarian and vegan curries and salads.

The menu changes daily and we were treated to lentil dhal, Sri Lankan curry, coconut rice and salad with delicious balsamic dressing. Our plates were heaving with yummy guilt-free goodness.

Lentils as Anything 1To make things better, we finished up with a Dirty Hippy chai cappuccino and a delicious chunk of cardamom cake.

Lentils as Anything 2So what’s so special about yet another veggie joint in Melbourne?

At Lentils as Anything there are no prices on the menu. It’s not because it’s posh or pretentious, it’s because you pay as you feel.

Lentils believe that everyone deserves a seat at the table and are a not-for-profit organisation.

Lentils as Anything 4All donations are anonymous so there’s no awkwardness when handing over your cash, simply slip it into one of the donation boxes on your way out.

Lentils as Anything 3The restaurant attracts people from all walks of life who come to enjoy the great food and friendly atmosphere.

When I was there seats were taken up by colourful hippies, smart businessmen and chatting students.

Lentils as Anything has been running for 15 years now, so this pay as you feel philosophy obviously works.

They have branches in 4 Melbourne locations and 1 in Sydney. If you’re ever in town, pull up a seat and get involved!

Find out more on Lentils as Anything‘s website here.

Have you visited Lentils as Anything? Do you think it’s a good idea? Let me know in the comments below or via my social media pages.

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