Friday, 21 November 2014

Lentil as anything (with a sneaky drink at Earl's Juke Joint) - Newtown, Sydney

I love lazy Sunday catch ups. It's a time to unwind, relax and recharge for the week to come. One of my favourite things to do is go for a walk and explore. 

On this particular Sunday, we decide to go for a wander to Newtown after checking out the Glebe Street Fair. First stop is Earl's Juke Joint, a fun small bar that has been refurbished from an old meat shop. We grab a seat at the spacious wooden bar, and order a couple of well-crafted cocktails.

Memphis Slim (on the right)
Vodka, ginger wine, pear juice, lime juice and spiced vanilla syrup

El Chooky 
A fruity blend of coconut tequila, Campari, lime, grapefruit bitters and agave

We then popped next door to Lentil as anything for a wholesome vegetarian meal. Lentil as anything is a not for profit organisation where customers pay what they feel the food is worth. There's a nice community vibe, and this trust setup allows everyone the opportunity to dine out. 

Some warm homemade chai to start with

The menu consisted of four different daily options, we chose two dishes to share: Vegetable, lentil curry with rice and salad, with the other dish mainly consisting of beans with a salad and fried bread.

I love the concept and vibe of the place, such a great idea. The food is very simple and it feels like you're dining at a friend's place - very homely.

Earl's Juke Joint on Urbanspoon Lentil As Anything on Urbanspoon


Choc Chip Uru @ Go Bake Yourself said...

I hate lentils usually but these dishes look so good! Healthy but full of flavour :D

Choc Chip Uru

Helen (Grab Your Fork) said...

Love how dearly Newtown has taken Lentil as Anything to its heart. Kinda curious to try the cocktail bar upstairs too!

Mr C @ The Food Diary said...

I don't tend to eat lentils but this does look a little tempting, even just to try :)