Story: Annalakshmi on the Swan
Airdate: Ep. 10, 7 July 2019
Presenter: Pete Manifis
Pete visits an Indian restaurant at Elizabeth Quay, whose “soul” purpose is giving back to the community.
- Established in 1991, Annalakshmi was created by 50 migrant families who wanted to give back to their new community
- They use thousand-year-old Indian recipes cooked in large quantities, all by people volunteering their time
- All of their food is cooked fresh every day, over open flame gas, using local WA produce
- They offer cooking classes every Tuesday, to share their traditional indian cooking methods with the public
- Inside the restaurant, the set-up is like a dining hall with a million-dollar view over the Swan River
- There is a unique philosophy behind the food, which is hidden within the namesake
- Anna means ‘food’ and lakshmi means ‘the divine mother of sustenance’
- Their philosophy centres around a Sanskrit saying which translates to “guest is god,” meaning that everyone is treated the same.
- Another thing that makes Annalakshmi so unique? It’s run primarily by volunteers who love cooking and giving back to the community.
- There is no pricing at Annalakshmi, guests pay what they believe the food is worth!
- Food for thought and food for the soul; head to Annalakshmi for your next lunch or dinner out. www.annalakshmi.com.au