About One Bowl
One Bowl mission is to change the world.
One Bowl at a time.
We make dinner for people of all background, irrespective of their economic status/ability.
Through generosity we want to establish a safe space for everyone.
We encourage love, generosity and equality through community life.
We aim at resolving issues like food insecurity, loneliness, and social exclusion.
Meals at One Bowl are offered as a ‘pay as you feel’ basis in order to ensure a proper meal to everyone, regardless of one’s situation. This means there are no set prices on any food at One Bowl. We provide a suggested donation amount for our menu, to help you understand the cost of “paying it forward” and how to help those who struggle with food insecurity. Everything you give over the suggested price, goes to help others and to continue the work of One Bowl.
Food Insecurity is defined as: “access to food is limited by a lack of money and other ressources at times during the year.” Food Insecurity might not be the first thing you think of when you think of a city like Copenhagen – but with growing cost of living, and other social cutbacks, many people are facing more and more insecurity, at times through the year on how they will get fresh, quality food on the table.
At One Bowl we serve a vegan plant based menu. We do this because of many reasons – both ethical and moral – but most important it’s because we can include more people as a vegetarian restaurant. Each week we provide a fresh and exciting menu from all over the world.
One bowl had a very humble start as a Sunday tradition with a group of friends. We would come together and eat food every week – and share stories about our lives. Friends would bring friends, and some weeks they were up to 20 people. At these dinners, people would share, their struggles and their need for community.
And we learned some of our friends had struggles with having enough money for quality food, and relied on these Sunday dinners. This started a conversation about community, food insecurity and how we could make a safe space for all people, no matter their circumstances or social backgrounds. And so we started, One Bowl.
UN's Sustainable Development Goals
The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice
At One Bowl we try include as many goals we can, we believe our “pay-as-you-feel” model is a great example og Goal #2 Zero Hunger. We are also working with food waste, equal opportunites for all people, and prioritizing how our little project can apply Sustainable pratices in the food industry.