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One Bowl Way

We are not just a restaurant but rather an open space for all, no matter the circumstances, to come and share the value of good and nourishing food that is thoughtfully prepared by a team of devoted volunteers.

To make this dream a reality we offer meals on a 'pay as you feel' basis meaning that regardless of your current life situation, whether you are in crisis, need a friend or just cosy meal out in your local community that doesn't break the bank, we would be delighted in welcoming you to eat, share and spend your Wednesday evening with us.

Our vision is to bring back the emphasis on community life, based on values of love, trust, generosity and kindness.

One Bowl Mission

One Bowls Mission:

One Bowl Mission Tomato We make dinner for people of all background, irrespective of their economic status/ability.

One Bowl Mission Tomato Through generosity we want to establish a safe space for all people.

One Bowl Mission Tomato To encourage love, generosity and equality through community resolving community issues like food insecurity, loneliness, social exclusion.


One Bowl Mission Tomato At One Bowl we focus on love and generosity.

One Bowl Mission Tomato We only see good in people and we want them to see good in us.

One Bowl Mission Tomato We believe that if there is love and kindness we can build a real community without excluding anyone.

One Bowl Mission Tomato We want to be open and transparent to our customers,because that is where you can build real trust among each other.

One Bowl Our Story

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.

One Bowl Food Insecurity

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.

One Bowl Pay As You Feel

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.

One Bowl Vegetables

At One Bowl we serve a vegetarian/ vegan 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.