Lev Kitchen is a concept inspired by a Yemeni flatbread called Malawach and the amalgamation of distinctive cuisines and cultures from countries such as Israel, Lebanon and Syria.
Malawach is best described as a crispy, flaky flatbread that is about the same thickness as a pancake. If a croissant and pita were to have a baby, Malawach would be the result.
We use Malawach as a carrier of flavor; a vehicle to explore the cuisine of the Levant.
We embrace business transparency as the future of our industry where trust is built amongst our team, customers, and everyone whom we interact with.
From supplier relationships to financial updates published on our website we will strive to educate everyone on the realities of operating a restaurant. We will show the true cost of attempting to operate a “sustainable” food business and how it ties in with the prices that you see on the menu.
Through this restaurant we are looking to explore what it means to be a “sustainable” food service operator.
We are committed to minimizing our ecological footprint and hope to become one of the most innovative food service operators when it comes to energy efficiency and reducing our attributable energy consumption.
Because menu composition is one of the main drivers of a restaurant's environmental footprint, our menu is designed to align with the Eat-Lancet Commission’s Targets for Sustainable Food Production and it will constantly evolve to ensure we are reaching our goal.
1% of all revenues are donated to the World Food Program and their relief efforts around the world. We decided to do this to honor the history of the food we are presenting.
Malawach originated in Yemen where there has been ongoing conflict since 2015 that has devastated the country’s infrastructure and has left nearly 16 million people without reliable access to food.
Conflict has similarly damaged other countries in the region where the food we are making originates so we have partnered with the WFP to provide as much aid as we can.
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