Named Atiyah and run by Therese Helou and her son-in-law Ben Armstrong, this Lebanese kiosk is Australia’s first zero-carbon street food kitchen. Not only does the minimalist venue serve up a menu of top-notch Lebanese eats, but it’s doing so without a carbon footprint. Atiyah’s 100-percent renewables-run kitchen is the first of its kind in this country, with an on-site rainwater filtration system, solar panels, a Tesla battery and a generator powered by waste cooking oil.
Sustainability has been the focus for every element, from the ingredients through to what the final product is served in. Carbon-neutral, compostable packaging is used and all of Atiyah’s food waste is transformed into nutrient-rich soil for local community gardens.