These days, it seems like we’re all becoming more aware of the impact we’re having on the environment. And we’re proud to say the Gold Coast is leading the way, with the arrival of Australia’s first plastic and waste free kitchen, Mother Nirvana.
This unique venue is currently operating as a pop-up out of Mermaid Beach bakery Marie Anita’s by night. The plant-based eatery is producing gluten-free, organic eats like pizzas, salads and smoothies, with more items to be added to the menu in the coming weeks.
Dishes are named after popular movies, like the Cinderella pizza topped with pumpkin and beetroot or the Willy Wonka dessert pizza with blueberries, raspberries, dates and banana covered in chocolate sauce. There’s also the Crocodile Dundee Sanga with avocado butter, pine nuts and sweet potato.
Even better? All the ingredients are from certified organic farms that are all under an hour's drive away. Plus, all of Mother Nirvana’s delicious eats contain no added oil, no added sugar, no G.M.Os and no preservatives.
But the best part is the fact that they’re boasting a plastic-free and zero-waste kitchen, which is an impressive feat. That means no plastic-packaged products are used, everything is made from scratch in-house, and the food scraps are collected and used in the garden.
And if you needed another reason to visit, you can even enjoy the latest movies while munching on your ethical pizza, with Mother Nirvana soon to open an outdoor cinema in the garden, screening that latest movies, docos and TV shows. There’s also free video games and comic books, as well as community workshops being organised to demonstrate how to live sustainably, how to cook at home, how to plant a garden and more.
We’re crossing our fingers the Mother Nirvana pop-up finds itself a permanent place on the Gold Coast.
Image Credit: Kaitlin Maree Photography for Urban List