Wholefoods is a student-run, not-for-profit, vegan/vegetarian restaurant & cafe located on campus at Monash University, Clayton. Established in 1977, we came about with the aim of providing affordable and healthy food to students. Now, more than 40 years on, we welcome hundreds of members of the Monash community into our space on a daily basis to enjoy our homemade curry, dahl, lasagne, baked goods, fairtrade coffee and more.
Throughout the university semester, our space is also home to regular movie screenings, talks, meetups, workshops, art shows, parties, trivia nights and other events. We provide catering to groups all across the university, and hire out our space to different clubs and societies for OGMs, cookups and conversation clubs. From our humble beginnings, we have grown into one of the oldest and most well-loved institutions on campus.
Wholefoods is run almost exclusively by volunteers; and without them we wouldn't be here today. Serving food, running events and making strategic decisions are all part of our volunteer program, which functions on a consensus-driven basis. This allows us to come together and share our ideas, encourage direct participation in our democracy, and create an ethos that genuinely and deeply reflects the interests and values of our community.