Reading Time: < 1 minute Lazy Bear does offer plant-based dishes upon request (Photo: Instagram)
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Michelin-starred restaurant Lazy Bear is to turn its menu 100% vegan for nine days in a bid to become more sustainable.

The eatery, located in San Francisco’s Bay Area, does offer plant-based dishes upon request.

During the week-long ‘challenge’, Lazy Bear will also be raising funds for Zero Foodprint – a nonprofit aiming to build a ‘renewable food system rooted in healthy soil’.

‘How we can be better’

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Chef-Owner David Barzelay said: ” [Donating] doesn’t force us to confront our policies or practices… This is part of a larger effort to continuously reexamine how we can be better.”

Speaking about creating an all-vegan menu, Barzelay added: “It’s always the case that when you have constraints, it can be freeing creatively. It forces you to focus in a way that you end up coming up with things you otherwise wouldn’t come up with.

‘Awesome tools’

“[Veganism] is taking some tools out of the toolbox, but there are still a lot of awesome tools left.”

The vegan menu will be held from April 8 -18, with tickets costing $199-$221. Details of the menu have not yet been announced.

You can visit Lazy Bear’s website here

Liam Giliver

Liam is the former Deputy Editor of Plant Based News. He has written for The Independent, Huffington Post, Attitude Magazine, and more. He is also the author of 'We're Worried About Him'.