atiyah celebrates landmark milestone as Melbournians help save more than 10,000kg in carbon emissions

This data is the equivalent to; 8 passenger vehicles driven for an entire year, 4,460,230 number of smartphones charged and 15618.61 litres of petrol consumed. Food and drink fans across Melbourne have saved more than 10,000kg in carbon emissions by eating and drinking authentic Lebanese cuisine at Australia’s first zero-carbon streetfood kitchen, atiyah. Despite opening during a global pandemic and enduring two snap lockdowns, the


Catering to a Different Need

Though the past 18 months has seen the world’s focus squarely on the Covid-19 pandemic, we cannot forget the ongoing and increasingly more critical status of the global environmental and climate change crisis. Climate change and biodiversity loss are two major environmental issues that continue to have a broad impact on the hospitality industry. Excessive use of finite energy resources is rampant in our industry.


Federation Square Is Now Home to Australia’s First Zero-Carbon Streetfood Kitchen atiyah

It’s serving up Lebanese flatbreads filled with the likes of cheese, za’atar and vegan Nutella. As Melbourne’s hospitality scene starts to reboot and doors reopen across the city, another ground breaking player has entered the food scene. In fact, it’s Australia’s first zero-carbon street food kitchen and it’s made its home in Federation Square. Named atiyah and run by Therese Helou and her son-in-law Ben


Australia’s first zero-carbon streetfood kitchen launches in Melbourne

In an Australian first, Melbourne has become home to the new, revolutionary, zero-carbon, off-grid streetfood kitchen, atiyah. Launching in Federation Square today, atiyah is set to transform the fast food scene with a range of authentic Lebanese dishes that are made onsite in a 100% renewable Eco Smart Off-Grid kitchen – the first of its kind anywhere in Australia. Owned by son-in-law and mother-in-law duo,


The challenge of opening a Melbourne kiosk when you can’t leave Lebanon

An innovative off-grid Lebanese kiosk will open on Monday at Federation Square, even though its chef is stuck in Beirut.  Therese Helou has been in Lebanon all year, caring for her dying mother, coping with the challenges of the pandemic, and regrouping after her apartment was damaged and friends injured in the Beirut blast of August 4.  At the same time, she’s been planning atiyah,


Zero carbon Lebanese venue to open in Melbourne

A new off-grid, zero-carbon kitchen will dish up Lebanese streetfood when it launches in Melbourne’s Federation Square this spring. Son-in-law and mother-in-law Ben Armstrong and Therese Helou are behind the concept, with Armstrong bringing the drive to revolutionise fast food with sustainable solutions and Helou the southern-Lebanese recipes. A 100 percent renewable-run venue, atiyah, will dish up traditional recipes based on manakish, a streetfood with


One Giant, Environmental Leap for Hospitality

Many Australian restaurants and cafes admirably reduce their environmental footprint by minimising waste, but until atiyah, none have been officially recognised by Climate Active as being a 100 per cent, carbon-neutral business.  Opening on Federation Square in early November, atiyah Lebanese streetfood is both the first hospitality business and start-up in Australia to be certified as carbon neutral by Climate Active (a partnership between the


Two Boys Brew up a Reputation for doing things differently

Two years after founding Australia’s most unique kombucha, Two Boys Brew are once again leading the charge in partnership with atiyah by harnessing the world’s most sustainable and innovative keg system. Two Boys Brew isn’t like other kombucha brands. It uses botanicals and spices for flavour instead of fruit. It’s stocked in Melbourne’s most-loved restaurants and cafes, from Cutler & Co. and Donavan’s to Hannoi


Zero carbon off-grid kitchen to open late 2020 in an Australian first!

atiyah was created to lead the way in business globally and to set new standards in the restaurant industry for sustainable strategy. With a focus on delivering Zero Carbon emissions, atiyah is also committed to providing its customers with quality organic Lebanese streetfood at affordable pricing, while building a strong community. atiyah has selected Federation Square Melbourne as the site to launch its innovative approach to



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