East Fremantle’s May Street Larder makes mind-body connection


Meditation and a meal on Monday: Kelsang Ani, Scott Bridger (May Street Larder) and Kelsang Richog. Picture: Martin Kennealey    d473860
Meditation and a meal on Monday: Kelsang Ani, Scott Bridger (May Street Larder) and Kelsang Richog. Picture: Martin Kennealey d473860

NOBODY likes Mondays, but the May Street Larder is looking to change that with a new collaboration promoting healthy eating and a healthy mind.

Joining with the Dhar-mapala Kadampa Medi-tation Centre, locals have a chance to start their week the right way through an hour of beginner’s meditation at the centre followed by a vegetarian or vegan lunch at the popular East Fremantle eatery.

May Street Larder executive chef Scott Bridger said some of the delicious meals on offer would include home grown vegetables, fermented foods and local grains and produce brought in from customers.

“I did a beginner course at the Dharmapala Kada-mpa Meditation Centre and being work neighbours we stay connected through food and meditation,” he said.

“The idea actually came from one of the nuns at the centre, Kelsang Ani. We had a chat over a coffee one day and the idea was given legs.

“Meditation and healthy eating are both joyful things in life, they give us sustenance and the energy to get through our busy days.”

The collaboration will run every Monday in September, October and November from 11am.

The sessions are $35 per person and bookings are essential at hello@maystreetlarder.com.au.

MORE: Former Docker Schloithe wins Sandover Medal

MORE: Elderly woman killed in Dianella in day of road carnage

MORE: City of Subiaco chief excited by Lions’ trip to WAFL grand final