Ahmedabad: While most of our earnings are spent of food, you would be shock to know that India has a restaurant which offers free food. In this restaurant, you can order food from the menu and enjoy different types of dishes, just like a normal restaurant, for free. When it comes to paying the bill, an empty envelope is placed on your table. There is no food bill in this envelope because someone has already paid for the food bill in your name. Now, you just have to take the chain forward and pay in someone else's name. The amount to be paid will totally be depending on your wish.
In today's world, where people use clickbaits to earn profit, this restaurant giving such facilities to its customers is definitely something unheard of. The restaurant named 'Seva Cafe' in Ahmedabad, Gujarat has been following this method to feed people for last 11 years. The restaurant which has been running on the gift economy lets you eat as much as you want to eat without worrying about the bill.
In today's world, everyone starts a business to earn profit, but Seva Bhav serves food purely out of humanity. For the past 11 years, the restaurant has solely been running on Gift Economy.
You must be curious what is gift economy and how people pay food via it. Well gift economy is when someone is gifting you a meal by paying for your food. You have no idea who this person is. Similarly, you can also gift food to someone by paying according to your wish. You are not told a certain amount by the restaurant. How much you are willing to pay is solely your wish.
Seva cafe is run by Manav Sadan and Swachh Seva Sadan NGO. For the past 11 years, this cafe follows a pay-forward method or gift economy model. The cafe is open from 7 am to 10 pm from Thursday to Sunday or until 50 guests are completed. Income and expenses are calculated at the end of the month. The income generated at the end of the month goes to the charity's fund.
Seva cafe runs completely with the help of Volunteers. From tourists to students to professionals, everyone works for free even work for free in this cafe. If you want to volunteer here, you can show your skills in this cafe. If you are fond of cooking then you can do cooking. If you want to serve food then you can serve food. If you know how to wash the dishes well then you can also wash the dishes.