Why is there a "Substitution-fee"?
As a One-Cook-Kitchen, Lily has always requested there be no substitutions to the menu. She does this to try to cut down on food waste from misreading tickets while she is cooking up to six different meals at once. In an effort to accommodate customers who want something slightly different, she came up with the “substitution-fee.”
The fee is actually a $5 donation that will go directly to the organization of the month. Bela is currently supporting a number of different organizations (Kibera Girls Soccer Academy, The Foodbank of Western MA, and The Grove Street Inn to name a few) with the help of customer donations. To find out more about the groups Bela supports, check out the links below.