The Daughters of Divine Charity, a Catholic order based in Norfolk, swap rural England for Shoreditch in order to launch a pop-up location, named NUNdos. The group of nuns will be launching the chicken soup restaurant, and plans to give everything for free.
According to a press release, the location will be the world’s first ever nun-run eatery. It is due to run for three days. The nuns also will attempt to highlight the malaise of millennial life and diners will be encouraged to take part in “soul searching activities” in order to raise awareness for the increasing level of anxiety facing people under 35.
At NUNdos, the crowds will be talked to about daily life and their current worries or stress. Diners will be discouraged from “Instagramming” their food, with an amnesty box for phones by the door.
Apple pies will fill the dessert plates while chicken and lentil soup is on the menu as main meal. The pop-up, running from Tuesday 17 October to Thursday 19 October at the White Rabbit, Shoreditch, is being filmed for a new Channel 5 series, “Bad Habits: Holy Orders”.
The show follows five technology-obsessed women, who swap their social media accounts for content living in East Anglia for four weeks under the guidance of the full-time sisters.