The world’s number one tennis player, considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time, just opened a restaurant, and it’s Vegan.
Earlier this year, Novak Djokovic opened Eqvita, a Vegan restaurant in his now full-time home of Monaco, Monte Carlo.
Early on, as a kid growing up in Serbia, Novak developed a love for food, nurtured by his parents, who themselves owned multiple restaurants. But as Djokovic developed into an athlete, food became more than just food, as he puts it,
“[Food is] the fuel that determines how I play, how I recover and how alert I am on the court”.
Djokovic openly attributes a great deal of his professional success to his dietary choices. Since 2010, when he decided to adopt a gluten-free diet, he has been the world’s most consistent player. Most recently, Novak has shifted a mostly plant-based, organic diet, excluding all animal products but fish on occasion.
According to him, his plant-based diet has completely changed his life and wellbeing. Beyond the obvious positive impact on the court, Djokovic feels cleaner, lighter and more reactive. He says his energy levels have never been better.
“For me, the right fuel is plant-based.”
Through tennis and now Eqvita, Djokovic hopes to influence more people to make better, more compassionate food choices. Surely, if a Vegan diet is good enough for the best player on the planet, it’s good enough for anyone.
More about Djokovic’s restaurant
Located rue du Portier in Monaco, Eqvita is open everyday from 8 AM to 11 PM and boasts excellent reviews on Trip Advisor.
To look at the delicious food photos and find more info, check out Eqvita on Facebook.