Novak Djokovic, the #1 tennis player in the world for men’s singles tennis, recently opened a vegan restaurant, called Eqvita, in Monte Carlo, where he lives full-time with his wife, Jelena. After ditching meat for a year, he said, “My diet hasn’t just changed my game, it’s changed my life – my wellbeing.”
Mr. Djokovic is familiar with owning restaurants, as he grew up in Serbia with parents who owned restaurants.
“Because of my family, I’ve always had a love for food,” Mr. Djokovic said. “But as an athlete, it became something more – the fuel that determines how I play, how I recover and how alert I am on the court… I attribute a great deal of my professional success to my diet.”
Mr. Djokovic has made several dietary changes over these last few years; back in 2010, he eliminated gluten from his diet and he is now following mostly a vegan diet.
Now, he and his wife Jelena hope to share clean eating with people alike at their new restaurant.
“Eqvita is more than a restaurant; it’s a story,” said Mr. Djokovic. “A love story to be precise.”
Even if you missed the champagne at the grand opening a few months ago, you can still head over to Eqvita to try a variety of delicious and healthy foods, from lasagna to Tapioca Brulée. Eqvita’s menu offers more than you think!