As we are all thankful to be nearing the end of our arduous workweek, we should be cognizant that many of us avoided the disastrous 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal. Our sincerest condolences go out to those affected and we urge you to donate via the Red Cross.
When there is a crippling disaster in the world, it’s amazing to see people come together. After reading The Daily Meal yesterday, I discovered an alternative way to aid the devastation and surprisingly, it has to do with dining out.
Nepalese restaurants are coming together as a community and taking measures to help fundraise and donate money from their sales to send both supplies and funds home. If you enjoy Nepalese cuisine or would like to contribute to the fundraising, there is no better time to dine out (and feel good about it too). Below is a small list of restaurants that are currently participating in the mission:
- Nepal Restaurant, Grand Junction, CO.
- Red Chilli Restaurant, San Francisco
- Gorkha Palace, Minneapolis
- Nepal House, Chicago
- Woodside Cafe, Queens, NY
Many of the restaurants will be serving dishes with vegetarian curries, Tibetan dumplings, rice with lentils, pickles, curried meats, and yogurt. Although I can’t say I have tried Nepalese food before, I plan to change that very soon and make a dining impact.
If you want to dine like a superhero this upcoming week, give one of the following restaurants a try, or look up Nepalese restaurants closer to home to see how you can fundraise for those who need it most.