Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Cafe Himalaya reopens, thanks community for support after family member dies from COVID-19

After nearly two months, Cafe Himalaya reopened yesterday on First Street between Avenue A and First Avenue. 

Originally Con Ed work forced the temporary closing of the 19-year-old family restaurant in late October, which stretched into November. 

Sadly, it turns out they also lost a family member to COVID-19. They addressed the loss in an Instagram post yesterday:
On a personal note, thank you to everyone who reached out to us in the last few weeks. We deeply appreciate your kind words during what has been an unimaginably difficult time. In early Dec, we found ourselves as part of the now 353,000+ American families who have lost an immediate family member to covid. The pain and suffering on our personal front has been immense and we pray that no individual or family has to undergo a similar situation.

As we try to reopen our space in the midst of our loss, we thank you for being part of our community. Let’s all do our part in exercising responsibility and taking care of each other.
Cafe Himalaya is open Tuesday-Sunday from noon-9 p.m. Find their website here. Or call: 212.358.0160

Previously on EV Grieve:


J.Smoz said...

This is a great neighborhood restaurant, cheap, cheerful, and family owned. Please support them.
For those not familiar with Himalayan food, I suggest the Momos (dumplings), Thukpa (A big bowl of noodle & veggie soup), add the Tibetan Tea (with salt and butter), and you have the perfect meal to eat outside on a winter's day.

Anonymous said...

So very sorry for your loss. Glad you are are reopening.

Anonymous said...

One of our gems - sorry for your loss.

OlympiasEpiriot said...

Love this restaurant. Glad they've been able to reopen.

Kym Bernazky said...

I’m so sad for your loss. That’s a beautiful note. The food here is 5 star delicious. Try the chili tofu - if you like spice! I’m going to order today!!

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I have loved Cafe Himalaya for years. Thank you for the beautiful note, I am happy to see their return.