Restaurant Love Recipient:

Vimala's Curry Blossom Café

431 W Franklin St #415
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
(919) 929-3833

They feed anyone who needs food, regardless of ability to pay. They pay their staff a living wage. They model the loving world I want to live in, and they do it with everything they do. - Alexis G.

From the Restaurant:

Thanks to Bob’s Red Mill for your generosity towards the hard working people in the service industry and for helping Vimala’s Curryblossom Café in particular. Chef Vimala Rajendran has been a treasure to our community for over 10 tears and your assistance in keeping her restaurant open will be greatly appreciated by many. Since the pandemic began, Vimala’s Curryblossom Café has been sending hundreds of meals each week to people in need. Front line health care workers, elderly shut-ins, refugee families, the unemployed and others have been receiving subsidized or completely free meals weekly. Vimala continues to source many of her ingredients from local farmers to keep the local economy healthy. She gives all the meals that go out the same delicious flavor and quality nutrition that have made her food a legend in the Triangle area of North Carolina. One of the elderly recipients of her meals wrote this: “Oh, our goodness, it was delicious just like the dinners you have prepared and delivered to us before. We are getting spoiled and won’t want this to come to an end. We continue to appreciate and thank you for your kindness and remembrance.” After receiving some unexpected extra food a neighbor fighting cancer wrote: “This is the craziest time and I’m so impressed how you and the team stay flexible and community focused. Hope you’re getting some rest, too, and what you need.” Vimala was one of the first chefs in North Carolina to provide free meals to folks who cannot afford to pay, including college students, homeless people, single mothers and the list goes on and on. The mantra at the Curryblossom Café is “Vimala cooks, everybody eats.” And eats well! In these days of the pandemic, Chef Vimala has been doing more and more baking to add fresh bread as a special treat to send along with many of the meals. How appropriate that Bob’s Red Mill should be the one to recognize her contribution to the community!