While increasing concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus spreads across Maryland, the country, and the world, the closing of schools, restaurants, bars, gyms, and theatres is hitting Marylanders hard. But, something special is happening on the Eastern Shore. Restaurant owner, Rohit Shinde, of Bombay Tadka, is responding by helping those in our community who are in desperate need, living paycheck to paycheck, or finding themselves without a job during this crisis.
Shinde operates Bombay Tadka Indian restaurant at locations in Cambridge and, more recently, Easton. He immigrated to the US from Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India four years ago. He opened Bombay Tadka by himself at 1721 Race Street in Cambridge, making quite an impression on the locals by offering delectable Indian cuisine in a market that lacks international food. Regular patrons turned good friends, Scott and Tammy Saunders, helped Shinde open his Easton location at 508 Idlewild Avenue at the end of 2019 where Bombay Tadka became an instant sensation. He now has friends that help him run the two restaurants.
Like other restaurants, they are unable to provide sit down service to customers during the Coronavirus pandemic, so they are offering curbside, carryout, and delivery service. According to Shinde, “I come from a small family, and I know that times are difficult. I want to help make things better for people again by helping to ease their suffering.” He added, “Good Karma is about intention. If your intention is good, and your actions are good, then good will be returned to you in this life or the next.” That’s why both Bombay Tadka locations are offering “Good Karma Specials” to those in need. Beginning immediately until further notice, for every TWO entrees customers purchase from Bombay Tadka, Shinde will set aside one “Good Karma Special” to give to neighbors in need, FREE OF CHARGE. If, when customers order, they would like to donate additional “Good Karma Specials” for a neighbor, you may add $10 to your order to “pay it forward,” and they will add it to the specials available to give away.
Shinde adds, “If you know anyone who is need, please direct them to us. They may call as a regular carryout customer, and all they need to do is give their name and ask for today’s ‘Good Karma Special,’ and then pick it up like any other carryout order at our restaurants.”
“My wife and I are thrilled to support Rohit, and hope more of our friends and neighbors will join us by donating ‘Good Karma Specials’ to help Rohit feed people who may otherwise go without a meal during this time,” said Scott Saunders.
Visit or call Bombay Tadka at 1721 Race Street in Cambridge, 443-515-0853 and at 508 Idlewild Avenue in Easton, 443-746-2135. For more information, visit www.bombaytadkamd.com, or email [email protected].
You don’t have to believe in Karma to make a donation, or to get a much-needed meal for you or your family, but you may find the principle is alive and well, right here in our community. Namaste.
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