Everest Cafe

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Good morning! I hope you’re having a wonderful Friday. Can you believe it’s May already? This year is just flying by! I’m in an especially good mood, because tomorrow I leave for a trip to sunny California! I can’t wait to eat lots of delicious food and run in the OC Half Marathon! Smile

Enough about trips. Let’s talk about food!

A few weeks ago I went to Everest Café with some friends for an early dinner.

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This cozy restaurant is located in the Forest Park Southeast neighborhood of St. Louis. It’s more commonly referred to as The Grove.

I arrived a bit early, so I flipped through the menu and soaked in the atmosphere as I waited for everyone to arrive.

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Soon enough, friends started to arrive!

 

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Time to eat. Smile

Some pappadum arrived first, along with some sort of dipping sauce. I’m assuming it was some sort of chutney.

 

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Honestly? The rest of the table scarfed this stuff down, but I’ve never been a huge fan of pappadum, and this was no different. It’s really tasteless to me. If I’m going to fill my belly with food, it better be full of flavor! I don’t want to waste any precious room in my stomach. Smile

Anyway, for my entrée, I went with the hot and spicy Chili Chicken.

 

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It consisted of boneless chicken sauteed with hot chili peppers, onions, green peppers, and cilantro.

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I was a huge fan of this! The chicken was definitely spicy, but it wasn’t so strong that it overpowered the other flavors. I enjoyed the contrasting textures of this dish as well — the tender chicken, the crunchy green peppers, the soft onions – it all worked wonderfully.

Service at Everest Café was friendly and fast, especially considering the size of our group. At the end of our meal, they brought out complimentary chai tea for everyone.

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Boy do I love chai. It was piping hot, and it was perfectly creamy, rich, and a little spicy. So good!

The owner of Everest Café, Dr. Devi Gurung States, has a strong commitment to healthy, high-quality food. No processed food, butter, or cream are used to prepare any of the meals on the menu. All of the produce used in the dishes are fresh and organic. Dr. States believes that diet is an important factor in preventing disease and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and it’s evident in the dishes that are on the menu. Yay for healthy eating! Smile

I would definitely recommend Everest Café. I can’t wait to come back again; I hear that their lunch buffet is to die for. Smile

See you next week!

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  • Danie

    Everest is certainly one of my favorite restaurants in St. Louis! I’m glad they have gotten a good following over the years. Dr. States used to offer free health screenings when the restaurant first opened, but I didn’t notice any signs of this the last time I was there. He’s a wonderful person <3

    • OffTheEatenPathSTL

      That would be neat if he still offered the free health screenings!