Mandala Cafe is a nonprofit organization committed to providing access, dignity, and compassion around issues of food and employment.
Revenue is invested in providing culinary job training and part-time jobs to individuals in need, including refugees, veterans, and those experiencing homelessness.
Adults, Families, Youth
Tour takes place rain or shine (tour itinerary might be modified in case of inclement weather)
1 to 6
Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)
Clothing & Equipment
Embark on an immersive culinary adventure with Mandala Cafe! Join cafe founder Daiken and a veteran who has experienced homelessness for a unique cooking class. Discover a new recipe and prepare a tasty meal to be served to local people in need. Then, sit down and enjoy the meal you prepared alongside guests from the neighborhood. Through this experience, help foster compassion in your community while honing your cooking skills and fighting the stigma of homelessness.
88 St Nicholas Avenue, New York, New York, United States
The tour start address is 5 minutes from the 116th Street stop on the 2/3 or B/C lines.
To provide access, dignity, and mutuality around issues of food and employment.
Culinary training and job development
Proving part-time employment through catering
Weekly meal offering