Decent vegan options/all curries are GF
Posted on 09 / 20 / 2013
I called the restaurant before heading over. The gentleman who answered the phone (owner?) did not speak English well and seemed confused by my questions. He put another man on the phone who assured me that the around 60% of their vegetable dishes were vegan.
When we arrived, the 2nd man I had spoken to on the phone seated us. He asked if we were the ones who had called. He was very helpful regarding ingredients. He said that most of the vegetable dishes (except 2-3) could be prepared vegan. We ordered straight vegan options: channa masala (spicy chickpeas), alu saag (spinach/potato), and an okra dish (cannot remember name). A traveling companion eats gluten-free, so hearing that all the curries are GF was good news.
The food was terrific--especially the okra dish. The okra was not slimy--it had a lot of texture and was the highlight of the meal for me. The spinach/potato dish was good, but a bit boring. Channa masala is one of my 'go-to' dishes and the version at Everest was tasty. Our omnivore companions enjoyed their food as well. And, the food was served with a lot of rice.
I would recommend this restaurant. It's a typical ethnic restaurant--kind of a 'hole in the wall.' When we entered (Wednesday before 6pm), there were already a lot of customers. The location (next to a gas station) leaves a lot to be desired. But, it was conveniently near the road to Mt Rushmore.
NOTE: If you are traveling, the restaurant offers plastic containers with tight lids for leftovers. We had some of the 'extras' for lunch the next day.
Lots of vegan/vegetarian options, Curries are GF, On the way to Mt Rushmore
Location, Kind of a 'dive,' but didn't bother me