As you walk by the Himalayan Kitchen at the intersection of Summer and Bow streets in Union Square, the smell of Nepali and Indian spices and the rich flavors of the cuisine are as inviting as the restaurant’s host — Jeremy “Jay” Lockett.
Jay’s American. Half Jewish and half-Black, Jay grew up influenced by his mom, who owned a catering business, to be warm and welcoming. So you’re probably thinking … how does an American guy start working at a Nepali restaurant?
Well, just over 10 years ago, while working at a convenience store, Jay met his future wife, Rabeena.