Ruta Smith

Warren Street Indian restaurant Coterie will join nearly 30 restaurants nationwide in support of the COVID-19 relief efforts in India. From May 23-29, each restaurant participating in One Billion Breaths will “sell a unique meal that will be priced at $86, the cost to provide 10kg of oxygen on the ground in India,” a press release said. 

Coterie is closed Sundays, but starting May 24, it will offer a “Thali for Two” that comes with a cocktail, owner Jeremy Buck told the City Paper. A “thali” is a round platter filled with an assortment of Indian curries and small plates, and 100% of the proceeds from the meal will be donated to One Billion Breaths’ aid partners — Give India Oxygen and Oxygen for India — who are on the ground in India. New York City’s Rahi, Atlanta’s Chai Pani, Portland’s Bhuna and Miami’s Ghee Indian Kitchen are some of the other restaurants participating in One Billion Breaths, which hopes to raise $250,000. 

“We are thrilled to be mentioned on a list with the best Indian restaurants in the world, but it is even better to be a part of this important cause of helping India breathe in this crisis,” Buck said. 

For more information or to donate to One Billion Breaths, visit

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