A fun walk shadowing Richie as he makes a part of his rounds on North Pleasant Street.
Some of the scenes of the business community in downtown Amherst. Many businesses are family-owned and operated. Some have been in business for over 100 years.
The Amherst Inn
Winner of 2017 Best B&B in Massachusetts by Yankee Magazine's Best of New England Guide and 2015 winner of Best in New England. Ann King and Alan Zieminski have transformed this historic home into a beautiful place to stay. They have always paid employees a decent living wage acknowledging and valuing their role in making guests' experiences exceptional.
Kunga Gyaltsen of Himalaya Friend's Corner
This restaurant opened in the fall of 2016 offering traditional dishes from Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan. Co-owner Kunga Gyaltsen is from Tibet and strives to carry authentic, organic spices and ingredients from the Himalayan region. He has introduced vegan dishes and offers organic yak meat, high in Omega 3 oil to the menu. The setting is restorative and Kunga cooks each dish to order with the freshest ingredients, nothing is pre-packaged. HImalayan Superfoods like millet and Bhutanese red rice or dhan. Excellent Tibetan bone broth soups and fusion style curries, chow meins, and friend rice make the menu diverse but accessible.