Now open in Oakland is CURRY UP NOW’s first East Bay location, adjacent to The New Parish, with 50 seats inside and 16 outside. Come by for their playful spins on Indian street food, like a tikka masala burrito and deconstructed samosa. They also serve classic street food dishes like bhel puri (puffed rice, potato garbanzo mash, cucumber) and two of my favorites, vada pav (mashed potato fritter sandwiched between an Amul buttered bun) and pav bhaji (a Mumbai slider with a mash of cauliflower, beans, carrots, potatoes, and peas).
New to the menu are kofta fauja singh (chicken or lamb kofta meatballs), Indian railway cutlet (schnitzel-like cutlet of crumb fried Maggi masala noodle and vegetables with sriracha aioli), and kababpav (chicken or lamb kofta meatballs on a Amul buttered bun with onions, chutney, hot sauce, and chips). Dine in or do takeout (off-premise catering is also available). Dishes range from $5.50 to $15. Beer, wine, and sangria are also served. Open daily 11am-9pm, with possible late night hours after New Parish events. 1745 San Pablo Ave. at 18th St., Oakland.
A look at the new Curry Up Now in Oakland. Photo courtesy of CUN.