It's Time Dallas Got an Indian-Food Truck

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Denise Castellucci
We need this.
Dear Potential Food Truck Entrepreneurs of Dallas,

Please, for the love of Krishna, start an Indian food truck. Please park outside my favorite bars late at night (Deep Ellum would be a good spot) so I can fill my neglected belly with your spicy flavorful goodness. There's just something about the warm essence of Indian food that's so comforting after a night of getting sloshed, yet sadly we remain a stranger to such delights, with Indian cuisine mostly relegated to the outlying suburbs and bargain basement-priced lunch buffets.

Please offer perfectly fragrant and fluffy basmati rice, the perfect sidekick to soak up spicy chicken tikka masala or lamb vindaloo. (That stuff holds up pretty well in steam tables for service, you know.)  Vegetarian options would be welcome -- I bet aloo curry or saag paneer would be excellent sellers.

Make your own pillowy fresh naan throughout the day, and consider also smearing it with cool-as-a-fan raita and tangy chutney, and using it as an edible blanket to wrap up spiced meats from your grill for tasty hand-held sandwiches. They'd be perfect for those hurried lunchers with their damn Bluetooth headsets in need of one-handed meals.

If you need further inspiration, you need only look three hours south to Austin, where a truck called Naan Stop (get it!?) roams the downtown streets, offering sustenance to intoxicated college kids and clubgoers after hours.  On a recent visit I feasted on hot, fresh Indian food from a styrofoam container at 3 a.m. after a few too many beers and couldn't have been happier.

A clever gimmicky name certainly wouldn't hurt, either. Kurry in a Hurry?  Bangla-Dash? Naan & On? Kebab 'n Weave? Rollin' Roti? Whatever you decide will be fine, I'm sure. Just don't leave me waiting too much longer; I don't know how many more late-night tacos I can handle.
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Bella Bells
Bella Bells

If there'll be one, I'm sure it'll be a hit! Oh, yeah, especially the curry! I love how turmeric makes it tastier. :)

twinwillow
twinwillow

How can you eat at an Indian food truck without a bathroom nearby?

just sayin'
just sayin'

I was actually thinking the exact same thing. I guess they would americanize the shit out of it (pun intended) and not sell the hot stuff. I like my Indian food spicy and sometimes that causes it to blow through me like a Japanese bullet train.

Myrandakae
Myrandakae

Yes please. I want me some spicy, buttery, fast, Indian foods.

ConstantIrritant
ConstantIrritant

Oooh yeah! A food truck with frybread! Oh wait. Never mind.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

The dot in me says yes please...send me some spicy curry

McDoom
McDoom

Indian food lovers should trek up to Murphy for some of the best Indian food no one appears to be trying, Spice House of India. Most of the time when we pop in its not so busy...sure hope that they can make it.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Bob's Burgers and Happy Endings have effectively mocked the punny food truck names, hopefully shaming food truck owners into submission.

Steak Me Home Tonight won't be topped.

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