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This week, we’re continuing our exploration of San Francisco food trucks with a stop at CurryUp Now, The Bay Area’s first Indian Street Food on a food truck, inspired from street foods in India and Indian foods popular in other parts of the world.

CurryUp Now brings the street foods of Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi, Chowpatty, Mumbai, New Market, Kolkatta, Nainital, and Uttarkhand to the San Francisco Bay Area, on three food trucks and a San Mateo, CA brick and mortar location.

They serve traditional foods that they grew up eating, as well as a few very creative fusion inspirations. Just visiting this truck gave us the feeling of authentic Indian cuisine – its bright, loud and energetic colors and multi-faceted design elements relate well to Indian fabrics and tile patterns that make you feel as though you’ve just stepped into a little piece of India. Their logo itself is reminiscent of Indian street food carts.

CurryUp Now offers a simple menu, consisting of “Deconstructed” Samosa, burritos, Kathi Rolls and “Sexy Fries.” The Sexy Fries are criss cut, sweet potato fries with queso, onions and choice of Chicken Tikka Masala (Fulton Valley organic chicken) or vegetarian Paneer Tikka Masala.

The Deconstructed Samosa at CurryUp Now is probably one of the most creative and unique Indian dishes we’ve ever tasted. A self-proclaimed “inside-out phenomenon,” the Deconstructed Samosa is made with Chana Masala (garbanzo beans), Pico De Gallo, Chutneys topped with 4 mini Samosa and a choice of Kadhai Chicken, Kadhai Paneer (non-melting farmer’s cheese), Aloo (potato), or Keema (ground Halal Beef) in an amazing inside-out presentation.

At $6.00, the Deconstructed Samosa would be a bargain at twice the price for the hearty portions CurryUp Now serves.

Generous servings of Methi Pulou (Turmeric and Fenugreek Basmati Rice), Chana Masala (Garbanzo Beans), onions and Fulton Valley Organic Chicken Breast Tikka Masala, wrapped in a morning fresh La Palma 12” flour tortilla make CurryUp Now’s Tikka Masala Chicken Burrito a fusion masterpiece and a meal for two at $8.00.

The service at CurryUp Now is exceptional. Our server was more than helpful in recommending dishes to try, and greeted us with a very pleasant attitude.

CurryUp Now also offers online as well as mobile pre-ordering, and delivery service.

Find CurryUp Now online at http://www.curryupnow.com, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/curryupnow, and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/CurryUpNow

Service: 4
Menu Selection: 4
Quality: 4.5
Creativity: 4.5
Price: 4
Overall Impression: 4.2
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Chris Ford is the founder of Stitches 'n Dishes and editor in chief with a passion for food, photography and travel. Chris is a Media Correspondent for the Food Network TV show, Eat St, a syndicated blogger, seasoned event organizer and promoter, a food critic, a marketing consultant and Social Media Marketing expert. Chris is also a fashion and entertainment photographer. When he's not dining on the sidewalk, he's snapping photos on the catwalk.