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Indian Food Truck

Posted by DID 27 Oct 2010 7 Comments

So it’s a long time coming and by now most of our readers have probably checked it out for themselves, but a CD review of the big red Indian Truck/Bus seemed essential for the complete Durham coverage we strive for here on Carpe Durham.

We’ve eaten there a few times and enjoyed everything we’ve had, especially the Chicken Curry and Chicken Tikka Masala. The Naan has been a little skimpy and limp, but other than that no complaints. The menu varies but the regulars seem to be the chicken dishes, Saag Paneer, Chana Dal and Beef Curry. I’ve also seen Somosas and Dosas on the menu, but more rarely. Prices can range from $7-$10 and the portions are large. He also is trying to offer Indian Tacos for $3.

The bus seems to have found a home in the parking lot of Nice Price Books on Broad St. He’s there most nights, but no guarantees and he isn’t as good as some of the other trucks about updating his twitter feed.

Apparently the owner, Michael Gomes, has worked at Sitar, owned A Taste of India in Raleigh and helped open the Kebab and Curry shop on Club. The big red bus is a welcome site around Durham and a nice addition for the mobile food scene.

The Indian Bus is also a good stop before heading to Fullsteam, which with its picnic tables and community center vibe, seems the ideal place to consume food truck eats. (Fullsteam’s crowded bar is where these pics were taken, hence the fuzzy, not great quality – more pics to come.)

Limited menu and contact info: http://sites.google.com/site/indianfoodtruck/

On Twitter

Note: Indian Food Truck has a new vehicle.


  • MEZ said:

    Finally, the CD post on this food truck! I do hope to visit it someday, and now that I know a general location for spotting it, I will be more motivated.


  • Amy said:

    Aren’t those parathas, not Naan?


  • DID (author) said:

    This is what we were given when we ordered naan. It didn’t seemed fried like parathas, but maybe. Would definitely be easier to make parathas on a truck.


  • Joe said:

    Good lord that looks and sounds delicious. I wonder if he delivers? The company I work at, SciMed Solutions, has weekly lunches. We usually just get food from 9th Street Bakery, but it’d be great if we could get this guy to show up!


  • DID (author) said:

    Bet so – most of the trucks are into showing up at bis. for lunch. The number for the red bus is 452-1074


  • Bookstore Review: Nice Price Books – Durham, NC | Dusky Literati said:

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  • bulldurham said:

    food truck is out of commision :( & is no more


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