Hoboken has its fair share of restaurants from cuisines around the world, and that includes Indian food. Curry Up Now, a fast-casual eatery chain located at 91 Washington Street, was one of those Hoboken Indian food staples: but we recently found out that this spot is permanently closed. Now, Dipped N’ Smashed — a new burger and build-your-own doughnut shop — will be taking its place. Read on for what we will miss about Curry Up Now and what we know about Dipped N’ Smashed taking over at 91 Washington Street in Hoboken.
About Curry Up Now + The Closure
Curry Up Now first opened up in the Mile Square back in January 2020 and was originally established in 2009 by Akash Kapoor and his wife Rana. What began as a California food truck, quickly turned into the largest and fastest-growing Indian fast-casual concept in the U.S., with multiple brick-and-mortar locations nationwide.
Fan favorites on the menu included Quesadillix (quesadillas), Sexy Fries, and the Naughty Naan. There were also tikka masala burritos and the Deconstructed Samosa, a dish described as “an inside out phenomenon loaded with chana, pico kachumber, chutneys, mini samosas.” The menu also featured Street Snacks — tacos, sweet potato fries, lamb samosas, Indian railway cutlets, dynamite Tangra wings, and more — street food, burritos (even a vegan one!), bowls, Thali platters, kids’ options, and more.
Curry Up Now currently has over 20 franchised and corporate stores sold and in varying stages of development.
What’s Next for 91 Washington Street
In Curry Up Now’s place comes an eatery called Dipped N’ Smashed, the sister spot of a Cliffside Park-based, build-your-own doughnut shop called Dipped Doughnuts. The Hoboken location will differ from its sister outpost with a menu featuring smashed burgers, hot dogs, and milkshakes, in addition to build-your-own doughnuts.
Although there is little information about the Dipped N’ Smashed menu at the moment, the BYO situation at Dipped Doughnuts is pretty serious: guests can choose one coating, one topping, and one drizzle for their doughnut, with each category having at least five options (but usually, more). There are also ice cream + milkshake offerings, many of which incorporate doughnuts in some way. You can browse the Dipped Doughnuts menu here, and see some of its doughnut creations on its Instagram.
We will keep you updated as more details come out surrounding the new spot taking over the former Curry Up Now location. If you’re interested in following along with Dipped N’ Smashed, you can sign up for email updates here.