Back in September, we found out that fast-casual Indian restaurant Curry Up Now had permanently closed its doors at 91 Washington Street in Hoboken. In its place comes a new doughnut and burger spot called Dipped N’ Smashed. As of 11AM on Saturday, December 16th, the spot has soft-opened in the Mile Square. Read on for what we know about Dipped N’ Smashed opening in Hoboken, New Jersey.
About Dipped N’ Smashed
Dipped N’ Smashed is the sister spot of a Cliffside Park-based, build-your-own doughnut shop called Dipped Doughnuts. The Hoboken location differs from its sister outpost with a menu featuring smashed burgers, hot dogs, and milkshakes, in addition to build-your-own doughnuts.
The BYO situation at Dipped Doughnuts is pretty serious, and we expect to see the same at Dipped N’ Smashed. 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.
What Was There Before: Curry Up Now
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.