Tan-Durm Food Truck – Indian Food on the Move

The abundance of food trucks in the Triangle area is plentiful and the demand is only growing.  These delicious meals-on-wheels options are great because they serve up quality food fast, which is perfect during the lunch rush or after hours post bar-hopping.  Our new Food On The Move Directory will feature a new food truck each time so you can get a feel for all cuisines available here in the Triangle in a mobile format!  We will include just enough information on each food truck to give you a “quick bite” that we hope will inspire you to track them down and try their food for yourself.  This time around we are featuring Tan-Durm, a food truck serving up Indian Food that is accessible and exciting to everyone.

Who runs the truck?

Tan-Durm Food Truck is run by BJ Patel, who also owns Kasturi Indian Cuisine in Greenville.  He partners with friend Nick Singh with the common goal of getting everyone to try Indian food.  They aim to make Indian Cuisine accessible and appealing to everyone.  BJ is also partnering with his friends Rhys Botica and Malacky Noone, owners of Bull McCabe’s Pub in Durham.  They are working together to bring a British-Indian London style gastro-pub to downtown Durham called The Viceroy.  Look out for more information on their new project!

Why did you choose Tan-Durm?

BJ Patel opened Tan-Durm in 2015 after having a vision to open an Indian restaurant in Durham.  After searching for a long time and never coming across the perfect location, Patel came across a food truck online and took the plunge.  His vision was to bring Indian food to people around the Triangle who might not normally get to try it.  In order to spread their vision, Tan-Durm travels to local breweries and pubs in the area to share their food with people all around the Triangle. 



What items are they cooking up?

Tan-Durm serves a variety of both classic Indian dishes and fun twists on the traditional.  Signature dishes you’ll find at the truck include samosas, naan bread, kabobs, wraps, and sampler plates.  Some of the fun twists they serve up include Chicken Naan Pizza, Masala Mac and Cheese, and Chicken Masala Waffles.

When and Where can I find their truck?

You can check in on their Facebook and Twitter to see where the truck is each day.

 What’s the price range of the menu?

Side items start at around $3 and entrees range from $6-$13.


Photo courtesy of Tan-Durm.

Melissa Guido is a currently a dietetic intern in the Triangle area.  She studied nutrition at NC State and Meredith College.  Her favorite part about nutrition is showing people that healthy food can be exciting and delicious.  Melissa loves traveling and learning about how food fits into different cultures.  In her free time she loves trying new restaurants, cooking, and obsessing over her dogs.  Follow her on Instagram @made2order and at www.madeorder.wordpress.com.

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