New Deli or New Delhi? Google Employees Get Jewish-Indian Food Mashup

Corned beef biryani, 'everything' naan and Bombay kugel - what happens when Jewish food and Indian food meet.

The New York Delhi food truck at Google's Mountain View, California headquarters.
Courtesy of The Whole Cart

The menu at the Googolplex is getting two new Jewish-style options — traditional Jewish deli foods, and not-so-traditional Jewish-Indian deli foods.

Old World Delicatessen and New York Delhi are two out of 12 new food trucks serving the Googleplex, Google’s massive Mountain View, California office compound. The trucks are run by The Whole Cart, and join the 30 or so cafes already providing meals to Google employees for free. 

The offerings at Old World Delicatessen are pretty much what you’d expect — classic Jewish deli sandwiches, including a vegetarian option.  

The New York Delhi food truck at Google's Mountain View, California headquarters.
Courtesy of The Whole Cart

New York Delhi is where things get interesting. The concept was inspired by the name, admits the truck’s creator, Daniel Azarkman, to Jweekly. Offerings include corned beef biryani, which includes corned beef brisket, fried egg and basmati rice; a Reuben Mehta, which includes corned lamb, cilantro raita and a challah bun; and an “everything” naan topped with smoked salmon and seasoned with palak paneer. There's also a Bombay kugel, which mixes Indian spiced ground lamb with egg noodles. 
 
Other trucks are just as creative — one fuses American Southern cuisine with the Far East.