Food Bytes: It’s A Wrap-n-roll Party Across Mumbai As We Celebrate The City’s Love Affair With The Fast Food Wonder

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That's a wrap!Very rarely does this happen to me, but I had an epiphany of sorts the other day while watching a reality show on television. The show was Top Chef: Masters on AXN and one other contestants was the world famous Floyd Cardoz, the celebrated founding chef and partner of Tabla restaurant in NYC who is also a self-proclaimed Mumbai boy having grown up here. The challenge he and his co-contestants were battling for was to see who could come up with a unique wrap in less than 10 minutes. And guess what? Chef Cardoz won the challenge and his winning wrap was an homage to our very own humble and typically Mumbai ishtyle Frankie!

That’s when I decided that it was time our unsung spicy-meat-and-veggies-enrobed-in-a-flatbread heroes needed a ballad of love sang out aloud to them. So, there’s a tribute to the ubiquitous Mumbai wraps and rolls that have been feeding our ravenous appetites when our budgets are tight and time in short supply…

Tibbs
TibbsI’ve never known anyone who could resist a bite out of the yummy Frankie (Rs 55 to 80) that has been dished out by Tibbs for decades now in their signature candy striped paper pouches. The soft egg-smeared maida roti along with their secret dry spice powder (that I suspect has copious amounts dried mango powder in it!) and the spicy chicken, mutton or veggie filling topped with chopped raw onions truly is a thing of beauty and one of the first things I rush to gourmandize every time I come back from my long travel spells. Over the years they have introduced varieties like the Schezwan and the tawa Frankie, but for me the original mutton one trumps all into oblivion.

Where:
* Dadar West: Near Bal Mohan High School, Shivaji Park. Call, +91 9769105791, +91 9324892983
* Fort: 113, WH Marg, Bazargate Corner, Next to Hotel Shivala, Opposite CST Main Station. Call, 022 22621856, +91 9819079372
* Matunga West: 143, Inside Oxy Cafe, Krishna Kunj Apartments, Near Ruparel College, SB Marg. Call, 022 24323355
(also at 28 other locations in the city)

Faaso’s
FaasosA relatively new entrant on the scene, Faaso’s is slowing making a place for itself as a purveyor of very tasty wraps (Rs 35 to 120). Their wraps cater to all appetites from the light bite wraps (I ‘heart’ the egg-potato and the veg bhuna!) to the very generously stuffed prawn tikka wrap. Do make it a point to try out the cheesy corn salsa wrap and the BBQ chicken wrap that are delectable. The choice of breads here include parathas, whole wheat rotis and a whole wheat lachcha paratha. And for those too lazy to go down to one of their many outlets and kiosks, you can avail of their very prompt home delivery service.

Where:
* Powai: 1st Floor, Galleria Shopping Centre, Hiranandani Gardens. Call, 022 30932023
* Bandra west: 5, Shakti Raj CHS, Next to Gold Gym, 13/B, Pali Road, Pali Hill. Call, 022 30932027
* Lower Parel: 3, Fergussion Road, Kolichawl 1, Opposite Peninsula Corporate Park. Call, 022 30932025
(also at 30 other locations in the city)

Torrp It Up
Torrp It UpAlthough they prefer to highlight their ‘torrps’ (whatever they are?), Torrp It Up does a very interesting selection of wraps (Rs 80 to 140) as well that include the roast potato wrap, the onion gravy wrap, the roast chicken wrap. The Thai chicken wrap and the Mediterranean veggie wrap add a nice international touch to their selection. I’m slowly warming up to this one, but I do find the rather spicy chicken kheema wrap the perfect antidote to beat the monsoon blues and blocked noses!

Where:
* Bandra West: 8/A, Ground Floor, Gagangiri Premises Co-Operative Society Ltd, Carter Road, Khar Road. Call, 022 30932030
* Andheri Lokhandwala: 1, Shiv Sadan CHS, Next to McDonalds, Lokhandwala Complex.
* Ghatkopar West: Food Court, R City Mall, LBS Marg. Call, 022 67656525
(also at 2 other locations in the city)

Wraps & Rolls
Wraps & RollsWith a branch just down the road from where I live, Wraps & Rolls is my go-to joint whenever the munchies attack. The bright yellow interiors of the outlets mirror the fun selection of wraps and rolls (Rs 75 to 150) that include the New York potato wrap, the Indonesian sambal wrap and the Moroccan chicken wrap. But if there is one wrap that defines this place then it would have to be the smoky chicken-n-cheese wrap that is full of flavour and very, very filling. They even have a nice selection of flatbreads to build your own wrap like the Arabic pita, the whole wheat roomali and the spinach wheat roomali.

Where:
* Khar West: Along Linking Road. Call, 022 24972578
* Andheri Lokhandwala: 2nd Floor, Infiniti Mall, New Link Road. Call, +91 9870666079
* Goregaon East: 2nd Floor, Oberoi Mall. Call, 022 24972578, +91 9870666086
(also at 3 other locations in the city)

So, what’s your favourite wrap-n-roll?

A few pictures of the dishes may be for representational purposes only.
Pics courtesy: www.therestaurantfairy.com, www.socialsamosa.com, www.classifieds.mybandra.com, www.zomato.com and Torrp it Up

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Raul Dias

Raul Dias
Lists travel, food and luxury as the tantalizing trifecta that defines him. When he’s not travelling, eating or getting pampered at a spa, you'll find him assaulting his notebook's keyboard with a feral vengeance, churning out what he hopes are intelligent, informative and entertaining stories.
  • Kimaya

    you forgot Bademiyan and Ayubs!!

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