I don’t eat wraps enough. I really should. Not because they are ‘healthy’ – the reason why I didn’t eat wraps was because I thought that they’d be too healthy and boring – but because, as I learned from a recent trip to Crave India, they can be awesome. The latter is a small shop located on Granville Street serving up a small menu of popular Indian dishes. Even though they have a few seats, most of the people get takeout from here. During my visit, I had a Veggie Samosa, Butter Chicken on Rice Bowl, and Chicken Naan Wrap.
Veggie Samosa ($1.75):
The samosas aren’t made on order, and the one that I received was wram, but not hot. However, it was still quite tasty, and contained a nice amount of spiced potatoes. The surrounding pastry was also crisp and had a nice flakiness that I quite enjoyed.
Curry on Rice Bowl (Butter Chicken, $8):
The curry contained several large pieces of butter chicken. They appear to use at least some dark meat, which was naturally more tender and juicy. The sauce was thick, creamy and quite flavourful, with just enough heat to make me sweat a bit. The basmati rice was also well-cooked and maintained a nice bit of chew even after being covered by the sauce. The portion size was not very big – more of a snack than a meal – but since it’s $8, I can’t really complain.
Chicken Naan Wrap ($8):
The wrap was filled with masala chicken, lettuce and some other vegetables. I freaking LOVED this. The naan was warm and fresh and was filled with tender pieces of chicken that were coated in a delicious curry sauce. The lettuce and other vegetables were fresh and crisp. The wrap did get a little soggy from all the sauce, but was still delicious. It was also a pretty generous size, and well worth the $8.
I really enjoyed the food at Crave India, in particular their naan wrap, which has really made me rethink my current view on wraps. The prices are also more than reasonable. All in all, this is a place that I’d highly recommend checking out.