Masala Wrap is a fast casual Indian restaurant in Morrisville that just got on my radar.
The owners describe the restaurant, which opened last fall, as the Chipotle of Indian food and believe it is the first of its kind in North Carolina. Similar concepts have cropped up in larger metropolitan areas, like New York and California.
Co-owner Kunal Parikh explained that he and his two partners, who all work in the information technology business, wanted to offer a fresher, lighter version of Indian food in an American way.
Like at a Subway restaurant, customers approach the counter and start choosing their options. They choose their base: wrap, rice or salad. They choose their protein: chicken, lamb, potatoes, paneer, chole (chick peas) or egg bhurji (scrambled eggs). They choose their veggies: bell peppers, onions, lettuce, tomato or cucumber. They choose from five chutneys or sauces: spicy mint, mint yogurt, savory garlic, sweet date and masala mayo. Prices range from $6.99-$7.49.
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They also offer several sides, including samosas and “masala fries,” which uses a house-made spice blend and Parikh said are among their most popular items.
It is right next door to Taipei Cafe at 9825 Chapel Hill Road, Morrisville. Hours: 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Sunday.