Now I’m not usually one for eating out at lunch. I tend to prefer my homemade leftovers, soup or thrown-together salads. But alas, inevitably we all get bored of the same old.
So when a treat is on the cards and a new eatery opens, lunch game in on.
WrapLab specialises in homemade gourmet wraps, with some seriously tempting filling options.
I eventually opted for the ‘Bang Bang Chicken’: Sliced Chicken / Peanut, Lime and Sweet Chilli Dressing / Spring Onion Mango / Gem Lettuce
Chopped mango added not only exotic tang but also that texture and LOADS of spring onion.
But I really, really enjoyed the WrapLab version, all scooped up in a giant wheat and white wrap with plenty of filling.
If I was to be REALLY picky, I would probs have chosen an alternative tortilla choice if offered or if I’d paid attention to the ‘choose your own’ option boards.
I also wouldn’t have gone for romaine lettuce – this just feels like something left in the bottom of my fridge that gets whacked in last minute. Unless it’s for a Caesar, then its romaine all the way.
The experience inside added to the eventual taste experience au desk – a scientifically themed ‘lab’ with all the tricks and trills to give you plenty to look at during your wait.
Freshly home made in front of you, the experience was a similar wait to a Subway, but less pressure and awkwardness in waiting away from the counter. And obviously generally more fresh and appealing.
I also liked the addition of the lemon and berry water on offer to customers – really nice alternative which feels like a treat.
I was also very content carrying the sturdy, premium-feeling paper bag back to the office (and it’s 100% compostable and disposable 😉).
So actually yes, I will (probably) be back, when I want to treat myself to a £5 lunch again (and go all out on the meal deal at £6 and add crisps and a drink – crazy).
[Updated 24/01/17] As my boss later disappointingly found out, Wraplab have taken the Crayfish Cocktail from the menu AND the poached salmon and, oddly, turkey options are at a £1 surcharge… You have been warned lunch monsters.
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Paid £4.95 in full for my wrap.