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Yes, we really do love the kati rolls at Biryani Cart in Midtown. The Spicy Buradi ($3) comes with either chicken or lamb, but we endorse the latter, which stands up well against the not-too-spicy mint-habanero sauce that moistens the wrap sandwich. The meat here is gyro-style: minced, highly seasoned and shaped into a large mass, then cooked vertically on a rotisserie and chopped. This kind of meat can be variable in flavor and texture, with the worst examples being under- (or over-) salted and bone-dry. Luckily, Biryani Cart's version is moist, tender and perfectly seasoned. It's a hearty (but not heavy) lunch option perfect for driving away those office worker blues.

Biryani Cart

Southwest corner of Sixth Avenue and West 46th Street, New York NY 10036 (map)
map (Caution: low-budget website with visually assaulting color scheme and Kenny Loggins-ish music theme. Click at your own risk)

About the author: Lauren Rothman is a Serious Eats intern, a freelance catering chef, and an obsessive chronicler of all things culinary. Try the original recipes on her blog, For the Love of Food, and follow her on Twitter @Lochina186.


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