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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.
Southwest corner of Sixth Avenue and West 46th Street, New York NY 10036 (map)
biryanicart.com (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.