At Lunch Now: Chapati Roll Chef is Back with New Menu Items and Something for the East Side
I guess it’s an Indian food kind of day… first Indus Express and now this. The “Chef” (on the right) of the Chapati Roll/Biriyani Cart (46th & 6th Ave.), has returned after two and a half months in Bangladesh, and as promised there’s some new stuff to talk about. Let’s get the bad news out of the way first… two Kati Rolls/Chapati rolls are now $5 ($6 for lamb). $4 was a ridiculously low price, so I don’t begrudge the cart a little price increase…
Now on to the good news… they’ve added a fifth kind of Chapati Roll to their menu- the vegetarian Aloo Gobi roll (curried potatoes and cauliflower). I’ve been on a big cauliflower kick since having this sandwich 6 months ago, so I’m excited to try this. They’ve also added the chicken tikka masala and biriyani to the permanent menu, items previously only available as specials on certain days.
On the seafood front, there is now a salmon dish (presumably to compete with the Kwik Meal Cart’s fish platter). And even more items are in the works, including shami kebabs (made from ground up lamb or chicken), and chapli kebabs (made from ground up beef).
A shot of the menu, plus the big news for Chapati Roll lovers on the East side, after the jump…
I think that’s my Chapati roll photo they used (I’m a published photographer!), but more important than that is the part at the bottom of the sign. “Coming soon with new selection & location.”
That’s right, a second Chapati Roll cart is in the works, and they’re planning on rolling it out somewhere on Park Ave. (possibly on 49th St.?) as soon as they get the permits. As soon as they’re up and running, I’ll let you know where.