Filled, Rolled, Grilled: Local, Delicious Wrap Sandwiches

By: Toni Cunningham | June 6, 2014
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Sandwiches will always be a noontime staple, and there’s a very good chance you’ll find various types on most restaurant menus. When you’re looking to switch things up from the plain ‘ol white bread sandwich of lunches past, you’ve got plenty of options. A tasty, light and summery option is the wrap sandwich. Just like bread, wraps come in various flavors, including white, wheat, spinach, and even tomato!

When hunger strikes, head to one of the following Metro Detroit restaurants for a wrap sandwich that will satisfy your stomach and wallet:

Hermann’s Olde Town Grille, 195 W. Liberty St., Plymouth Twp., has half a dozen wrap sandwiches on its menu, all of which are served with a side of chips. Your options include a Turkey Pesto Wrap (with shaved smoked turkey, asiago cheese, pesto, lettuce and tomato wrapped in lawash), Greek Wrap (with mixed greens, Kalamata olives, hot peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, feta cheese and Greek dressing) and Chicken BBQ Wrap (with chicken tender pieces, red onion, bacon, romaine lettuce, cheddar jack cheese, tomato and barbecue ranch dressing).

If you wish, you can add fries, hummus and pita, onion straws or sweet potato fries for an additional charge.

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Bucharest Grill, 2040 Park Ave., Detroit, is where locals flock for chicken Shawarma, but if you’re like me, you don’t always like to order the same thing every single time you go somewhere. Adventure is the spice of life! Next time, try one of Bucharest Grill’s wraps.

There are three wraps on the menu, including the Falafel Wrap (with tomatoes, onions, green pepper, feta cheese, cucumber, hummus and falafel), Reuben Wrap (a classic Reuben wrapped in a pita) and Breakfast Wrap (with tomato, cucumber, peppers, onions, Bulgarian goat cheese, fries and a fried egg). With an order of fries or a side salad, you’ve got a great lunch on your hands!

Frank Street Bakery, 420 E. Frank St., Birmingham, makes all of its wrap sandwiches to order, and there are several tasty options to choose from. The wraps are packed with simple and fresh ingredients, so it’s a lunch that will comply with your diet regiment.

Wraps on the menu include the Chicken Breast with Veggies (with grilled asparagus, artichoke hearts, green pepper, lettuce, tomato, cucumbers, onions and seasoning), Roast Beef (with Swiss cheese and American cheese, Thousand Island dressing and sautéed onions) and Turkey Bacon (with provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato and honey mustard), as well as a few others.

Ironwood Grill, 840 W. Ann Arbor Trail, Plymouth, has a menu that I could probably recite, quite accurately, by heart. Yes, I am somewhat of a regular, especially during the summer months. The restaurant has got some delicious wrap sandwiches, including the Hummus Veggie Wrap (with garlic hummus, shredded carrots, cucumbers, red onions, tomatoes, shredded lettuce and grilled asparagus), Buffalo Chicken Wrap (with chicken tenders tossed with buffalo sauce, topped with lettuce, tomatoes, cheddar jack cheese and ranch dressing), Chicken Caesar Wrap (with marinated grilled chicken, romaine lettuce, shredded parmesan and Caesar dressing) and Ironwood Wrap (with sliced smoked turkey, shredded lettuce, tomato, swiss cheese, apple smoked bacon and avocado mayo).

With a side of regular or sweet potato fries, you’ll be a happy camper.

Bloomfield Deli & Catering, 71 W. Long Lake Rd., Bloomfield Hills, has both cold and grilled wraps on its menu, and I’ve been told that the latter are simply out of this world.

If you’re on the go and need to throw your lunch in the fridge, cold wraps include varieties like a Tasty Turkey Wrap, Bloomfield Vegetarian Wrap and Super Lean Turkey Wrap. I have been recommended the grilled California Wrap (grilled chicken breast with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, bacon, cheddar cheese, mayo and avocado) and Chicken Caesar Wrap (grilled chicken breast with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, Parmesan cheese and Caesar dressing). Additional grilled wraps include the Chicken Bleu Wrap, Michigan Cherry Chicken Wrap and Bloomfield Roller Wrap.

Nassau Grill & Bar, 15095 N. Sheldon Rd., Plymouth Twp., has a great menu and an atmosphere that almost makes you think you’re in the Bahamas… almost. The Chicken Caesar Roll Up is essentially a Chicken Caesar salad rolled up into a flatbread, and the Fried Chicken Roll Up (with fried chicken breast, lettuce, tomato, cheese and ranch/Dijon mix) is another great choice.

If you’re a vegetarian or simply sticking with Meatless Mondays, try the Veggie Wrap, a good-for-you choice packed with green pepper, broccoli, onions, sautéed mushrooms, Goat cheese, guacamole, cilantro lime dressing, lettuce and tomato, wrapped in a sun-dried tomato flatbread.

The only thing that could make any of the above wrap sandwiches any better would be enjoying it al fresco in this beautiful 80-degree weather! Enjoy.