Launch Event: Wrap Lab, Great Western Arcade

The family run business, Wrap Lab, is a fresh and healthy fast food concept located in the Great Western Arcade. Having spotted a gap in the market for a health focused fast food eatery, the Gupta family called upon the wisdom of award-winning chef, Steve Love, to create unique flavoured wraps with freshly prepared, locally sourced ingredients. Decorated to look like a school laboratory, the Gupta family even serve you wraps in their laboratory coats!

Wrap lab serves salads, sides (including the delicious 12 acre popcorn) and of course the main event, wraps. In addition, they offer freshly brewed tea, coffee, juice and smoothies. I was given the option to have a go at creating my own wrap and went for the Lamb Superfood, a delicious concoction of braised lamb, minted yoghurt, pomegranate sauce, pumpkin seeds and salad leaves. Along with the classics such as Genius Caesar, their take on a caesar salad wrap, other notable options on the menu include the 92° Salmon featuring poached salmon, wasabi mayonnaise, seaweed sheets, cucumber and spring onion in a spinach wrap as well as the Beefed up Tex Mex consisting of braised beef, chilli kidney beans, tex mex relish, smoked applewood cheese, avocado and gem lettuce in a black pepper wrap. Wrap Lab also caters to dietary requirements with wrap options that are gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan. None of those take your fancy? You can design your own with their huge variety of ingredients. Each wrap is sold in biodegradable packaging, reflecting Wrap Lab’s ethos of protecting the environment.

Overall, at approximately £4.95, the wraps are slightly on the dear side. However, if you compare this independent eatery to the closest chain, Subway, the price point makes sense. You certainly get what you pay for in terms of size and fresh quality ingredients. The portion sizes are indeed generous, certainly big enough for dinner! You are also able to see all the nutritional information on the website.

Details: Wrap Lab, Unit 3, Great Western Arcade, Colmore Row, B2 5HU. Tel: 07463 682510

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