Sandwich: From lettuce wraps to vada pav
2016: Lettuce Wraps
In 2016, carb-fearing guys started wrapping everything they used to wrap in a bun or tortilla, in lettuce leaves. It’s a nice idea—some of us think the bland bun detracts from the more flavorful meat and fillings anyway—but it kind of negates the point if you just end up eating more fries.
2017: Vada Pav
This Indian street snack is a spiced potato fritter on a bun. Think veggie burger, but fresh and vibrant, not dull and pasty. Says chef Vijay Sadhu of Dallas’ Cook Hall, “We called them Desi Burgers and would buy them from street vendors. They’re great with mint chutney.” To further lighten it up, use thin slices of whole-grain bread…or hey, wrap it in a lettuce leaf!
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