Indian cuisine is traditionally revered for its flavorful spice combinations and creamy curries, but in a time where convenience is king, it can be difficult to find a quick and easy place to grab a tasty Indian lunch for a reasonable price. This is where Urbann Turbann steps in to soothe your troubles.
Urbann Turbann may not offer the typical bowl of curry that you’re used to eating, but it does give Indian food a modern spin that works out for any college student in a rush and on a budget. Essentially, Urbann Turbann offers wraps (either naan, a leavened flatbread or roti, a whole wheat wrap) and rice bowls, to which you can add anything from seasoned vegetables and garbanzo beans (known as cholay) to buttered chicken and paneer (a spinach dish with cubed cheese). Urbann Turbann also has different types of chutney that range from minty to spicy, and the produce used is fresh and mostly organic.
What I enjoyed most about this little gem was that it offered options for vegetarians and vegans, and most importantly, it did not skimp on the toppings. My wrap was about the size of my head, and every bite was filled with mouth-watering flavor. You really get what you pay for. I ate the whole wrap with no regrets. Urbann Turbann also has great customer service; its employees serve you the food, and it’s great to watch them put together your creation in front of you. The decor doesn’t conjure up much of an ambiance, but the food, service and price certainly make up for it. This place deserves four stars.
Location: 1870 Euclid Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709
Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 11 am-9 pm; Sat 12 pm – 7 pm