Wraps make for a convenient meal on the go ― and many countries have their own take on this rolled, stuffed food.
From burritos to kati rolls, keep reading to learn about 12 wraps from around the world that you’ll want to try.
Burritos are a beloved Tex-Mex food.
Originating in Mexico, the burrito ― which translates to “little donkey,” possibly from its origins of being transported and sold via donkey cart ― is a staple of Tex-Mex cuisine. It consists of a flour tortilla stuffed with meat, beans, salsa, and other fillings (cheese, sour cream, and guacamole are common additions in American iterations).
According to Today I Found Out, the term first appeared in the Diccionario de Mexicanismos in 1895. By the 1900s, the burrito entered the American culinary lexicon and was popularized in California.
In fact, San Francisco put its own spin on the wrap, the Mission burrito, which debuted in the 1960s in the city’s Mission District. Eaten widely thanks to Chipotle, this style of burrito comes overstuffed and enveloped in foil.
Dürüm, a meat-filled Turkish wrap, can be made from various flatbreads.
Dürüm, Turkish for “roll,” is a wrap filled with döner kebab meat (typically slices of spiced lamb) and lettuce, tomato, onion, and cucumber.
It can be made with various flatbreads, such as lavash and yufka.
The gyro sandwich was popularized by Greek immigrants in the US.
Similar to a Turkish döner kebab, gyro is a type of roasted meat (usually lamb or beef) that is sliced off of a rotating spit (gyro comes from the Greek word for “circle”).
Although the Greek tradition of roasting meat on a skewer dates back to ancient times, gyro in its modern form is said to have been introduced to Greece in the 1920s by Turkish immigrants.
The gyro sandwich is an even more recent innovation, according to What’s Cooking in America. Made by wrapping thin slices of roasted meat in pita with tomato, onion, and a yogurt-based sauce called tzatziki, the gyro sandwich was made popular in the 1970s by Greek Americans in New York City.
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