Weekly Lunch Pick: the $6 chicken curry burrito at the Drake Café

Weekly Lunch Pick: the $6 chicken curry burrito at the Drake Café

The good and the grape: Drake Café's chicken curry burrito (Image: Catherine Hayday) 

The café at the Drake Hotel is showing a bit of mercy to busy office workers who don’t have time for a sit-down lunch. Its new (and aptly titled) Grab and Go menu features one-hand-required “type and eat” sandwiches that break from shrink-wrapped, cardboard-laced cubicle fare. The chicken curry version is fresh and filling. It comes with moist meat and just the right amount of spice, but its most impressive features are fruit and nuts:  grapes, apples and walnuts. Available when the café opens at 8 a.m., the sandwich can be procured mid-commute. The grapes and walnuts ensure that it’s is still juicy and crunchy at midday.

The cost: $5.95, plus tax and tip.

The time: Five minutes to select, line up and pay.

Drake Café, 1150 Queen St. W., 416-531-5042, thedrakehotel.ca/grabgo.