from left, terror tacos co-owner brian roasch and co-owner and chef bradley roach photo by izaiah johnson

3 St. Louis restaurants innovating the Crunchwrap

The Crunchwrap is a brilliant marriage of contrasts: The soft chew of flour tortilla and crunch of crisp, corn tortilla and shredded iceberg lettuce are perfectly complemented by the creaminess of refried beans and melted cheese and acidic sauce. We’ve been thrilled to see versions of this drive-thru delicacy pop up at local restaurants around town; innovations in the Crunchwrap space seem especially common at spots with robust plant-based menus, where quality ingredients and unique twists like house-made sauces make this beloved item even more special.

assembling 12oh7’s crunchywrap // photo by izaiah johnson

Seoul Taco
Fans of Seoul Taco will love their newest menu item, the Munchwrap Seoulpreme. A flour tortilla gets layered with creamy refried beans, spicy kimchi, jack-cheddar cheese, a crispy corn tortilla and your choice of protein (we’re partial to the tofu). It gets folded up and griddled so that the tortilla is toasty and crisp. A side of their beloved Seoul sauce adds another layer of mild heat.
Multiple locations,

the seitanic bbq crunchy wrap and the terror tofu crunchy wrap at terror tacos // photo by izaiah johnson

Terror Tacos

The crunchy wraps at Terror Tacos are a vegan dream. They have seven options, all loaded with veggies like peppers, onions and red cabbage. We loved how saucy they were, whether topped with salsa, sour cream or guacamole. Choose the crunchy wrap that matches your personality: Maybe you’re a tofu terror with cilantro-lime tofu, black beans, fajita veggies and sour cream, or perhaps the chorizo mango with chorizo seitan, pineapple-mango salsa and cilantro rice is the one for. Whichever wrap you order, you’re guaranteed a generous pile of crushed tortilla chips tucked inside that adds tons of crunch and texture in every bite.
3191 S. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, 314.260.9996,

the crunchywrap from vegan pop-up 12oh7 // photo by izaiah johnson

The Crunchywrap from vegan pop-up 12oh7 is the choice for Crunchwrap purists, since it reminded us the most of Taco Bell. House-made vegan chorizo and spicy cheese sauce, black beans, a crispy corn tortilla, guacamole, sour cream, lettuce, tomato and onion are piled high onto a flour tortilla. The whole thing then gets folded up and grilled. What really hits the fast food flavor note is the taco sauce – a crucial component – which tastes exactly like mild taco sauce poured straight from the packet.