Why you should go: Best Bánh mì (a.k.a. Vietnamese Sandwich) in NYC and the Sweetest old man serving and making it for you!
COST: $$ (Approximately $6-10 pp)
PHONE NUMBER: 212-219-8341ADDRESS: 369 Broome Street / New York, NY 10013
Nearby Transportation: 6 Train → Spring Street Station , B/D Train → Grand Street Station, or N/R/Q Train → Canal Street Station
OPEN: 9AM – 7PM / EVERYDAY (COUNTER SEATING ONLY)
(Photo from Saigon Vietnamese Sandwich)
Must Try Items:
- House Special Sandwich – Bánh mì đac biêt – House special ($6) – This is the classic Bánh mì (Vietnamese Sandwich). Grilled Minced Pork, Vietnamese Pork roll, Vietnamese Salami, Pate, Jalapeño Peppers, Pickled Carrots, Cucumber, and Cilantro served on a warm French Baguette. Sweet, savory, spicy and full of texture – It’s like a party for your mouth! There’s this awesome crunch when you first bite into this sandwich, that is so satisfying. It comes from the minced pork, which is perfectly barbecued. Followed by the delicate softness of the pork roll, combined with a rich aftertaste of pate and just when you’re thinking it’s all a bit too much. Bam, you’re hit with a tang of the pickled carrots. Ohhh, just typing right now is making me drool. Since this is made to order you can tweak how much heat you like in it. I like a little kick so I always go for spicy (Spicy = Very very spicy). They make other variations of this sandwich – all veggies, or just minced pork. However, I think this is the best one of all!
- Nuoc Mia Tuoi – Freshly squeezed sugarcane juice ($4.50) – If you haven’t ever tried Sugarcane juice then you have no idea what you are missing. If you have tried the canned version of this stuff, you still have no idea what this bad boy should taste like. This is made to order and it is worth the 3 -5 minutes it takes for them to press the sugarcanes. Sweet, cool, and so refreshing.