Banh Mi Saigon Bakery


Location: 138 Mott Street (South of Grand St.)

Price: $3.75 – $4.25 for sandwiches

I think I have this weird conditioning where whenever I goto chinatown, I start craving banh mi sandwiches.  I’ve made way too many excuses to walk, bike, or take train to Chinatown to get my fill of these Vietnamese street food sandwich creations that beats any sandwich in NY for the value and taste.  Heck, I used to bike to Chinatown from Bushwick, Brooklyn to get my fix…and everyone knows that ride up Williamsburg bridge ain’t that easy.  SO, I had to do a write up of at least one of my favorite places: Banh Mi Saigon Bakery.  My favorite part about this place is that it happens to be located at Mott St. inside at the back of a jewelry store.

The jewelry store thing isn’t the only thing going for it…they have lightning fast service, delicious baguette, and have ample fresh vegetables on the sandwich.  I feel like I’m getting my weekly supply of vegetables every time I eat one of these.  I love also that their bbq pork in the sandwich has a bit of a crispier and sweeter texture to it to enhance the overall flavor.  

The only bad part about this place is that it closes pretty early and at that point I usually have to settle for Paris Sandwich, Banh Mi So, or head back up to Baoguette or Little Nicky’s.  Glad I have so many options to choose from, I’m just glad I don’t have cravings for the meatball Banh Mi from Sunset Park, Brooklyn on a regular basis.



1 Comment

Filed under CHEAP!, Chinatown, under $5, Vietnamese

One response to “Banh Mi Saigon Bakery

  1. tuan

    Did you see the no reservations episode with anthony bourdain the 2nd time he visited vietnam? That episode had a ridiculous good looking banh mi sandwich

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s