Craving Banh Mi but don't know where to find it! (In LA, not OC)
Does anyone know where I can get good banh mi (Vietnamese sandwiches)? I've been craving them since I saw a picture of them in the LA Times this morning. Only problem, there's no way I can drive to Westminster from WeHo to get a sandwich---gas alone costs more than the sandwich!
What's the closest place to West Hollywood that I can get something? Perhaps any options in downtown?
In Westwood Village there is East West Sandwhich that has 5 of them but there has been a reported drop in their quality.
Closer is Michelia on 3rd st. but it's French/Vietnamese with 3 sandwiches:
Charcoal Beef Sandwich - $8.95
Roasted Chicken Sandwich - $8.95
Charcoal Pork Sandwich - $8.95
Probably not "pure" Banh Mi, but check their website for their ingredients:
There's also Rainbow Bakery, right next to Ai Hoa Supermarket. Ai Hoa has two entrances - one on Hill street and one on College street, right in the parking lot. You'll want to go through the parking lot on College.
I haven't been to Rainbow in a few months, but I believe their banh mi is now $1.75. I think it's $2.25 if you want extra meat. Their bread is hard and crunchy (not in a good way) after toasting, but their meat is tasty.