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Jan 24, 2007 10:51 AM

Bahn Mi on Saturday: where?

I know this has been talked about a fair amount, the but new searching features on here are making it hard for me to find anything worthwhile.

Saturday I'm venturing to eat some bahn mi, but where? Porkchop Express seems to like Bahn Mi Saigon the most - is this a general consensus? Or do others have other preferences? (and is that the same as Saigon Bahn Mi?)

I may combine it with a trip to Despana to overload on sandwiches and get something there as well, so anything in that general vicinity (Broome & Lafayette) is a bonus, but not necessary (a little walking might help with all that food).

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  1. saigon bakery for sure. in the back of a jewlery shop...can't beat it!

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    1. re: joe_restaurant

      Just had one today for lunch. Been a fan since under the Manhattan Bridge days. Love their expanded operations to keep up with demand. Used to have to walk over to Viet Nam Banh Mi So 1 on Broome Street for my fix when Saigon Bakery was too busy or sold out.

    2. There's a newcomer to Bahn Madness. Haven't yet been:
      Paris Sandwich
      113 Mott St. (at Canal)

      For quasi-Haute Bahn Mi that is better than Nicky's but not as good as Saigon:
      Momofuku Ssam Bar - At least on the night menu
      207 2nd Ave (at 13th St.)

      1. Kampuchea is pretty good. 78 Rivington St (Cross Street: Allen Street).

        And cheap for a chic sit-down place if I remember correctly.