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What's happening with Saigon bahn mi @ Mott?

I went there two days in a row and it's been closed (including the jewelry store). Please tell me that there only on vacation or something....

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  1. That's awful! I was there on Sunday 3/11 at around 4 and it was bustling business as usual. If anyone attempts to visit tomorrow, please update.

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    1. re: D...DF

      Oops, sorry...I think, I just went to the wrong block. Will check on Friday. For some reason, I remember it being North of Di Palo, but, checking the address online it claims it's South of it. I only managed to check it out for the 1st time last, last wednesday and was so looking forward to going there again this week as it was really good! I ended-up in Bahn mi so 1 bec. of my error and I'd say, I prefer Saigons bahn mi and even Nicky's over Bahn mi so 1's number 1 sandwich.

    2. False Alarm, my friend got a sandwich from them yesterday, all is well. It is on Mott south of Grand, east side of the block

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      1. re: stuartlafonda

        yea, I walked by them this morning on my way to work and they were open (at 8am, no less!)

      2. Bahn mi gets more attention in this site than almost any other food! pretty cool.

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        1. re: jsmitty

          They do, and for good reason. They are insanely good. Just high in fat. I have resorted to making my own version with avocado instead of pate and center cut bacon instead of grilled pork, plus all the rest of the stuff. Lower calories. Not as amazing, but still gets the crunchy, salty, spicy and fatty flavor going.

        2. Had my first Bahn Mi sandwich ever and went here, to Viet-Nam Bahn Mi So 1. Exceeded expectations. Great sandwich.

          But is there a place (park, cafe that allows outside food, bench) nearby where I can sit down and eat it next time?

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          1. re: NAtiveNewYorker

            There's a playground with benches and tables down the street from Lombardi's. I don't know what street that is, but it's west of Lombardi's, across the street from Crumpler bags, I believe. Close enough for us to enjoy our Saigon Bahn Mis there.

            1. re: janethepain

              Southeast corner of Mulberry & Spring.

            2. re: NAtiveNewYorker

              There are 'benches' inside the store. I've eaten on them on several occasions.