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Aug 19, 2007 09:14 PM

Vietnamese Sandwhiches in NoVA

can anybody recommend a great, clean vietnamese sandwhich place in NoVA. Thanks.

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  1. Banh Mi DC Sandwich, 3103 Graham Road Faslls Church (just across from Loehmann's Plaza Shopping Center on Rte 50)

    Also, several places in Eden Center - I like Huong Binh.

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    1. re: wayne keyser

      Ba Le is my favorite, especialy the super combo #1. Nice sit down place too with a small selection of prepackaged prepared meals. In Falls Church on Lee Hwy in the same center as the Magruder's and in Springfield, VA as well.

      1. re: Steve

        I go to that Magruder's now and then and I've noticed the Ba Le shop but never stopped in. There's a place in that strip with "bao" in its name that I had hoped had dumplings and buns, but it's kind of like a cheap jewelery store as I recall.

        I'll have to go to Magruder's hungry and check out the #1 and the tables.

    2. DC Sandwich at Graham and 50 is good too.

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      1. re: NovaDave

        I finally got to try banh mi at DC Sandwich yesterday, it was wonderful, I'm going back for more!!

      2. Song Que, the bahn mi shop run by 4 Sisters in Eden Center, is also excellent. In general, Eden Center will give you the option of walking around, poking your nose in the door, and moving onward if you don't like what you see.

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        1. Can we make this a little more challenging? How about shops that do these sandwiches well and also have space to sit down to eat? I don't expect table service, but I'd like a table so I don't have to take it home to eat or eat in my car or on the sidewalk.

          Most of these sandwich shops, even the large ones like DC Sandwich, are carry-out only. Maybe it's traditional in Vietnam?

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          1. re: MikeR

            I prefer DC Sandwich, but Eden Center gives you the option of sitting down at a variety of places.

            1. re: MikeR

              I haven't seen a sit-down banh mi place yet. But, of course, I don't get around all that much.

              1. re: wayne keyser

                Song Que in Eden has a handful of small tables inside. Order and pay at the counter, and have a seat. They've go great bubble teas, too--more like fruit smoothies.

                1. re: PaulaG

                  Where can I get these sandwiches in DC?

                  1. re: cleveland park

                    On 6th street, just north of Verizon Center is a small Vietnamese mostly pho place that has banh mi. Acceptable and priced right ($2.50). Since they are focused on pho, it takes a little while for them to prepare. I work near there, but am not sure I'd make a special trip for it.

            2. Don't forget that most (or all) of these places also sell a wide variety of fresh packaged ready-to-eat items like garden rolls, rice noodles, etc. usually quite good and an easy way to sample things you haven't tried before.