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Aug 20, 2007 11:10 AM

Vietnamese sandwiches

I've found that Saigon Sandwiches on Larkin and Eddy is not as good as it used to be. Are there any other vietnamese sandwiches places in SF that have sandwiches the way Saigon Sandwiches used to be?

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  1. Baguette Express up the block is my go to .

    1. Wrap Delight is pretty good.

      Wrap Delight
      426 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102

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      1. re: larochelle

        wrap delight is my go to - the proprietress is very friendly, unlike the unsmiling ladies at saigon.
        sometimes thesandwiches are absolutely wonderful, with succulent meat; other times not quite as fabulous, but still good. I always get bbq pork, and I like the way it is very thinly sliced, and lean, with rarely any gristle. BBQ pork at Saigon is more thickly cut, often with large pieces of fat that I don't care for. Wrap Delight will also oblige with extra veggies and cilantro; the ladies at Saigon do not seem to understand this request. They simply ignore it.
        I will try Baguette Express - how is their cha siu?

        1. re: lmarie

          I get extra veggies all the time at both Saigon & Wrap Delight.

      2. Not as good in what way? On my last visit a month or so ago, I thought they were as good as ever.

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        1. re: chocolatetartguy

          I haven't noticed a big difference either, although with more competition around, the lines aren't out the door as much as they used to be.

          But I too have been going to Baguette Express more frequently lately. Their sandwiches are a bit less gooey with less mayo, and there's no long lines to deal with. My faves are the meatball or the combination. One other place that I like that doesn't get mentioned here is Them Ky around the corner on Ellis Street (across the street from Vietnam II). They are mostly a rice and Pho joint, but they also make $2.50 sandwiches. The best one is the BBQ pork.

        2. Not in San Francsico, but worth mentioning because they're so good: Saigon City in downtown San Mateo has the best Vietnamese sandwiches I've ever had.

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          1. re: yogurtsoda

            Where is the Saigon City in downtown San Mateo? I have lived in the San Mateo area for about a year now and have not been able to find any good Banh Mi places.

            1. re: misspiggy

              I haven't tried it, but here's the Places link (click on Link to a place when posting a reply). I see it whenever I exit 101 at 3rd and head towards downtown.

              Saigon City Restaurant
              418 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401

              1. re: misspiggy

                Saigon City is on Third west of Claremont St. (or 2 blocks west of Delaware)