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Mar 2, 2009 01:58 PM


I went to K Sandwiches yesterday with a friend and 3 kids. We all loved it. they have the most amazing sandwiches priced at 2.69 and 3.69. they appear to have a Vietnamese influence. They put Subway etal to shame. I believe that they are on par with Grab and Go, but they are 1/2 to 1/3 the price.

The use crunchy bagets for most of their sandwiches, some come on very large croisonts(?)
The sandwiches come with lettuce, tomato, pickles and jalepenos, I choose to have mustard instead of mayo. They appear to be about a foot long. My son and his friend split the Turkey and Cheese. I had the Special #1, it had a variety of coldcuts and pate. It was very good. Some of them are served hot others are served cold. They offer everything from tuna to roasted pork.

Is this place new, or have I been missing out for a long time?

K Sandwiches
7604 Linda Vista Rd, San Diego, CA 92111

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  1. You've been missing out... ;-)

    Also love their pan au chocolate with a milk coffee -- enough sugar and caffine to put an elephant into a diabetic coma.

    Great stuff and I imagine a fun place for kids with allt he neon, tvs and frenetic energy.

    And the prices can't be beat.

    1. You have been missing out.


      It has been discussed here many times

      1. K Sandwich opened in August of 2006, and is modeled around the very popular Lee Sandwich chain. Very easy to take Banh Mi. For me K is mostly known for the "Josh Silberman" shrine....the highly prized and framed copy of his CityBeat review. he-he-he....

        If you live in Normal Heights, you have access to many more traditional Banh MI shops with ingredients like you'll find in Vietnam. In cities like Hanoi you'll find a Banh Mi stand on every corner. I've been told that the best Banh Mi uses rice flour as part of the mix.

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        1. re: KirkK

          which ones to you recommend in Normal heights?

          1. re: stevewag23

            Not in Normal Heights but in City Heights are a bunch of places mentioned here on CH. Closer to the Normal Heights, than Mesa College. If you enjoy K Sandwich, you may enjoy Cali Baguette Express, which does about the same thing, but does it better.

            Kim Chan Sandwich Shop
            4712 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115

            Cafe Dore
            4135 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92105

            Saigon Sandwiches & Deli
            4133 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92105

            Paris Bakery
            4481 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA

            Cali Baguette Express
            5125 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115

            1. re: KirkK

              Great list!

              How do those rate VS Vo's Cafe?

        2. The breakfast sandwiches are also wonderful (and less expensive) along with the $1 pate chaud and $1 waffles.

          The steam tray items deserve a look also.

          Glad you found it.

          1. If you're a coffee drinker, the iced milk coffee (cafe sue da) is wonderful. Addictive, actually. I like the roasted pork myself - and always get a coffee. It is my understanding that the baguettes are made with some rice flour which gives them the light crunch. They are a great budget find!

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            1. re: Alice Q

              Thanks for the heads up. I haven't tried their coffee yet, nor the pan au chocolate. But I love their breads, and it's a great place to get a banh mi when you're in a rush.
              I know where I'm going for lunch this week!

              1. re: Alice Q

                Yeah they have great iced coffee, strong like you'd expect from Vietnamese coffee.

                1. re: Alice Q

                  ok, so I know this is sacrelige to ask...but has anyone asked for a decaf iced milk coffee? I love them but after about 2 sips I go into a caffeine fit that ruins me for the afternoon. I may as well just go home and lie on my couch.

                  I have been too afraid to ask yet if they have decaf.

                  1. re: LaurenZ

                    Never have seen decaf.

                    It could be the sugar from the sweetened condensed milk...130 calories/22 g carbs in 2 Tbs