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Westminster Vietnamese Banh Mi Sandwich

foomarks May 2, 2010 08:38 AM

I'm heading to Westminster this afternoon and would love people's recommendations for their favorite Banh Mi Sandwiches joints. There's so many down there, I want to filter out the good ones, and the best type of sandwiches! I need your help!

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  1. groover808 RE: foomarks May 2, 2010 08:58 AM

    Banh Mi Che Cali, multiple locations. The one on Brookhurst and McFadden is the easiest to get in and out.

    15551 Brookhurst St
    Westminster, CA 92683

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    1. re: groover808
      christoofat RE: groover808 May 17, 2010 09:31 AM

      There is also another location at Brookhurst and Talbert that has more parking than the others.

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      aizan RE: foomarks May 2, 2010 11:20 AM

      I've only gone to two places in the area so far, and both were quite nice. They have the long, thin baguettes.

      Banh Mi Cho Cu Bakery
      14520 Magnolia St, Westminster, CA 92683

      Tip Top Sandwich
      14094 Brookhurst St, Garden Grove, CA 92843

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        bsquared2 RE: foomarks May 2, 2010 02:25 PM

        BMCC is good. So is BM Cho Cu. But the 'So 1' banh mi is Ba Le on Bolsa. Their bread is very good but their meat stands way above everyone else.

        Nhu Lan on Garden Grove Blvd. is also good. For a step above, Pierre Bakery on Brookhurst has amazing bread a pastries.

        Went to Tip Top once and it was sub-Lee's Sandwiches level. Since it is down the street, I might as well go to Lee's.

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          Raspberries RE: foomarks May 3, 2010 01:59 PM

          Gala Bakery, 2 locations. A teeny bit pricier than some of the others, but well worth it.

          Gala Bakery
          14570 Brookhurst St, Westminster, CA 92683

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            HB_Jeff RE: Raspberries May 3, 2010 02:16 PM

            I heartily second Raspberries' suggestion of Gala Bakery.

            I just went there Saturday and got a Banh Mi with Thit Nuong and Xiu Mai - delicious! The quality of the meat is much better than at other shops in my opinion.

            Also, I got one of their chocolate croissants and that was very good as well.

            Good luck!


            Gala Bakery
            14570 Brookhurst St, Westminster, CA 92683

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            biorsel RE: foomarks May 16, 2010 06:28 PM

            What about Top Baguette at the corner of Bolsa and Magnolia in Westminster?

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