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Banh chung or banh Tet in East Bay?

muimi07 Jan 30, 2011 01:51 PM

I live out in Antioch which is pretty much a food wasteland, especially for Asian food. There's a few Vietnamese restaurants out this way but no Vietnamese centric grocery stores. I want to get a banh Tet for Tet but really, really want to avoid driving out to San Jose if I could possibly help it. Are there any Vietnamese delis/grocery stores in the East Bay (Contra Costa County, preferably) that sell it? I'd rather not go all the way to Fremont (since I know I could get some there) or Oakland Chinatown if I could possibly help it.

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    Dawgmommy RE: muimi07 Jan 31, 2011 04:34 PM

    Not sure what banh tet is.... but, there is a Ranch 99 in Concord. I was in & out very quickly, so did not have a chance to check it out. There was alot of stuff for Lunar New Year in the front of the store. I assume that the Vietnamese Tet is similar to Chinese New Year ?... Ranch 99 usually covers most asian foodstuffs.

    1. Robert Lauriston RE: muimi07 Jan 31, 2011 04:55 PM

      Ba Le has a deli with a wide variety of prepared things for takeout including some pastry-looking items. You might call and ask. You might try Houng Tra as well.

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      Banh Mi Ba Le
      10174 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito, CA 94530

      Huong Tra
      12221 San Pablo Ave Ste 8, Richmond, CA 94805

      1. Stephanie Wong RE: muimi07 Jan 31, 2011 09:31 PM

        You might investigate County Square Markets -- 510 Contra Costa Blvd., Pleasant Hill or Vacaville.

        www.countysquaremarket.com

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        County Square Market
        136 Peabody Rd, Vacaville, CA 95687

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