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Sep 16, 2011 11:38 AM

Where to get banh mi bread? (vietnamese bread rolls)

Does anyone know where to get bread rolls that they use in those Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches?

Looking for places in San Francisco and the Peninsula that would have them. I know it isnt that hard to get ahold of in San Jose, but thats a bit too far for me.

Thanks for any info that will point me in the right direction.

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  1. Lee's Sandwiches in the Tenderloin. I actually prefer Bakers of Paris as a substitute.

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    1. re: sfbing

      Lee's is pretty inexpensive at $1.50.

    2. Try Bakers of Paris in Brisbane. I think they're one of the big banh mi bread suppliers in the Bay Area.

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      1. re: ML8000

        French Bakery on Taraval, which also used to be a Bakers of Paris and still has the same menu, makes them.

        1. re: Windy

          They may have the recipe, but they don't have the same ovens.

        2. re: ML8000

          You are correct. I'm pretty sure all the Lucky's carry BOP. I know the Lucky's in Millbrae does.

          1. Maybe not convenient for you, but Cam Huong Bakery in Oakland.

            Cam Huong Bakery
            1088 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94607

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            1. re: Robert Lauriston

              I thought the Ranch 99 in Richmond had Cam Huong Bakery rolls and wondered if it was at other stores in the chain, at least in HorthernCalifornia.

              1. re: wolfe

                Likely. There's another branch on the Peninsula in Foster City:


                Pacific Super's another possibility.

                99 Ranch Market
                250 Skyline Plz, Daly City, CA

                Pacific Supermarket
                2900 Alemany Blvd, San Francisco, CA

            2. duc loi sells them 3 for $1, freshly baked that morning in san jose