Banh Mi Bread anywhere near West Hollywood
Banh Mi Bread? A really good baguette will suffice. BTW, banh mi means bread.
A really good french bakery would get the job done. Some places in VN use a bit of rice flour in their baguettes, but I really think that is to save money.
One of my favorite VN bakeries is Pierre on Brookhurst in Little Saigon. I live in WeHo and I would go to Le Maison du Pain on Pico. They make really good sandwiches too. Mendocino Farms makes a decent WeHo version of a Banh Mi Thit. At least my Vietnamese wife says it gets a thumbs up.
I don't think Lee's would work in many parts of LA. Rents are too high and they would have to raise the price of the sandwiches. Plus, most of the Lee's locations outside of Little Saigon aren't very good. The main one on Brookhurst is fine for a late night Banh Mi, but the others, not so much.
If you want a good Banh Mi in Metro LA, I recommend Spice Table. Might run you close to $10, but they do use high end ingredients.
For good bread, Le Maison is one of my favs. Plus, the ladies who run the place are the nicest bakers in the world.