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Nov 15, 2003 08:12 PM

Banh Mi in the 905?

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New to the board, and wondering if anyone has any recommendations for banh mi in the 905 area (prefer North Mississauga, Brampton, Richmond Hill, Markham).

Spadina is too far away to indulge in a banh mi craving!


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  1. Haven't seen it fresh as they do in Spadina area. Usually, the grocery stores have a pre-packaged version which is OK but not great.

    1. Finally something in Brampton. Bahn Mi Brampton Bubble Tea in Kennedy Square at Kennedy and Clarence. Decent sandwich at $2.50. Bahn Mi Queen on the east side of Kennedy north of Queen is gone after a run of just a year or so. Too bad.

      1. The Brampton locations have been covered by Wiggy already. The one that closed wasn't all that great anyways.

        In Mississauga theres:
        Two locations in the Dundas Chinese mall. One is in a bakery facing the big wall and the other is in a small take-out shop that faces Dundas.
        Two locations at Dundas/Constitution. One is in the front of the plaza (Saigon Bakery) and the other is around the back.
        There's a small shop in the mall at Dixie/Bloor.
        T&T Supermarket sells pre-made ones.
        Many, many years ago there was a pho place at Hurontario/King that sold pho and banh mi but I don't think it lasted.

        Saigon is probably the best of that bunch.

        I think that's it for Peel Region.

        8 Replies
        1. re: 13inches

          There are a couple of places at Finch and Weston. I realize that this isn't quite the 905 area, but it's not downtown either. Perhaps it's a bit closer for you.

          1. re: 1sweetpea

            Nguyen Huong has an outlet at 3255 Rutherford Rd. Building M#45
            Vaughan, ON L4K 5Y5.


            1. re: 1sweetpea

              Que Huong is at 2437 Finch, unit 12.
              (In the same plaza as Peach Garden.)

              I crave their sandwiches regularly.

              1. re: neighborguy

                Not a bad sandwich from Que Huong, the red onions are a nice touch, and $2.00 is still reasonably priced. Lots of places in the 'burbs are $2.50.

            2. re: 13inches

              Excellent. Now I got some places to go. Thanks all.

              I was in the vicinity of the Chinese mall on Dundas last weekend and could smell some great aromas. But, I've not actually been in there for 2-3 years. Anything else in there that's rates a visit?

              <thread drift> Anybody been to the Portuguese grocery just to the east? Got some chorizo there that was not bad.

              1. re: wiggy.

                Grant' s food mart at dixie and bloor

                1. re: wiggy.

                  More details on this Portuguese place? I'd like to find a place that sells a decent chorizo that I can cook myself.

                  1. re: 13inches

                    Tavora, 1030 Dundas St E, Mississauga, ON L4Y 2B8 (south side of Dundas, west of Dixie).

                    Its a grocery - fish and meat counter, big selection of olive oil, lots of Portuguese staples. The chorizo I had was the finished ready to eat stuff, but there's also a selection of sausage for cooking. Enough variety that I'll stop in again when I'm in the neighbourhood and see what else there is to try out.

                    There is also a Portuguese bakery/cafe next door that is probably worth a try if you're there anyhow.

                    More detail has to await my next visit unless somebody beats me there.

              2. Mister Baguette

                3255 Rutherford Rd
                Bldg H, Unit 10
                Vaughan, ON L4K 5Y5
                (905) 738-7889

                Mister Baguette
                3255 Rutherford, Thornhill, ON L4K5Y5, CA

                1. FWIW, Oceans supermarket at 410/Queen also sells pre-made ones for $1.99. I doubt they're very good though.