Bánh Mì Saigon Loses Its Bling

Still meaty and crunchy, but the karats have been eighty-sixed.
Still meaty and crunchy, but the karats have been eighty-sixed.
Jesse Reed

Just as there are those who argue that sliced bread doesn't taste as good as bread that's been torn into chunks, there are those who argue that bánh mì sold in the back of a jewelry shop tastes better than bánh mì that's sold from a bánh mì shop that isn't lined with gold chains. That's long been the opinion of the many faithful who have lined up for the sandwiches at Bánh Mì Saigon, which are procured from a counter nestled at the rear of a Mott Street jewelry store.

Or at least they were: Zagat Buzz reports that the bánh mì will get their own storefront on July 3, when Bánh Mì Saigon opens up the block at 198 Grand Street, between Mulberry and Mott. That's but one block away from the second location of Paris Sandwich Bakery, which sits at 213; time will tell which one will reign as the jewel in Grand Street's crown.

[Via Grub Street]

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