Where You Can Find The Best Banh Mi in Chicago

Classical banh-mi sandwich with sliced grilled pork tenderloin, shredded carrots and peeled cucumbers, jalapeno peppers and cilantro

Banh mi sandwiches are a Vietnamese specialty filled with savory ingredients.

If you would like to give one a try, these eateries near our Chicago apartments offer pickup or delivery:

Goddess and The Baker 

Born out of a love for good coffee, tasty baked goods, and great food, the Goddess and The Baker has been a local favorite since 2015. The chefs prepare bold flavors. They create from scratch and only use the finest, freshest ingredients. For dinner, sample the chicken bani mi. It features grilled chicken, herbs, pickles, jalapenos, and miso aioli on crispy bread—order online for pickup or delivery. 

Lotus Cafe 

The Lotus Cafe serves healthy Vietnamese food for the modern palate. It specializes in made-to-order banh mi sandwiches created from time-honored recipes. Owners Dao and Kim Nguyen built the cafe from the ground up. The couple got the idea to open the restaurant while in college. Its name came to them during a trip to a lighthouse in Maine, and they offer fast friendly service. Banh mi sandwiches include honey grilled pork, sunny side beef, and ginger chicken. They pair well with the hand-tossed salads and can be ordered online for pickup or GrubHub delivery. 

Ba Le Sandwiches 

Family-owned, Ba Le Sandwiches offers Chicago’s favorite banh mi. Founder Le Vo grew up in Saigon. He began selling sandwiches during the French colonization of Vietnam and learned how to make the baguettes from French bakers. Le brought his creations to the United States in the 1970s. Today, his daughter carries on his tradition of offering delicious sandwiches at reasonable prices. Choices include Chinese pork, veggie avocado, and vegan lemongrass chicken—order online for pickup. 

As you eat your sandwich, enjoy a mystery e-book from the Chicago Public Library. It’s sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. 

To call Catalyst home, please contact us. We will schedule a tour where you can see firsthand all that our apartments in Chicago have to offer.

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