saigon-deli

T magazine includes Saigon Deli in its best banh mi roundup. Photo courtesy yelp.

Will you look at that. We and T agree that Saigon Deli fashions some of the best banh mi out there.

The magazine for The New York Times ruminates on where to find the country’s 13 top versions of the Vietnamese baguettes, and the ID counter not only gets the first mention, but also scores the lead photo.

In the writeup, T calls out Saigon’s quirks—the grimy digs, the “disaster” that is trying to park—but hails the sandwiches as “second to none, especially the $3 banh mi dac biet—pork, ham and chicken liver pâté.”

Of course you already know this—Saigon Deli got top marks in our Asian Food feature —but perhaps you are less familiar with Sun Bakery and Deli. T gives the Jackson Street joint props for its “combo sandwich made with Chinese-style ham, grilled chicken and cucumber.”