Saigon Deli

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The finest edible consequence of French Indochina is the insanely flavorful Vietnamese baguette sandwich known as banh mi. At under $3 a pop they’re easy to eat promiscuously, which is why we know that though they’re now available all over town, the absolute best are made at Jackson Street’s Saigon Deli. Baguettes so fresh they shatter (and shred the roof of your mouth) enclose moist strips of savory marinated pork, along with the cilantro sprigs and crunchy pickled daikon, carrot, and cucumber that lend distinctive brightness. Finish with a schmear of mayo and a slice of jalapeno, and voila—a sandwich to make you forget the long line, cash-only policy, lack of seats, and parking lot so tight your car may be there awhile.
Last updated: 01/27/2014