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The lemongrass beef banh mi from Banh Mi Viet.

Banh Mi Viet



$$$$Perfect For:LunchSerious Take-Out Operation
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Whatever the reason you find yourself at Alamo Square—like showing some visiting friends the Painted Ladies or just going on a walk to observe all the Victorians you’ll never be able to afford—Banh Mi Viet is a solid spot to get a bánh mì and an eye-popping iced coffee on the go (they’re takeout-only). These bánh mì are average: the bread is a bit tough and none of the vegetables have any of that vinegary kick, but the smoky lemongrass beef is the sandwich's saving grace. So while we don’t crave these regularly, if you’re around Alamo Square and hankering for bánh mì, this is 100% your best bet—just order the iced coffee to get some of that dopamine flowing.

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