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mì favorite sandwich in {san diego}…



After watching an episode of The Best Thing I Ever Ate (sandwich edition) during my first few weeks in San Diego, I went on a hot pursuit for the best bánh mì sandwich this city had to offer. My current fave is  Bale French Sandwich Shop in City Heights. My usual is the classic #2 – Vietnamese ham, paté, pickled carrots & daikon, onions, cucumbers, jalapeño peppers, and mayonnaise on a french baguette creating a mix of all the right flavors…savory, sweet, sour, pickled, crispy, and crunchy.

{Happy Tip: You'll likely be able find a bánh mì shop in your area wherever there's a concentration of Vietnamese restaurants. The sandwich shops are usually understated hole-in-wall stops separate from sit down Vietnamese restaurants. Photo by Oh Joy.}


  1. i’ve been here for so long and haven’t thought to search for a banh mi sandwich in sd! i’m so trying this place out 🙂

  2. Can I for a moment be “that person”?
    I just want to point out that banh mi is Vietnamese for bread or sandwich so calling it a banh mi sandwich is bit redundant. Totally understand that old habits are hard to break and that adding sandwich at the end helps to clarify for non-banh-mi lovers that you’re talking about a sandwich. Just thought you all would want to know! That said, I’m totally guilty of saying chai tea…


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