8 great places for takeout banh mi in L.A. and O.C.

Bill Addison names his favorite places for Vietnamese sandwiches.
Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • May 8, 2020
Banh mi are essential to Los Angeles, as embedded in the culinary landscape as tortas, shawarma, French dips, subs, hot chicken and Langer’s No. 19. The snap and sting of pickled carrots, daikon and chiles mingle with splintering bread, unctuous...
Restaurants In This Story
Banh Mi My Tho
Banh Oui
Banh Mi Saigon 168
The Los Angeles Banh Mi Company
Mr. Baguette
Saigon's Bakery / Banh Mi Saigon
Saigon's Bakery & Sandwiches
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