Sometimes you just want a banh mi without any bells, whistles, or Sriracha lime ginger aioli. Saigon Deli has been a Seattle classic for a long time, and continues to serve perfectly simple baguette sandwiches loaded with the usual fillings as well as the option of a fried egg. While you could sit at a table and have some bun cha or pho, if it’s nice out and you’re wise, grab a banh mi to-go and find a grassy knoll where you can have a personal picnic.
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Homegrown South Lake Union
Homegrown is a local sandwich chain that Gwyneth Paltrow wishes she came up with. This one’s in South Lake Union.
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Pane Pane Sandwiches
Pane Pane is a tiny shop downtown serving great baguette sandwiches. Get the teriyaki meatball banh mi.
Lucky’s Pho is a bare-bones Fremont spot for pho, banh mi, and other Vietnamese classics (with the exception of the banh mi tacos).
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