Additional reporting by Bethany Babchik
Bánh mì, a traditional Vietnamese dish served on a mini baguette (hello, history of French Indochina), the sandwich can contain an assortment of pickled and fresh vegetables, fried eggs, pâté, and various proteins from pork to chicken to beef — meaning the dish is uniquely suited to adding variety and culinary fusion into your life.
Here’s where you can snag both traditional and more modern varieties throughout Westchester.
148 Mamaroneck Ave Ste B, White Plains; 914.686.6888
I mean, this one’s kind of a no-brainer, right? It’s called “The Banh Mi Shop.” Snag traditional favorites like the OG Vietnamese/roast ham duo, grilled pork, or tofu, or more eclectic variations like fried chicken, catfish, shrimp, and even grilled short rib. Build your own sandwich to your liking. You’ll want to tack on a few tasty sides and apps like spring or summer rolls, edamame, noodles, rice, salads, or even some delicious pho. (Cash only)
Beekman Ave, Sleepy Hollow; 914.332.0078
Everyone’s favorite dining spot for a Tappan Zee/Cuomo Bridge view is also a local favorite when it comes to bánh mì. The predominantly traditional American menu is peppered with a few international highlights, including this sandwich with garlic, sesame, and lime roasted pork shoulder topped with pickled carrot, English cucumber, cilantro, and a special Vietnamese BBQ sauce. The handheld is served on fresh-baked wedge bread. Delicious!
153 East Main St, Mount Kisco; 914.241.1200
Exit 4 Food Hall is known for its wonderful hodgepodge of multiple culinary backgrounds, all lovingly prepared. Savor an interesting fusion take on Vietnamese bánh mì, prepared with roasted ahi tuna and served with carrots, cucumber, radish, cabbage, cilantro, and a spicy mayo in three steamed bao buns. Appropriately titled Ahi Bánh Mì Steamed Buns, this is a dish to try.
62 Garth Rd, Scarsdale; 914.574.6007
Seriously, grab Ly’s bánh mì. With about 10 different styles to choose from, you can go old-school (lemongrass pork chops or grilled chicken, pâté, and bacon with a fried egg) or new-school (panko-fried shrimp, beef bulgogi, and Thai basil chicken with bell peppers and papaya). The eatery also offers bánh mì salad bowls, where you can enjoy all the array of flavors, minus the bread.
158 S Central Ave, Hartsdale; 914.288.9088
This Hartsdale shop offers traditional Vietnamese bánh mì, including beef, chicken, pork, and tofu protein choices, all served with soy sauce, mayo, pickled daikon, cucumber, and cilantro. Try the classic sandwich, made with pork belly, pate, and pork ham fillings. Side items, such as fried egg and pickles, can be added on to take these over the top.
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