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Where to Find Denver's Best Bánh Mi Sandwiches

A good bánh mi isandwich is a real work of art

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These irresistible spicy sandwiches have never been easier to find in Denver than they are right now. More and more restaurants new or old are incorporating this Vietnamese specialty into their menus. And we're not mad about it one bit.

There are plenty of choices: pork, chicken, tuna, and even a turkey burger. The spots that feature them vary widely in approach: There's Ba Le, a Federal Boulevard icon, Crema, a popular and hip RiNo coffee house, and Mercantile Dining and Provision, one of Denver's best restaurants.

Note: Map points are listed in alphabetical order and are not ranked. If we missed your favorite iteration, no need to panic; just let us know and we'll definitely consider adding it here. You can submit your suggestion down the tipline or by leaving a comment on this post. And if you feel extra passionate about it, you can even start a forum post in its honor.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. grind kitchen + watering hole

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300 Fillmore St
Denver, CO 80206
You can find this pork belly version at lunchtime. The richness of the pork belly is balanced by the crunch of pickles, cilantro, and radishes. It's juicy, tender, and messy enough that you probably won't put it down.

2. Crema Coffee House

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2862 Larimer St
Denver, Colorado 80205
(720) 284-9648
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Perhaps the heartiest dish on their menu, Crema offers this with pork belly or tofu. Both options come with bright vegetables and cilantro, served on a crunchy-on-the-outside, perfectly-soft-on-the-inside roll.
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3. Manna From Heaven Gourmet Food Truck

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Denver's Civic Center Park
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 680-6974
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A popular family-owned food truck operation, Manna From Heaven serves a bánh mi on a freshly backed bolilli roll with chef-special mayo-sriracha spread.
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4. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

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2907 Huron St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 226-1540
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This spot, located in the growing Prospect Park neighborhood, has a tuna bánh mi on its lunch and dinner menu.

5. New Saigon

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630 S Federal Blvd
Denver, CO 80219
(303) 936-4954
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The bakery offshoot of the old school family-friendly New Saigon offers a killer bánh mi for lunch or dinner.
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6. Ba Le Sandwiches

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1044 S Federal Blvd
Denver, CO 80219
(303) 922-2129
One of Denver's must have dishes, the version at this Federal Boulevard hole-in-the-wall is as traditional as it gets.
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7. Mercantile Dining & Provision

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1701 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202
(720) 460-3733
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For lunch only, this restaurant set inside Union Station serves a baguette-sandwich that includes lemongrass pork pâté, chile glazed pork belly, pickled vegetables, and chicken liver aïoli.
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8. Vinh Xuong Bakery

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375 S Federal Blvd
Denver, CO 80219
(303) 922-4968
Rounding out the trifecta of banh mi sandwiches in southwest Denver, Vinh Xuong bakery offers different daily specials almost every day and most assuredly every weekend. You could go back each day for a different banh mi, or stick with the favorite of the regulars: spicy pork.

9. The Post Chicken & Beer Rosedale

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2200 Broadway
Denver, CO 80210
(720) 466-5699
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Have your fried chicken and your bahn mi too in this creation that brings together liver paté, do chua, mayo, and cilantro at this new spot on South Broadway.

10. Departure

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249 Columbine St
Denver, CO 80206
(720) 772-5020
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At this Cherry Creek hot spot the pork banh mi comes with the usual pickles, Thai basil, and jalapeño, plus taro chips or salad. It is served at lunch on weekdays only.
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1. grind kitchen + watering hole

300 Fillmore St, Denver, CO 80206
You can find this pork belly version at lunchtime. The richness of the pork belly is balanced by the crunch of pickles, cilantro, and radishes. It's juicy, tender, and messy enough that you probably won't put it down.
300 Fillmore St
Denver, CO 80206

2. Crema Coffee House

2862 Larimer St, Denver, Colorado 80205
Yelp
Perhaps the heartiest dish on their menu, Crema offers this with pork belly or tofu. Both options come with bright vegetables and cilantro, served on a crunchy-on-the-outside, perfectly-soft-on-the-inside roll.
2862 Larimer St
Denver, Colorado 80205

3. Manna From Heaven Gourmet Food Truck

Denver's Civic Center Park, Denver, CO 80204
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A popular family-owned food truck operation, Manna From Heaven serves a bánh mi on a freshly backed bolilli roll with chef-special mayo-sriracha spread.
Denver's Civic Center Park
Denver, CO 80204

4. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

2907 Huron St, Denver, CO 80202
This spot, located in the growing Prospect Park neighborhood, has a tuna bánh mi on its lunch and dinner menu.
2907 Huron St
Denver, CO 80202

5. New Saigon

630 S Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80219
Yelp
The bakery offshoot of the old school family-friendly New Saigon offers a killer bánh mi for lunch or dinner.
630 S Federal Blvd
Denver, CO 80219

6. Ba Le Sandwiches

1044 S Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80219
Andra Zeppelin
One of Denver's must have dishes, the version at this Federal Boulevard hole-in-the-wall is as traditional as it gets.
1044 S Federal Blvd
Denver, CO 80219

7. Mercantile Dining & Provision

1701 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202
Mercantile Dining & Provision
For lunch only, this restaurant set inside Union Station serves a baguette-sandwich that includes lemongrass pork pâté, chile glazed pork belly, pickled vegetables, and chicken liver aïoli.
1701 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202

8. Vinh Xuong Bakery

375 S Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80219
Rounding out the trifecta of banh mi sandwiches in southwest Denver, Vinh Xuong bakery offers different daily specials almost every day and most assuredly every weekend. You could go back each day for a different banh mi, or stick with the favorite of the regulars: spicy pork.
375 S Federal Blvd
Denver, CO 80219

9. The Post Chicken & Beer Rosedale

2200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80210
Have your fried chicken and your bahn mi too in this creation that brings together liver paté, do chua, mayo, and cilantro at this new spot on South Broadway.
2200 Broadway
Denver, CO 80210

10. Departure

249 Columbine St, Denver, CO 80206
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At this Cherry Creek hot spot the pork banh mi comes with the usual pickles, Thai basil, and jalapeño, plus taro chips or salad. It is served at lunch on weekdays only.
249 Columbine St
Denver, CO 80206

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