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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.

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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.

Crema Coffee House

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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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Manna From Heaven Gourmet Food Truck

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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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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

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This spot, located in the growing Prospect Park neighborhood, has a tuna bánh mi on its lunch and dinner menu.

New Saigon

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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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Ba Le Sandwiches

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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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Mercantile Dining & Provision

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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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Vinh Xuong Bakery

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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.

The Post Chicken & Beer Rosedale

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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.

Departure

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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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grind kitchen + watering hole

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.

Crema Coffee House

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.
Yelp

Manna From Heaven Gourmet Food Truck

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.
Facebook

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

This spot, located in the growing Prospect Park neighborhood, has a tuna bánh mi on its lunch and dinner menu.

New Saigon

The bakery offshoot of the old school family-friendly New Saigon offers a killer bánh mi for lunch or dinner.
Yelp

Ba Le Sandwiches

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

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.
Mercantile Dining & Provision

Vinh Xuong Bakery

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.

The Post Chicken & Beer Rosedale

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.

Departure

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.
Departure

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