Not every Vietnamese restaurant in Atlanta offers bánh mì on the menu, but those that do understand the importance of building this sandwich properly and using a crusty, super fresh baguette as the vessel to contain all of the ingredients. The sandwich is bursting with chiles, pickles, fresh vegetables and herbs like cilantro, and a choice of protein, including barbecue pork, chicken, smoked brisket, cold cuts, and pâté. Vegetarians can often find tofu, egg, or avocado bánh mì on menus, too. Here’s where to grab a delicious bánh mì from restaurants around Atlanta.Read More
16 Restaurants Around Atlanta Serving Excellent Bánh Mì
This Vietnamese sandwich is bursting with fresh vegetables and herbs and meats like barbecue pork, grilled chicken, smoked brisket, and meatballs all contained in a crusty baguette
Some say Pho Dakao finally brought serious pho to Smyrna when it opened on Cobb Parkway a few years ago. While the restaurant is known for its wide variety of Vietnamese noodle soups, the barbecue pork and chicken bánh mì on the menu are both worth ordering, especially for folks on the go.
Banh Mi Station
This Chattahoochee Food Works stall, owned by Christine Nguyen and Johnny Cho, offers pho, bánh mì, vermicelli noodle bowls, and a variety of other Vietnamese street foods on its menu. Order the smoked brisket bánh mì or the special loaded with Vietnamese pork loaf, barbecue char siu, pâté, and french butter. The vegetarian bánh mì comes stuffed with fried tofu.
Bun Mi Vietnamese Grill
Owners Sang Ho, Thao Dinh, Cuong Bui, and Truc Mai opened their restaurant first on Peachtree Road Buckhead, then later at Colony Square’s Politan Row food hall. Bún Mì’s bánh mìs feature a range of proteins, including grilled short rib and garlic turmeric chicken or wild-caught Gulf shrimp.
Pho King Midtown
Midtown’s Pho King is a fast and affordable intown option for bowls of pho and a quick bánh mì fix. The shop only offers two sandwiches on its menu—barbecue pork and chicken—but both are solid options for when a trip to Buford Highway isn’t possible.
Anh’s Kitchen keeps its bánh mì menu to three options: grilled pork, grilled chicken, and the special with ham, pork, and pâté.
Owned by Julian Wissman and Brian Holloway, Pho Cue blends Vietnamese flavors and dishes with central Texas barbecue. Wissman uses several recipes from his wife’s family, who are of Hmong heritage hailing from Thailand and Vietnam, to create many of the barbecue-based dishes offered on the menu. This includes bowls of pho and the bánh mì served with smoked pork, chicken, or mushrooms or even Texas-style smoked brisket. The bánh fries are also a must, which see French fries topped with smoked meat of choice, julienned pickled vegetables and cilantro, and queso.
Qommunity (formerly We Suki Suki/Global Grub Collective)
A space once home to pho and bánh mì shop We Suki Suki and mini food stall market the Global Grub Collective, owner Quynh “Q” Trinh transformed the space into a restaurant incubator called Qommunity in 2021. Trinh still serves her popular pho and bánh mì here, but she partnered with Poke Burri and Lifting Noodles Ramen owners Ken Yu and Seven Chan to anchor the venture, which also features more indoor seating and a coffee, boba tea, and noodle bar. Look for restaurant residencies at Qommunity throughout the year, too, including comfort food from MikChan’s (owners of JenChan’s in Cabbagetown), taking over the former We Suki Suki space.
This small shop in south metro Atlanta offers a variety of bánh mì on its menu, including meatball, barbecue pork, and shredded pork skin. There’s also a buy five get one free deal here. Hours can vary.
Lee’s Bakery is not only a Buford Highway staple, it’s an Atlanta institution. This is where to head for steaming bowls of pho at 8 a.m. and bánh mì deals; buy five sandwiches and get one free. Try the bakery’s dac biet with ham, pork head cheese, and pork liver or the bánh mì cá made with fish cakes. Make sure to also grab a baguette from the basket near the front door for later.
Pho Bac Restaurant
Pho Bac in Chamblee offers a straightforward and traditional bánh mì selection on its menu like the dac biet (pork cold cuts) and the grilled pork, and vegetarian options like tofu or fried eggs.
Quoc Huong Banh Mi Fast Food
Many consider the bánh mì at Quoc Huong in the Asian Square complex (where Sweet Hut Bakery is also located) to be the best in metro Atlanta. Their fresh French bread definitely contributes to this reputation. The favorite order here is the barbecue pork. The shop is cash only. Order five bánh mì, and that sixth one is free.
Be Banh Mi
A relative newcomer to Buford Highway, the name says it all as to what’s serve on the menu here. Be Banh Mi offers its sandwiches in three sizes: regular baguette: the snack-size bread stick; and the challenger (a super-sized version.) Choose from meats and other proteins like glazed chicken, Vietnamese pork sausage, and black bean tofu and pair your bánh mì with a Vietnamese iced coffee.
Mama’s Banh Mi Atlanta - Best Vietnamese Sandwich
Mama’s Banh Mi keeps the menu centered on the delicious Vietnamese sandwich, and offers proteins like soybean tofu, egg only, pork sausage, and grilled chicken. But the move here is the bánh mì dặc biệt or the Mama’s Special. This bánh mì comes with pâté and a variety of Vietnamese cold cuts for under $6.
This Norcross shop has regulars claiming it serves the best bánh mì in all of metro Atlanta. The counter service shop includes over 15 bánh mì options like grilled or steamed pork, liver pâté, fish, and a combo with ham, head cheese, pâté, and steamed pork.
Lobster Banh Mi
Served on freshly baked baguettes with proteins like grilled pork, tofu, curry chicken, and even crab meat and shrimp, the order from this bánh mì is its namesake: lobster. The sandwich comes loaded with chunks of lobster and all the traditional bánh mì accoutrements and is worth every penny of the $12 price tag. A location is opening in Brookhaven soon.
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Banh Mi Café
It’s all about bánh mì at Banh Mi Cafe in Duluth. Sandwiches here include everything from the oft-ordered barbecue pork or Vietnamese pork cold cuts (dac biet) to scrambled eggs, sugarcane shrimp, and pork skin bánh mì. The menu is vegetarian-friendly with tofu, avocado, and sautéed mushrooms listed among the cafe’s meat-free options.