Pho Banh Mi at East Borough
Forget soup and a sandwich. Here, the ingredients for pho are stuffed inside a baguette. Brilliant. The banh mi has beef brisket, basil, onions, hoisin and Sriracha aioli, plus the requisite cucumber, cilantro, jalapeños and pickled vegetables.
Insider Tip: The banh mi is only available at lunch, so you might not be able to partake in the fantastic cocktails. But don’t fret; the nonalcoholic housemade sodas are pretty amazing, including ginger limeade, blood-orange cinnamon soda and pineapple basil soda.
9810 W. Washington Blvd.; 310-596-8266