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The Best Banh Mi in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / June 29, 2016

banh mi torontoThe best banh mi in Toronto might be among the freshest and cheapest fast food options around. The hybrid submarine sandwiches are the product of French colonial influences on Vietnam and while traditionalist are still crafting them with pâté, cold cuts and pickles, plenty of new wave banh mi shops have mixed in cross-cultural flavours from across the globe.

This is the best banh mi in Toronto.

Banh Mi Boys

Banh Mi Boys

The local chain of banh mi shops now boasts three locations where subs are available in 10 varieties built on fresh baguettes. Your options include kalbi beef, five spice pork belly, lemongrass chicken and duck confit. More »

Rose's Vietnamese Sandwiches

Rose's Vietnamese Sandwiches

This Vietnamese deli on Gerrard offers excellent value for freshly made banh mi to go, often yielding change on a fiver. Sandwiches are assembled at the lunch counter from a selection of cold cuts, pâté, sausages or grilled meats. More »

Banh Mi Nguyen Huong Co.

Banh Mi Nguyen Huong Co.

This Chinatown institution has been serving Vietnamese sandwiches long before banh mi became a popular Toronto food trend. Locations across the GTA offer a dozen varieties of made-to-order sandwiches stacked with assorted cold cuts, shredded pork skin, lemongrass sausage, meatballs and more. More »

It's a Bao Time

It's a Bao Time

This cheerful Asian snack bar in Markham offers a menu of bao, tacos and banh mi. Expect to find Vietnamese sandwiches loaded with toppings like bulgogi beef, crispy calamari, jerk chicken and battered fish on a demi French baguette. More »

Baguette & Co.

Baguette & Co.

No shortcuts, no cold cuts. That might as well be the motto at this sandwich shop in the Junction Triangle where fresh baguettes are available with tofu, pork, chicken or beef. Choose from "east" style sandwiches with butter, pork pâté, slaw and cilantro, or go "west" with toppings like mayo, lettuce, and tomato. More »

Banh Mi Ba Le

Banh Mi Ba Le

This bargain banh mi shop in Chinatown is an excellent spot to fill up on the cheap. There are 10 sandwiches for $5, including popular cold cut and BBQ pork varieties, plus signature selections like meat loaf and pork tripe dressed with pickled carrot and daikon. More »

Banh Mi Bar

Banh Mi Bar

This sandwich shop in Kensington Market lets you customize your order. Start with your choice of protein and load up on extras like pâté, kimchi or eggs and have it all assembled on a fresh bun with daikon-carrot slaw, cucumbers, chilis, cilantro and your choice of sauce. More »

Banh Mi Que Huong

Banh Mi Que Huong

This suburban banh mi shop on Finch near Weston does Vietnamese subs a dozen different ways, generally priced at $3 or less. Choose from sandwiches stacked with BBQ pork or satay meats and dressed with sliced cucumbers, carrots and cillantro. More »

Snack Shack

Snack Shack

This Etobicoke snack bar offers an eclectic menu that includes burgers, tacos, burritos and of course, banh mi. The chicken banh mi on a warm sesame bun is especially good and it comes topped with carrots, daikon, cucumber spears and handfuls of fresh cilantro. More »

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