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The 9 Best Bahn Mi Shops In Philadelphia

Updated: August 23, 2022

Bahn mi sandwiches are the greatest Vietnamese comfort food and these Philadelphia venues serve the best in town. We analyzed the top review sites, including diner and critic reviews for this list of top banh mi in Philadelphia. Start your day with a Trưng Chien Banh mi and Vietnamese coffee or go for a Chả banh mi at the spots below.

Find the perfect Banh mi spot

Street Side

Vietnamese, $, Old KensingtonVietnamese, $Philadelphia, Old Kensington
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Philly Bite Magazine, 2020

    Best Vietnamese Food in Philadelphia

    Philly Bite Magazine, 2020
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Philadelphia's 3 best spots to score affordable Southeast Asian fare

    Hoodline, 2019

Mi 'N Tea

Vietnamese, $, ManayunkVietnamese, $Philadelphia, Manayunk
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5
  • Philly Bite Magazine, 2020

    Where to Get the Best of Banh Mi Sandwiches in Philadelphia

    Philly Bite Magazine, 2020

Banh Mi Cali

Vietnamese, $, Center CityVietnamese, $Philadelphia, Center City
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Philly Bite Magazine, 2020

    Where to Get the Best of Banh Mi Sandwiches in Philadelphia

    Philly Bite Magazine, 2020

Cafe Nhan

Vietnamese, $, NewboldVietnamese, $Philadelphia, Newbold
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2020

    Celebrate Tết at one of these top Vietnamese restaurants in Philadelphia

    Hoodline, 2020
  • Eater, 2021

    13 Destinations in Philly for Warm, Nourishing Bowls of Pho

    Eater, 2021

Pop Up Café

Vietnamese, $$, Bella VistaVietnamese, $$Philadelphia, Bella Vista
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0

Newbold Cafe

American, $, NewboldAmerican, $Philadelphia, Newbold
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0

Bistro SouthEast

Asian, $, Graduate HospitalAsian, $Philadelphia, Graduate Hospital
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

The Breakfast Den

Vietnamese, $, Graduate HospitalVietnamese, $Philadelphia, Graduate Hospital
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2022

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    Eater, 2022
  • Thrillist, 2022

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    Thrillist, 2022

Pho Cali Vietnamese Restaurant

Vietnamese, $, Center CityVietnamese, $Philadelphia, Center City
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Why is this list better than others?

Choosing the right spot for Banh mi can be tough, especially if you’re exploring new restaurants. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 823905 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 16402 restaurants, and 770 lists and articles from top sources like Eater and Philly Bite Magazine. These spots have been featured in Eater - 13 Destinations in Philly for Warm, Nourishing Bowls of Pho and Philly Bite Magazine - Where to Get the Best of Banh Mi Sandwiches in Philadelphia. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With boam, money never makes the list. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Recurring questions

Street Side, Pop Up Café, and Newbold Cafe are the highest-rated late-night spots for banh mi in Philadelphia.

QT Vietnamese Sandwich and The Breakfast Den are the highest-rated banh mi spots for a pick-up order in Philadelphia.

Street Side, Pop Up Café, and Newbold Cafe are the highest-rated banh mi spots for breakfast in Philadelphia.

Street Side, Cafe Nhan Banh Mi and Bottles are the highest-rated vegan Banh mi places in Philadelphia.

Bistro SouthEast, Banh Mi and Bottles, and Cafe Saigon are the highest-rated banh mi spots that are good for groups in Philadelphia.

Drink pairing tips for Banh mi

  • The perfect complement to banh mi


    When ordering banh mi, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Cilantro Chile Cooler, a popular cocktail.

  • The ultimate drink pairing for banh mi


    Finding the ideal drink pairing for banh mi can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some white wine, particularly a glass of Kabinett. This, sweet, white wine balances the spicy banh mi.

  • Muscat de Alexandria with your banh mi

    When considering what goes best with banh mi, we recommend a glass of Muscat de Alexandria, it truly complements the dish as it cuts through the fattiness of the meat.


Factoids about Banh mi

  • A classic dish

    If you take a trip to bahn mi, then the well-known, tasty bahn mi should be on your radar! It is a local classic.

  • The longest baguette

    A little baguette never hurt anybody! The size of the longest baguette might surprise you, coming in at 400 feet! How big of a kitchen do you need to make that?

  • Ready for 6 sandwich of peanut butter and jelly sandwich?

    Patrick Bertoletti broke the world record by eating the most peanut butter and jelly sandwich in one sitting. The new record - that has not been beaten since - is 6 sandwich.

Parking tips

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