In another post, I wrote about my love for Banh Mi Boys (check the article). But it doesn’t seem fair to profess my love for that resto, without saying the same of their parents’ establishment – Banh Mi Nguyen Huong Food Co – pretty much the birthplace of the banh mi. I can’t get enough of this place, especially after finding out that they indeed make a vegetarian version of this popular meaty sub. (I was under the impression that they didn’t for the longest time.)
This location on Spadina has been here since the 80s (they now have five around the GTA) and it was a regular pit stop for my mum when shopping for groceries. Growing up, the sandwiches made a regular appearance in my school lunches. When I wasn’t a vegetarian I used to eat the assorted cold cut version. The tofu banh mi is just as good and just as filling. And for $ 2.25 (for a small, $ 2.75 for a large), you can’t go wrong. Definitely a place to eat if you’re on a budget; sandwiches are made-to-order.
And, they offer pre-made packaged meals (such as summer rolls and noodles) as well in case you’re not craving banh mi.