Bánh mì me! Vietnamese subs, with shredded carrot, cilantro, hot peppers and various meat fillings, are the perfect combo of French and Asian culinary traditions. Here, Calgary’s best bánh mì.
Thi Thi Vietnamese Submarine
This closet-sized Chinatown bánh mì factory serves perfectly grilled subs to a never-ending lunch queue of hungry office workers. Our pick: peppered chicken ($6.25). 209 First Street S.E., 403-265-5452.
Kitty-corner to Westbrook Mall, Vietsub is friendly, fast, and its seafood sandwich is succulent. Try combo number one, with tiger prawn sub and fountain pop ($8). 1619 37 Street S.W., 403-686-3339.
The winning Beijing beef sub ($6), with its sweet and sour sauce, is back by popular demand. Avoid paying for downtown parking by calling in ahead and picking up your order from the front doors of the Far East Shopping Centre. 10 – 132 Third Avenue S.E., 403-266-0728.
My Vietnamese Delight
Amidst the buzz of the Dragon City Shopping Mall is a delicious oasis, courtesy of this tiny joint’s chicken-satay sub ($6.95). 146 328 Centre Street S.E.
Kim Ahn Vietnamese
A long lunch counter with loads of staff means you’ll get your lemongrass and chili beef sub ($6.50) soon – and some sweet bubble tea ($4.25) to wash it down. 626 17 Avenue S.W., 403-275-8312.
Pick up a spicy ultimate sub ($7.95) filled with both beef and chicken at any of Thai Tai’s locations. Wash it down with a Thai iced tea ($3.50). Four locations.
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