Getting a decent banh mi in the New Orleans area once meant driving to the Westbank. And while Gretna may still reign as the locus of authentic Vietnamese, the banh mi gap between the two sides of the Mississippi has narrowed. For banh mi served on airy French-style bread (the two principal New Orleans bakeries being Dong Phuong in New Orleans East and Terrytown’s Hi-Do); a never-ending variety of centerpieces; and a heap of pickled carrots, cucumbers, cilantro, and chiles, check out one of the spots below.
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