Once upon a time, getting a decent banh mi in the New Orleans area meant driving to the Westbank. And while Gretna may still reign as the locus of authentic Vietnamese, banh mi are now almost as ubiquitous in New Orleans as the fried seafood po’ boy. Pork and pate are the traditional fillings, along with cilantro, carrot, cucumbers, jalapeno, and butter or aioli, but here there are never-ending combinations of fillings, all on a traditional New Orleans french bread roll (the two principal New Orleans bakeries being Dong Phuong in New Orleans East and Terrytown’s Hi-Do).
From the Westbank to New Orleans East, here are more than a dozen spots serving the best banh mi in the New Orleans area.
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