Thanks to the Vietnamese community that has made New Orleans home since the mid 1970s, the city has a thriving restaurant scene, one that’s gotten bigger and better in the last decade. It used to be seekers of the cuisine had to go to New Orleans East or the West Bank to sample lemon-grassed scented bao and pho fragrant with star anise and cardamom. Now mom and pop shops are everywhere, from Uptown to Mid City to the French Quarter. Lovers of this clean herb-fueled cuisine couldn’t be happier.
Here are Eater’s picks for New Orleans’s 16 essential Vietnamese restaurants, arranged geographically.
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