Sold on the streets of Vietnam, banh mi sandwiches originated in Saigon. Today, they’re gaining popularity right here in the United States. If you would like to give these sandwiches a try, head to one of the following eateries near our Zilker Park apartments:
Elizabeth Street Cafe
Nestled in South Austin, the Elizabeth Street Cafe is both a French bakery and Vietnamese restaurant. It’s known for its croissants and banh mi sandwiches, and the tropical flavored macarons are not to be missed. The cafe invites guests to dine inside or out. Everyone receives fast, friendly service, and the team greets regulars by name. The banh mi sandwiches here include avocado and sprouts, housemade spicy pork meatballs, and grilled marinated flank steak.
B’s Kitchen started as a small red food truck. It quickly became popular, and a brick-and-mortar location opened nearly five years later. Owner Jimmy Bui was born and raised in Saigon. He honed his skills in high-end restaurants, and today he enjoys creating unique dishes for his new hometown of Austin. The banh mi sandwiches here include chicken, pork belly, and grilled pork sandwiches. B’s Kitchen is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Both dine-in and carryout are available.
Found on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, Sip Pho offers simple meals made from fresh ingredients. The chefs here create the dishes to order, and every bite bursts with bold flavor. Try the grilled lemongrass beef banh mi sandwich. It comes covered with jalapenos, soy sauce, pork pate, and other toppings on a soft baguette. Round out your meal with crab rangoons and your favorite fountain drink.
Before enjoying a banh mi sandwich, you can test your aim at a local archery range. If you want to call Cole Apartments home, please contact us. Our leasing team will schedule a tour and show you everything our apartments in South Lamar have to offer.Back to all posts