Ba Le Sandwich and Bakery

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A Chinatown outpost of this family-owned Vietnamese eatery in Uptown serves its well-loved barbecue pork, ham and other French-Vietnamese sandwiches, or banh mi. At this counter-service location, you'll find the same modern decor and a very similar menu, including homemade baguettes wrapped in wax paper, along with traditional pickled daikon, carrots, cilantro and jalapeno garnishes. Side options include light staples such as Vietnamese-style shrimp spring rolls and cold rice noodle salad. There's also an in-house bakery; from chocolate croissants to Vietnamese iced coffee, everything's prepared on site. Want to try your hand at banh mi at home? Ba Le also sells packages of fresh-baked baguettes to go.