If you’re looking for something a bit different for lunch today, why not opt for a Bánh Mì sandwich? Just in case you’re not an expert on the popular Vietnamese sandwich, we’ve compiled a list of the options.

  • Num Pang Sandwich Shop

    21 E 12th St Frnt 2 | (212) 255-3271While not technically Vietnamese Banh Mi (it’s actually Cambodian num pang), the sandwiches are made in the spirit of banh mi (baguette, cilantro).

  • Ma Peche

    15 West 56 St. (bet 5th and 6th avenues) | (212) 757-5878Easily the most high-end of the banh mi spots on this list, but it also may offer the most delicious fare, despite the $10 price tag,

  • Nicky’s Vietnamese Sandwiches

    150 E. 2nd St. | (212) 388-1088This East Village spot often runs out of bread early, so make sure to get your banh mi fix before the dinner rush (or for lunch).

  • Baoguette Cafe

    37 St. Marks Pl. | (347) 892-2614Serial restauranteur Michael Bao’s longest lasting concept still turns out excellent banh mi sandwiches for just $5 as long as you can brave the crowds on St. Marks.

  • Banh Mi Saigon Bakery

    198 Grand St | (212) 941-1541 Head down to Chinatown for what many argue are the city’s best banh mi sandwiches (it’s been reported that Porchetta chef Sara Jenkins loves this place).

  • An Choi

    85 Orchard St Frnt 2 | (212) 226-3700Find both traditional and non traditional (see the BBQ pork banh mi) at this tiny LES whole-in-the-wall. [thefeast.com]