Saigon Sandwich

560 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 474-5698

In this day and age, it’s rare to find a decent meal for less than ten dollars. Enter Saigon Sandwich. This little gem of a shop serves up banh mi, the popular Vietnamese sandwich that combines a toasty French baguette with a long list of ingredients like roasted chicken, pork or even meatballs. The place is tiny (there are literally only three chairs set up at a small counter) so it gets cramped as people rush here during the lunch hours. Luckily, the women working behind the counter are always friendly and they manage to get the orders out quickly and efficiently.

So what is the best part about this place? The price and the quantity. The most expensive sandwich is the special combo, which costs around four dollars, and it’s STUFFED with ingredients. Upon unwrapping, the shredded and lightly pickled carrots and daikon, jalapeno peppers, and cilantro peek out from the top of the sandwich. And that heavenly first bite? From the flakey crust of the bread, to the rich pate and spicy jalapenos, the various flavors all work in perfect harmony. The shop closes kinda early, so if you can’t make it for lunch, try to get there in time to grab a sandwich or two for dinner. Cash only.

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Sun: 7am – 5pm