Banh mi is a Vietnamese sandwich served on a baguette that (ideally) has a shatteringly crisp exterior and a light, airy interior, and which is packed with a variety of ingredients that include some combination of pickled carrots, pickled daikon, grilled beef, grilled pork, head cheese, pate, jalapenos, and sweet mayonnaise. Which is to say, banh mi is the best possible version of a sandwich.
Luckily for Bostonians, the city and its surrounding suburbs boast a number of great Vietnamese restaurants offering excellent banh mi, many of which are situated in the part of Dorchester where Dorchester Avenue and Adams Street converge near Fields Corner. The eight restaurants on this map serve some of the best banh mi in Greater Boston.
Please note that a number of Boston-area restaurants have resumed dine-in service, and the level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: For updated information on coronavirus cases in the area, please visit the Massachusetts coronavirus website.
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