This Vietnamese counter-service restaurant serves our favorite banh mi in Elmhurst. Their classic version is like the exemplary coworker on your team who always packs lunch and leads group presentations. It’s near textbook perfection. Each bite of crumbled, caramelized pork perfectly balances the buttery chả lụa, cold cucumbers, vinegary carrots and daikon, and tassels of cilantro. If you’re taking your banh mi to the couch, beware that it’s impossible to eat without leaving a trail of flaky breadcrumbs.
Where we've featured it
16 of our favorite restaurants in a neighborhood that has plenty of great ones.
More spots in ElmhurstSee more
Khao Nom is a counter-service spot in Elmhurst, and it’s a great place to sit down, eat some quick khao moo dang, and grab a few desserts to-go.
Kape’t Torta is a Filipino bakery in Elmhurst that makes excellent pan de sal and other sweet pastries.
Carniceria Colombia Inc
Carniceria Colombia Inc. is a Colombian butcher counter in Elmhurst that also makes sopa and arepas.
More Sandwiches spotsSee more
Jeffrey’s Grocery in the West Village is one of the few restaurants in town we return to regularly. It is Perfect For pretty much everything.
Smile To Go
Smile To Go in the Freehand Hotel is perfect for when you want a sandwich, some vegetable sides, and/or a cookie with four big chocolate chips on top.
Suggested by our writers
Ayada is one of the best Thai restaurants in the city. Bring a big group to Elmhurst spot, and cover your table in duck, catfish, and drunken noodles.
Lamoon is a cash-only, BYOB restaurant in Elmhurst that specializes in Northern Thai food, and it’s a great spot to eat sausage and pork spine soup.
Khao Kang is a counter-service spot in Elmhurst where you can get some of the best Thai food in NYC.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more