Food & Drink

Banh Mi

2016 Winner: Bánh Mì Ba Le

Dorchester is immoderately blessed with purveyors of the Vietnamese sub sandwich, one of the world’s great street foods. The fusion of Southeast Asian grilled meats, fresh herbs, savory condiments and chilies with Gallic charcuterie and mayonnaise reaches its apotheosis in the baguette. It is in this crucial foundation that Bánh Mì Ba Le edges out its competition, building on a crackly-crusted roll baked in-house that morning. Few $3.50 lunches yield so much joy.

Bánh Mì Ba Le

1052 Dorchester Ave., Boston • (617) 265-7171

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    • (617) 562-8828