Love a good Vietnamese sandwich? Here's where to snag one in Chicago.
I opt for the roasted pork, which is a classic version made with rich pork belly and served with the traditional accompaniments.
This is my favorite banh mi - the fried pork roll and pate version has the right balance of richness cut with pickled vegetables and cilantro.
I get the spicy shrimp banh mi, but you'll want to bring along someone to share some Korean-influenced tacos as well.
I love the Frenchman banh mi, with duck confit, kumquats and mustard seeds. The pho is also terrific.
Head here for well-done banh mi and accompaniments like summer rolls and soups. They often do sampling, so you can try a new sandwich before ordering!