Stop the presses! A food shop has popped up in Park Slope and it doesn’t serve frozen yogurt. Banhmigos, a Vietnamese sandwich shop on Lincoln off 7th Avenue, opened for business on Saturday, November 24. And it looks promising.
Banhmigos follows the successful Vietnamese sandwich shop model, serving nine varieties of ‘wich alongside spring rolls, green salads, vermicelli salads, and bubble teas.
The headliner is the traditional pork, pate, and ham sandwich, but Bahnmigos strays from the traditional with things like portabella mushroom, vegetarian chicken, tofu, or sardines on a toasted, baked French baguette. Filling out the lineup are grilled pork, grilled chicken, shredded chicken, and sausage bahn mi. Spiciness is tailored to the customer’s wont.
The menu isn’t extensive. There are basically five things this place serves, though there are plenty of variations for each item. And there is accommodation for a bunch of dietary restrictions. Vegetarians, vegans, even gluten-free folks have appetizing choices.
The prices are very reasonable. $6.50 per sandwich ($7 for the portabella). Green salads with protein ring in at $7 (a little more for shrimp or smoked duck breast variations). Vermicelli salads are $6 without a protein addition, $8.50 with pork, chicken, tofu or portabella mushroom. The 18 varieties of bubble tea are $4.25 each.
You can get your banh mi fix at 178 Lincoln, just east of 7th Avenue. They offer free delivery for orders over $10, student discounts, and catering. Open 11:30am to 9pm daily.
South Slope residents still have Hanco’s and Henry’s, made famous on NPR.