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His Take: Vietnamese Sandwiches on the Cheap at Banh Mi Boys

Located just below Toronto’s chinatown on the corner of Queen Street and Spadina, Banh Mi Boys serves up some of the most delicious vietnamese sandwiches for less than $8 that you will ever find. Smothered in toppings including the zesty house mayo while served on a fresh baguette, the banh mi (roughly 6 inches of …

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1. Be prepared to stand and eat. Seating room is limited and once the lunch/after work crowd floods in, you’ll likely opt to eat outside if the weather permits.

2. The tacos for $4 are delicious and excellent for eating on a budget. However, I prefer the banh mi which is just a bit more filling.

3. I’d recommend getting a banh mi with a taco as a side to try a couple of combos, as opposed to ordering the underwhelming kimchi fries.

Located just below Toronto’s chinatown on the corner of Queen Street and Spadina, Banh Mi Boys serves up some of the most delicious vietnamese sandwiches for less than $8 that you will ever find. Smothered in toppings including the zesty house mayo while served on a fresh baguette, the banh mi (roughly 6 inches of sandwich) is adorned with options such as braised beef cheek, squid, duck confit, and five spice pork belly. Prices range from $5-8, and if you’re feeling especially stingy you can opt for one of the incredibly delicious tacos which are $4 each. For a while, my absolute favorite at Banh Mi Boys was the squid taco… until I had the squid banh mi, which is basically the same thing except bigger.

taco squid banh mi boys toronto

Source: Where Jess Ate

If you’re especially hungry, the kimchi fries might entice you. Topped with pulled pork, mayo, kimchi, and green onion, this is basically like a vietnamese poutine. Personally, I’m a bigger fan of poutine and with every bit of the kimchi fries I secretly wish that I was instead devouring fries topped with gravy and cheese curds. That’s just me though. They’re about $6, so if you’re getting them as a side to your banh mi, I would actually recommend just grabbing a taco for $4. It’s cheaper, and that way you can try out a couple of the different toppings (one in banh mi form, and one in a taco).

squid sandwich banh mi boys toronto queen

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Banh Mi Boys is fast, cheap, and delicious. It’s a fantastic option if you’re on the go and looking for some food to scarf down in about 15 minutes. Not the healthiest option out there… but if you compare it to it’s next door neighbour (McDonald’s), there’s no comparison. I only wish that Banh Mi Boys was open a little bit later so that I could substitute that Big Mac around 2am with a squid taco. Open until 10pm from Monday-Friday, 9pm on Saturday, and 7pm on Sunday, it’s a great little spot to grab a quick, cheap bite before heading to the bar for a few brews.

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