Every Tuesdays and Thursdays I have to travel downtown for my internship and after I’m done with work I have about 2 hours to kill before my first class of the day. Usually I grab a quick bite to eat around the area and catch the bus back to campus…or I just eat crappy caf food. But yesterday, I was feeling pretty good and wasn’t ready to leave downtown. I knew I wanted to try something new and decided to check out this place that my friend has been non-stop raving about called Saigon Sandwiches. Saigon Sandwiches is this dinky little hole in the wall located in the heart of the Tenderloin that serves up quality sandwiches priced at only 3 bucks!!!
So if you want an amazing banh mi sandwich, you go to the Tenderloin. Go. Just. Go. Not to the Marina, not even to the Castro. And yes, these places have great sandwiches, but the king of them all is at 560 Larkin (Between Turk & Eddy).
And don’t let the long lines discourage you, because the staff really knows how to keep the line moving. You’ll probably get your sandwich within two minutes of ordering. I ordered the pork banh mi and it was absolutely perfect. They really stuff the sandwich with a ton of meat, the bread was the perfect consistency between crunchy and chewy and the they didn’t over do it with the cilantro. AND IT WAS ONLY 3 DOLLARS.
And to make my day even better, I visited this store right near Saigon Sandwiches to purchase this t-shirt that I’ve wanted for like 4 months now.
So I take the the 31 bus line pretty much on a daily basis and it always passes this cool little shop called The Loin on 602 Eddy Street. Well they have this Giants shirt hanging in their window and I’ve always wanted it, so yesterday I finally took the initiative and bought it! Go me!
The shop is pretty cool, you should check it out!