Archive for 'No. 1 Banh Mi Cart'

Top Lunches Of 2013: Banh Mi, Cheese Fries, Chicken Fingers, Shawarma Represent

Looking back through all of the lunches I consumed in 2013 made me wonder, once again, how I am not morbidly obese. There was BBQ chicken lo mein, pizza with bacon and jalapeños, cheese steaks, fancy hot dogs, and one uncooked lunch that I’ll talk about later. All in all it was a great year for lunching downtown, and we gained options like Jersey-style subs, Philly-style hoagies and Japanese curry.

While digging through all of these lunches, there were several that stood out and I whittled them down to 10. You’ll find those straight ahead, along with an honorable mention and a bonus spot for perhaps the most memorable lunch I’ve eaten in my tenure as editor of this site.  Read more »

Pho From The Banh Mi Cart Is Mostly Pluses With A Couple Of Minuses

Last week the Banh Mi Cart at Hanover Sq. and Pearl started serving beef noodle soup (aka, pho) which was a departure from their roster of sandwiches, spring rolls and drinks. This is kind of great news for the winter months when a heart soup may sound better than a sandwich, but could pho from a cart be any good? The answer is yes, but with some caveats.  Read more »

The Banh Mi Cart Starts Serving Pho Today!

You don’t see many tweets from the Banh Mi Cart at Hanover Sq. & Pearl St., but when they do take to Twitter, it’s for something important. Yesterday they announced that beef noodle soup (aka, pho) at the cart starting today. I’ve never had noodle soup from a cart, let along pho, so it will be interesting to see the price point and how it stacks up against the neighborhood’s best at Nicky’s Vietnamese Sandwiches. Based on the quality of their sandwiches, I’m going in with high hopes.

A Breakfast Sandwich The Vietnamese Way At The Banh Mi Cart

I have never eaten a Vietnamese breakfast, but if I did I’d want it to be the egg and pork roll banh mi from the No. 1 Banh Mi Cart. We’ve eaten most of the conventional fillings from this cart but there are usually eight to 10 on offer and some (sardines in sunflower oil, roasted eel, tuna fish) are more on the edge. There was breakfast served at the cart for a time, and I’d like to think the pork roll and egg sandwich ($7) on the lunch menu is a legacy of that.  Read more »

Banh Mi Cart Starting Breakfast Service Monday

At first when I saw this in the forums I got excited that someone was finally going to start serving breakfast banh mi. (Seriously: Pate, pork sausage patties, some pickled veggies, maybe some egg – somebody needs to make this happen!). But a walk past the No. 1 Banh Mi cart on Hanover Sq. (at Pearl) revealed a sign that said starting Monday they will be dumplings, sweet buns and coffee and tea in the morning. If anyone tries this out let us all know how it is!

Banh Mi Cart Revises Menu And Prices, But Has Sandwich Construction Down

There was a huge amount of excitement last year when word came that a cart selling banh mi was coming to the Financial District. Longs lines ensued. Really long lines. Well, the No. 1 Banh Mi Cart is still down here, at Pearl St. and Hanover to be exact. Prices are up $1 since Daniel visited and the menu is different. There’s also a giant picture of summer rolls on the side for identification purposes. Read more »

Downtown Lunch: Long Lines Plague the New Banh Mi Cart

Midtown workers shouldn’t have all the fun, so to even the score, I’ve brought on Daniel Krieger as an official Downtown Lunch Correspondent to write up some of the tasty stuff you can get in the lower half of Manhattan. He’s a great photographer (ensuring good food porn), but more importantly he is a lover of cheap, unique and delicious eats (or as I like to call it- Midtown Lunch’ish food.)

Downtown Lunch: Banh Mi Cart

After spotting the story on Cheap Ass Foods yesterday morning, Zachypoo emailed me frantically to check out the new banh mi cart on the corner of St. Johns and Water street. So I knew I had to scope out the situation ASAP. Clearly we weren’t the only ones who saw the post, because the line was really damn long! Fuggging BLOGS!! I wanted my banh mi NOW! But I had to wait… and wait I did.

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