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Banh Mi Boys
392 Queen St. W.,
Toronto, Ontario M5V 2A6
43.648684 -79.396960
After working for years at their parents’ Vietnamese sub shops, brothers David, Philip and Peter Chau hung out their own, much-hyped shingle. Street food obsessives buzzed on Twitter about the tiny, cafeteria-style place long before it opened, and when it did, in December 2011, it was instantly overrun. The five-spice pork belly banh mi lives up to the hoopla. Cucumbers, cilantro, pickled daikon and carrots accompany the meltingly tender meat on foot-long baguettes that are a little heavier and chewier than the standard. The brothers also make good steamed buns and tacos filled with things like Korean kalbi beef or Thai lemon grass chicken thigh. Kimchee fries slathered with pulled pork, mayo, green onions and their namesake condiment taste better than they sound, but not by much. Expect long lines at lunchtime. Unlicensed.
Banh Mi Boys


Neighbourhood: Queen West

Wheelchair accessible: Yes

Vegetarian options: Yes

Licensed: No

Kitchen open late: No

Outdoor dining: Yes

Private/bookable room: No

Delivery: No

Take out: Yes

Takes reservations: No

Caters: Yes

Free Wi-Fi: Yes

Serves: Lunch, Dinner

Payment methods: Visa, MasterCard, Interac, Cash

Days Closed: Holidays