Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Cheap Eats: 163 Vietnamese Sandwiches

It's hard to pay $7-8 dollars for a sandwich when one of the best sandwiches around costs a mere $3. 163 Vietnamese Sandwiches in Chinatown offers fresh, warm, filling, and delicious banh mi sandwiches on the cheap.

Clearly, 163 Vietnamese Sandwiches is used to serving a wide array of hungry people. They whip out those sandwiches in about a minute, prepared to order. Pay attention to the sign at the counter that lists all the ingredients - if there's something you don't like, they'll be happy to leave it off. Choose from tofu, chicken, beef, or cold cuts, which are then piled high along with cilantro, cucumber, pickled carrots and daikon, spicy peppers, mayo, and fish sauce, all wrapped in a crunchy baguette. But be careful when you're eating - that baguette is delicious but also a mess. With the weather getting nice, you may want to save yourself the vacuuming and eat one of these outside.

163 Vietnamese Sandwiches is located at 66 Harrison Ave. in Chinatown. They are open from 7:30am to 7:30pm.

Originally published on Bostonist.

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7 comments:

Liney said...

Way better looking than the ones in Seattle!

adele said...

Mmm. I usually get mine from Viet Pho in the Super 88 in Allston, but I'll have to keep an eye out the next time I'm in Chinatown (and not walking off the aftereffects of dim sum.)

Jen said...

I love Vietnamese sandwiches or Bahn Mi. My favorite stall is right next to C-Mart Supermarket in Chinatown.

Todd said...

Their beef curry bahn mi with extra hot peppers is amazing! Unfortunately, their mango shake isn't so tasty.

-eatanddestroy

JacquelineC said...

So which do you like better?

catherine said...

good to know the banh mi craze has come to boston too!

Pam said...

Liney, you have no idea how much better this was - that one in Seattle was Disgusting!

Adele, Pho Viet is my usual, but this is a good option if you're in another part of town. Of course, you can always pick one up after dim sum for later...

Jen, do you know the name of that shop? I'll have to check it out...

Todd, too bad about the mango shake, but good to know the beef curry sandwich is good!

Jackie, it's a toss-up - similar but very different. I might have to go with Pho Viet for convenience, though - there's a parking lot right there!

And it's delicious, Catherine!