Cheap Eats 2018: Bánh Mì D.C. Sandwich

Photograph by Jeff Elkins

About Bánh Mì D.C. Sandwich

3103 Graham Rd
Falls Church, VA 22042

We’ve tried fancy bánh mì on brioche and ciabatta—they’re not as good as the classic Vietnamese sandwiches on house-made rolls at this unassuming deli. The baguette is both airy and crackling, perfect for stuffing with pickled vegetables, fresh cucumber, cilantro, jalapeños, and swaths of mayonnaise and pâté. Pick from 20-plus fillings; we’re suckers for anything porky, such as barbecue bacon or fried bologna. Best part: Sandwiches are all less than $5. Also good: Sugarcane-shrimp bánh mì; sesame doughnut; avocado shake.

Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Petworth.

Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.

Jessica Sidman
Food Editor

Jessica Sidman covers the people and trends behind D.C.’s food and drink scene. Before joining Washingtonian in July 2016, she was Food Editor and Young & Hungry columnist at Washington City Paper. She is a Colorado native and University of Pennsylvania grad.