WHY Some of the San Gabriel Valley’s best Vietnamese sandwiches come out of this tiny Alhambra mini-mall deli.
WHAT A to-go operation with friendly counter service, Banh Mi My Tho packs a lot into a minuscule storefront: a half-dozen types of banh mi sandwiches, hot Vietnamese broken-rice and noodle-based meals, snacks like meatballs on a stick, packaged Vietnamese desserts and drinks. It focuses on the basics—charbroiled pork, shredded chicken and a deli special piled high with pâté and cold cuts, all stuffed with vegetables, cilantro and jalapeños and priced so low you’ll want to take home a whole bag of them.
Region: San Gabriel Valley
Features: Breakfast, Essentially L.A., Lunch, Value
Price Range: $10-under
Cuisine Type: Vietnamese