To get an idea of the diversity of street food available in New York, you need look no further than the Banh Mi Cart. Sure, you can easily get 5 different types of burgers on the street during Burger Week, but we are not aware of any other banh mi carts in Manhattan.
It’s not like the Banh Mi Cart is new. They have been around for 6 years, but with us being in an office in midtown, the corner of Hanover Square & Pearl St in FiDi is tough to get to during the week.
While they are fairly popular in New York, some people may not know what a banh mi is. To give you a quick primer, banh mi is a Vietnamese sandwich served on a baguette with meat, pate, a bunch of veggies, and some sauces.
Now that tried them, you might want to make the trek yourself, especially if you work or live in the Financial District. They have 10 different types of baguette sandwiches such as grilled chicken, steak, shrimp and even roasted eel. Prices are generally $6, with a couple at $7 and one for $8.
We went for the Special Baguette (#1), which is the classic pork & vegetables for $6.