By Anna Black
Tucked just a few blocks from the New Westminster Skytrain station, you’ll find a cozy little Vietnamese eatery on Carnarvon Street called Banh Mi Bar.
Now in its second year of operation, the restaurant has become a popular choice with locals because of their affordably priced and freshly made traditional Vietnamese baguette subs and friendly customer service. Owners Lily and Tung have been described on Yelp Canada as an “absolutely lovely pair of people” that are “nice and friendly” and always “deliver with a smile”. The restaurant has received numerous five star reviews and as a result was recently named one of the site’s Top 100 Restaurants for 2017.
The menu, although simple, offers a delicious choice for every sub lover complete with delicately flavored grilled meats, pickled vegetables, cilantro, and just a splash of sriracha, all served on crisp freshly toasted baguette. One of Banh Mi Bar’s best sellers is the House Special which features four different types of pork plus meatballs. Other options include meat balls, pork patty, vegan, cold cut, and chicken. Their iced Vietnamese coffees are also always a big hit.
The restaurant offers patrons some inside seating room but because of its location right in the heart of historic downtown New Westminster, it’s also the perfect stop for takeout on your way to New Westminster Quay, Queens Park, or for a stroll by the Fraser River. While you’re there make sure to grab your stamp card to receive your eleventh sub for free.
Banh Mi Bar is open Monday – Friday from 10 AM – 6 PM and Saturday from 10 AM – 5 PM. They are closed on Sundays.
Banh Mi Bar
722 Carnarvon Street
New Westminster, BC