The ambiance at Eat-Well Food Mart on Canal Street is pure curb-store so we often get our banh mi to go, and smuggle the treasures back to our redoubt in the 9th Ward.
When we first started exploring the Vietnamese restaurant scene in New Orleans back in the 90s, the landscape looked quite a bit different than it does today.
Many Vietnamese entrepreneurs knew that the word banh mi would not carry weight with New Orleans eaters so they called the sandwich Viet Po Boys. It must have worked as now there are dozens and dozens of sources scattered about our city.
But none is finer than Eat-Well, a humble corner store in the 3rd Ward.
Pictured: handmade Vietnamese sausage stuffed into a fresh loaf and garnished with traditional accoutrement.
2700 Canal St
New Orleans, LA
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