This tiny Chinatown storefront, opened in the ’80s by the parents of Banh Mi Boys owners David, Peter and Philip Chau, is the original banh mi mom and pop. The small space produces hundreds of sandwiches a day, an industrial slicing machine spitting out the French buns as quick as they can be filled with
This Vietnamese bistro is making waves on Queen Street West with its affordable prices, hip atmosphere and vibrant Vietnamese cuisine. DeMen Bistro, located close to Bathurst St., is the area’s best spot for a bowl of pho and break from shopping. Bustling with people, this Vietnamese bistro is designed to match the trendy and stylish
Ever miss the days of strolling through the night markets of Vietnam, collecting snacks as you peruse all the different vendors? Well DZO Viet Eatery has brought the night markets of Hội An to Toronto. This Dundas West eatery is an ode to Vietnam with an influence of vibrant Mexican cuisine. It is the ultimate
Mi Mi is a Vietnamese restaurant in Riverdale. It’s been around since the 90s and is a family-run, neighbourhood spot. It’s also a spot where vegetarians can partake in pho, swapping beef with tofu and some gai lan for colour. They also have a roster of noodles of the non-beef variety such as seafood with
Whoever said you can’t find a good meal in a mall food court? Mii Sandwich Co. is located in the Yorkdale Shopping Centre’s swanky upstairs eatery. This Vietnamese fast-food spot is a fresh and healthy option amongst the greasier ones typically found here. Mii is passionate about serving good food at a reasonable price made
Don’t shy away from Oxtail Pho & Banh Mi’s bright yellow exterior; let it welcome you in. The cheery shade is owner Linda Tran’s favourite, and the different shaped, mounted cutting boards that display the menu add to the generally upbeat ambience. Although serving up primarily Vietnamese fare, a number of Oxtail’s dishes are influenced
Pho Hung is a family-run Vietnamese restaurant at the corner of Kensington Market in Chinatown. It has been a go-to spot for, you guessed it, pho noodles for over a decade. Service is quick and efficient which makes it a great spot for a weekday lunch break. While Vietnamese restaurants have become synonymous to pho
Located at College and Dufferin, one might breeze on by the unassuming spot as just another run-of-the-mill Vietnamese spot. That would be a grave mistake. There are often line-ups out the door at this tiny jaunt but it’s worth the wait. A random mish mash of decor adorns the walls – posters of Vietnamese singers
In a city spoiled for choices when it comes to pho, Pho Metro aims to give us more. This chain, with locations throughout the GTA as well as Hong Kong, started right here at the original Scarborough location. Rice noodles are served in a flavourful broth with a combination of meats, flavours and spices to
Those finding themselves in Vaughan and craving a heaping bowl of delicious Pho may want to check out Pho Mi Viet Thai. Vietnam’s most famous culinary export of rice noodles in a bowl of delicious broth is served alongside other Asian favourites like pad Thai and spring rolls. It’s like a little bit of Hanoi
Punny and unapologetic, this Vietnamese and French bistro is serving up historic fusion we can’t get enough of. With the French culture remaining so present in Vietnamese cuisine, it is no wonder the people at Pho Pas Social Bistro have decided to create a restaurant that highlights the beauty and bounty of both culturally rich
A twenty-four hour pho joint? Yup, that’s Pho Pasteur. Located at the corner of Dundas and Spadina, this cash-only joint is here 24/7 to ensure no pho craving goes unsated. The prices here are marginally higher than other pho joints in the neighbourhood but that’s justified to keep the lights on at all hours of
Upon my return from a recent epic food adventure in Vietnam, it didn’t take long for the beautiful memories of homemade cabbage soup, beef pho and bánh xèo pancakes to begin to wear off. It’s times like these when I begin to search high and low across the city for anything that just might keep the flavour memories alive.
The stalwart of the rapidly trendifying Ossington strip, Pho Tien Thanh still has a packed house every night. Its candy floss pink walls and I LOVE PHO FOREVER sign might have been considered slapdash when it opened over 20 years ago, but it has settled into a quirky and enduring charm. The menu is at
’Tis the season… for most of Toronto’s restaurants to close down, leaving it to the city’s stalwart Asian restaurants to keep hungry people at bay. Although Pho Xe Lua’s late-night history isn’t stellar (ahem, remember Halloween?), it’s definitely got some hit-the-spot food and it will be open over the holidays.
Que Ling is literally a hidden gem. Tucked away on a side street off Gerrard and Broadview you might assume it’s another run-of-the-mill Vietnamese spot. While all the usual suspects you’d expect to find are all here – pho, vermicelli bowls and rice dishes, you’ll want to opt for the bun rieu, a seafood tomato