You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe

Food & dining

Cheap Eats

Bon Me brick and mortar gets customers in and out

Fourth time’s the charm.

I was determined to figure out why the bread on the signature Bon Me sandwich ($6) was stale every time I tried it. This riff on the Vietnamese classic banh mi is filled with a nice pate, a spicy mayo that you get in every bite, lots of crisp shredded vegetables, and the filling of your choice (Chinese BBQ pork, miso-braised pulled pork, spice-rubbed chicken, and soy-paprika tofu are all exceptional). Unlike the real bahn mi, there’s not much fat here, so it’s a good healthy version.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week