Named after French-influenced capital which is now called Ho Chi Ming City, Saigon Bakery delivers savoury sandwiches in distinctly fragrant bread with its traditions imported from the motherland. The North Richmond bakery is a perfect stop to grab a take-away quick bite as well as to fetch your everyday dinner rolls from.
Their speciality bread is a one-serving baguette, a style originally brought over by the French and localized to fit the popularity of banh mi, or Vietnamese sandwiches, which is exactly the speciality of this bakery shop. The Vietnamese baguette is distinct for its compact size, making a sandwich with similar volume to a Subway six-inch (My reference is only to the size).
At Saigon Bakery, the complexity of flavours is golden. Any of the sandwich choices from their large menu board comes with a good handful of meat and fresh veggies on a thick spread of pate. With Vietnamese sandwiches, freshness is tested in shredded carrot and coriander and not lettuce and tomato as in the traditional kind. No cheese is involved, either, but those Asian sandwiches manage to be satisfying in its own way.
This perfect lunch fix costs no more than two $2 coins; An amazing deal. Saigon Bakery is located on the south side of Victoria Street. Look for this sign and enjoy your lunch.