The Dreamiest Vegan Sandwich in Charleston... (An Ode to Bon Banh Mi)

Ya’ll, have you ever dreamt about a sandwich? It’s ok if you have, we won’t judge, because we have literally been thinking about Bon Banh Mi’s sammies non-stop since our last encounter. It's haunting our dreams in the best way. Like a really charismatic sandwich ghost.

Bon Banh Mi makes some of the best sandwiches in Charleston, and vegan options to boot! You know we like dat! Our favorite, the 5-Spice Tofu Sandwich, comes on a toasted baguette topped with marinated tofu, cucumber, pickled carrots, pickled daikon radish, cilantro, holy basil, crispy shallots, and chile-mayonnaise.  The flavors are to die for and seriously addicting.

5-Spice Tofu Sandwich at Bon Banh Mi has us dreaming Vietnamese

5-Spice Tofu Sandwich at Bon Banh Mi has us dreaming Vietnamese

Another one of our favorite dishes is the vegan spring rolls filled with Ponzu Marinated Mushrooms, cucumber, scallion, avocado, vermicelli noodle, green papaya, cilantro, basil, and mint accompanied by tangy peanut dipping sauce. We’re drooling just thinking about biting into one of these

These spring rolls were part of our first Veggie Crawl. Lucky us!

These spring rolls were part of our first Veggie Crawl. Lucky us!

Herbs are a staple here. The use of fresh herbs of ginger, turmeric, mint, dill, basil and scallions highlights the zingy, bright flavors of Vietnamese cuisine.  Also, these herbs are all SO GOOD for you, because of their anti-inflammatory and digestive properties.  It’s worth the bite for your taste buds and your health!

And don’t even get us started on the Friday happy hour: $4 sandwiches, $3 beers, $2 tacos, from 5-7PM when you dine in.  Plus, did somebody say Vietnamese coffee?? Yes, please, we’ll take two!

The place is small and unassuming, near the corner of Spring & President Streets. You come here for a well-crafted sandwich, maybe a beer to wash it down, and to rest your booty on one of several bar stools while you nom on your sammy. There is usually parking available, either in their small lot behind the restaurant, or on Spring Street in front.  

Not only does this little place crank out amazing food, the owner & staff are top notch as well. We always seem to sense the love and enthusiasm behind dishes we taste, and it’s no wonder we can’t stop thinking about our meals here. The crew at Bon Banh Mi takes pride in their craft, with attention to detail and a smile on their faces.

5 stars for having fresh ingredients and perfect flavor combinations in a quaint setting with the coolest staff! This place is not to be missed!

Bon Banh Mi (843) 414-7320

162 Spring Street 

Charleston SC 29403