Judging by the modern logo slapped on the side of its compact Vietnamese sandwiches, you’d think Bánh Mì 25 was a Hanoi franchise aimed at tourists and expats. Nope. It’s a family-run joint rebranded to appeal to both TripAdvisor obsessives and in-the-know locals. Whether it’s your first or 15th time here, everyone’s treated like a regular, with fair prices (bánh mìs top out at about $1.15 USD), gratis offerings like iced tea and bananas, and baguettes delivered hot every two hours from an old-school neighborhood bakery. It’s not on the menu, but the family will kindly make an egg sandwich for anyone with vegetarian friends in tow.
25 Hàng Cá, Hàng Đào, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam; +84-97-766-8895.