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Banh Mi is the Vietnamese word for bread. In Vietnamese cuisine, banh mi also refers to a type of baguette that serves as a bun for sandwiches filled with savoury and fresh flavours. The banh mi was introduced to Vietnam in the mid-19th century, becoming a staple street food in Saigon as early as 1950.

As opposed to the traditional banh mi —which commonly dons an assortment of cold cuts, pate, butter, and fresh vegetables— we offer a modern spin, showcasing braised, grilled, and fried meat (and vegetarian!) options with a combination of savoury sauces and fresh cucumber, pickled carrots, and cilantro.

What's Banh Mi?

Banh Mi Boys first opened its doors to Toronto in 2011. Working out of a small mom-and-pop shop at Queen Street West and Spadina Avenue, three brothers armed with history and knowledge of Vietnamese cuisine began offering savoury hot meats in perfectly-toasted baguettes. It wasn’t long before word-of-mouth got around and what had initially started as a slow-moving venture led to bustling and eager line-up’s out the door.

In 2013, following the successful launch of our flagship location, Banh Mi Boys opened its second restaurant. Following suit with the same menu of Vietnamese Banh Mi, Chinese Steamed Bao’s and Korean-inspired Taco’s, the demand for the modern Banh Mi continued to escalate, naturally paving the way for our third and fourth locations in 2015 and 2017 respectively.

It was only a matter of time before our stores could no longer individually handle the increase in demand. With the brothers’ history of working and managing large-scale food production, we built and equipped our own commissary kitchen – allowing us to continue to develop our food in-house with the same integral and high-quality standards you’re used to.We believe in sharing the passion that created this unique restaurant with the world. At Banh Mi Boys, we will always aim to provide each customer with excellent service and affordable, high-quality meals without compromise. We believe that integrity, passion, and teamwork lead our business forward – from our production line to our in-house service.