Nicky's Vietnamese Sandwiches
If you haven’t found your neighborhood Vietnamese sandwich shop (everyone should have one), Nicky’s is a good place to begin. If it’s your first time in one of their locations, don’t let its size (tiny) and appearance (ramshackle) put you off. What lies inside is love at first bite. Begin with the classic bánh mi—a thick, fluffy baguette stuffed with paté, ham, ground pork, pickled carrots, cucumbers, cilantro, and dollops of delectable Sriracha mayo. This is a staple of Vietnamese cuisine worldwide, but Nicky's particular interpretation of bánh mi earned it the spotlight on Food Network’s The Best Thing I Ever Ate.