By Elena Kadvany
Downtown Palo Alto gets new Vietnamese eateryUploaded: Mar 18, 2019
Pho Banh Mi, a new Vietnamese restaurant, is now open in downtown Palo Alto -- the only dedicated place to get pho and banh mi on University Avenue.
The 405 University Ave. restaurant is from the owners of Green Bakery & Cafe in Los Altos. They took over the space after Cafe Epi closed.
The newly opened Pho Banh Mi in Palo Alto. Photo by Elena Kadvany.
Pho Banh Mi serves several kinds of pho, including with filet mignon, brisket, beef, seafood, chicken and a vegan version. Diners can customize their pho with additional proteins, vegetables and spice. There’s also five kinds of banh mi — chicken, pork, lemongrass beef, vegetarian and pate and shredded pork — all served traditionally with pickled carrots, daikon, jalapeño, cucumber, cilantro and mayonnaise on a French baguette.
Other dishes include egg rolls, chicken wings, salads, vermicelli bowls and spring rolls.
Pho Banh Mi also serves fresh tea, boba, smoothies, Vietnamese coffee, beer and wine.