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Road Food: Banh in the USA Truck

These sandwiches may be Vietnamese, but they were bahn and bread in the USA

      The Truck: Be on the look out for an all-white truck with a small sandwich logo and an American flag. ‘Merica.

      The Lowdown: The truck offers an assortment of bahn mi sandwiches, a noodle option, spring rolls, and some iced coffee.

      The Peeps: Previously known as the Cali Bahn Mi truck, Bahn in the USA recently underwent a name change and an owner swap. First-time owner David Shook took over the meal-on-wheels in October.

      The Loot: Cash and cards accepted.

      The Goods: The menu consists of traditional Vietnamese comfort food like the popular BBQ braised pork bahn mi ($6.50) and the spicy chicken bahn mi ($8), as well as a spring roll ($6.50), and a Vietnamese coffee ($3).

      The Verdict: With a simple menu, a sparsely decorated truck, and a new guy behind the scenes, we were hoping not to judge a truck by its cover. Our sandwich was a little dry and heavy on cilantro, but that’s nothing a little barbecue or fish sauce can’t fix.

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