Veggie Pho

Tall malt-shop glasses of young coconut juice dot the small black tables, and a happy waitstaff delivers traditional Vietnamese cuisine. A gingery pho is especially rich, studded with rare steak, beef balls, chicken, or shrimp. Vegetarians can dig their chopsticks into dishes like com bi chay (shredded tofu and sweet potato strings over rice), and sandwich lovers can sink their teeth into a banh mi (beef, pork, chicken, or veggies on a baguette with cilantro, pickled carrots, and soy sauce).