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Banh Mi at Lulu B's

09.16.2015 by: Leah McGarry
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Lulu B's was recently featured as one of the top “cheap eats” in Austin according to Eater, and I was eager to try this former food truck turned brick and mortar restaurant.

Lulu B’s is best known for their banh mi. For just $7 (including tax!), you can build your own Vietnamese sandwich with your choice of lemongrass pork, Chinese BBQ pork, grilled pork, lemongrass chicken, Chinese BBQ chicken, or lemongrass tofu. Your sandwich comes out loaded with color, topped with cilantro, cucumbers, pickled carrot and daikon and jalapenos. You also have the option to add avocado, egg or extra meat for $1 to $2 more.

Chinese BBQ pork Banh Mi

Lulu B’s also offers Bun Thit or Vermicelli bowls for $9. You can choose from the same variety of meats with lettuce, rice noodles, cucumbers, herbs, pickled carrots and daikon, and peanuts. Although arguably the Banh Mi is a crowd favorite, I actually liked the vermicelli bowl even better.

Lemongrass Chicken Vermicelli Bowl

We topped off our meal with some delicious Vietnamese coffee, both the iced and hot variety, and couldn’t decide which we liked better. The sweet coffee is the perfect way to wash down the kick of the banh mi.

Iced and hot Vietnamese coffee

As an added bonus, the restaurant is BYOB with a convenient stop next door to grab some booze for your visit. This makes the already reasonably priced restaurant even more reasonable. Just beware that they only accept cash.

Interior of Lulu B's

Although the restaurant itself is decorated very minimally with kitschy decor, it makes for a great lunch stop when you’re in the mood for something different. They also have a patio outside when the weather cools down.

{Official website: Lulu B’s}

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