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Top 10 Places to Get the Finest Banh Mi in Auckland

Top 10 Places to Get the Finest Banh Mi in Auckland

We’re on a mission for the ultimate banh mi fix in Auckland, and we’re not messing around! Banh mi is all the rage in this city, and it’s no wonder why. 

With its explosive flavors, a crazy mix of ingredients, and a fusion that would make even a French chef blush, it’s like a flavor explosion in your mouth. Ngon ngon!

Plus, let’s talk about the convenience factor. It’s affordable, it’s portable, and it’s perfect for those days when you’re on the move and need a quick fix of deliciousness.

So, if you’ve ever dreamed of taking a trip to Saigon but don’t have the cash for a plane ticket, fear not! Our list of the best banh mi spots in Auckland is your golden ticket to flavor town.

Mr T’s

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Address: 210 Onehunga Mall, Onehunga, Auckland 1061, New Zealand

Contact: +64 21 871 695


  • Closed on Monday
  • Tuesday to Friday: 7 AM–2:30 PM
  • Saturday to Sunday: 8 AM–2:30 PM

The legendary Mr T’s is the kingpin of Auckland’s foodie realm! Nothing we say can do justice to the sheer magic of sinking your teeth into one of his freshly baked baguettes.

It’s 11:30 am, and you’re about to dive headfirst into his Banh Mi Thit Nuong right? The secret to that insane deliciousness is Mr T’s homemade chicken liver pate. 

It’s the stuff dreams are made of, generously slathered on your baguette, holding everything together like a tasty food glue.

Now, onto the good stuff: grilled pork, carrot, cucumber, pickled daikon, coriander, and a sprinkle of chili. Boom! 

Grabbing a pastry from the cabinet for later? Never a bad move. And don’t sleep on their savory pies — they’re legit!

Pro Tip:
Banh mi’s not the only game in town. Get their cross buns too — you’ll be getting more than a dozen after trying one!

Viet Kitchen

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Address: 342 Dominion road, Auckland, New Zealand

Contact: +64 9 630 2218


  • Open daily from 11 AM–10 PM

When it comes to Dominion Road, you’ve got to bring your A-game to stay in the foodie spotlight, and Viet Kitchen? Oh, they’ve got their stripes and then some. 

Now, picture this: nestled in the “Entree” section of their menu is their Vietnamese Baguette — and let me tell you, it’s our go-to banh mi fix. 

Vietnamese Ham, Lemongrass Chicken, or Tofu: take your pick, and get ready for a crispy baguette stuffed with your protein of choice and all the traditional fixings. 

Oh, and did we mention the generous sprinkle of fresh coriander on top? Yeah, Viet Kitchen doesn’t mess around when it comes to flavor.

Pro Tip:
If banh mi isn’t enough, try their chicken summer rolls! Light, flavorful, delicious — the perfect sidekick to your main sando!

Banh Mi Delight

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Address: 1907 Great North Road, Avondale, Auckland 1062, New Zealand

Contact: +64 22 560 2049


  • Monday to Friday: 9 AM–6:30 PM
  • Saturday to Sunday: 9 AM–6 PM

Ever stumbled upon Banh Mi Delight in Auckland? If not, you’re seriously missing out on some cheap thrills and mouthwatering treats. 

This New Lynn street-front gem is like a ray of herby sunshine on a gloomy day — affordable, cheerful, and oh-so-delicious.

Now just imagine filled Banh Mi rolls loaded with your choice of chicken, beef, pork, or veggie goodness. And the best part is that they’re less than $10 a pop! 

Now, what makes these rolls so darn irresistible? We’re talking cucumber, spring onion, pickled carrot, coriander, and a generous slathering of mayo, all packed into one delicious bite. 

It’s like a flavor bomb in your mouth — quick, filling, and gourmet-tasting, perfect for those on-the-go cravings. So go ahead, treat yourself!

Pro Tip:
Some stop by this spot after visiting the LynnMall and others after. For us, we visit it before and after!

Mi And Chi

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Address: Shop 9, Level 3 Foodcourt, 277, Broadway, Newmarket, Auckland, New Zealand


  • Monday to Thursday, Saturday: 9 AM–7 PM
  • Friday: 9 AM–9 PM
  • Sunday: 10 AM–7 PM

Well, well, well, have we stumbled upon a gem or what? Mi & Chi is the latest talk of the town over at Newmarket Westfield’s food court, and we’re smitten! 

Tucked away on the fringes of the foodcourt chaos, Mi & Chi brings a vibe like no other. It’s practically like a standalone joint, complete with a fancy buzzer to let you know when your grub’s ready.

They’re serving banh mi up in all its classic glory, with every mouthwatering filling you could dream of. And get this, they’re offering not one, not two, but a whopping six protein choices. 

Lemongrass Chicken, Pulled Beef, Char Siu BBQ Pork, Hoisin Roast Duck, Crispy Chicken, and Golden Tofu – good luck deciding on just one. Mi & Chi, you’ve got us drooling already. Thơm ngon!

Pro Tip:
While you’re there, get some of their rolls as well as their Tom Yum Prawn Noodle Soup!

Love Exposure

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Address: 191 Dominion Road, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand

Contact: +64 9 930 8371


  • Monday to Thursday: 5 PM–9 PM
  • Friday to Sunday: 5 PM–9:30 PM

At Love Exposure, expect baguettes so fresh they slap you awake. The meat? Tender, juicy, and downright divine. 

And can we talk about those daikon radish slices and pickled carrots? The flavors just explode in your mouth while you contemplate your life with the topped coriander and crushed peanuts for that extra oomph!

Sure, the pate could use a little kick, but who cares when you’ve got grilled meat that’s out of this world? 

But if you’re feeling extra, go ahead and ask for more pate or flavoring — nobody’s judging here.

Bottom line? Love Exposure is a steal of a deal, so dig in and don’t look back!

Pro Tip:
Get their famous bao as well! And why stop there when you can also get their pho?

Sen Vietnamese Kitchen & Bar

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Address: 26 Normanby Road, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand

Contact: +64 9 630 5790


  • Closed on Sunday
  • Monday to Saturday: 11 AM–2:30 PM, 5 PM–9 PM

Sen, aka the lotus flower of Mount Eden, is like that cool kid at school we all used to know who effortlessly stood out from the crowd. 

Tucked away in a building with more history than your grandma’s attic, Sen screams Vietnam vibes louder than a Saigon street market.

Sen is where you go for a taste of enlightenment served up with a side of style. It’s a journey to culinary nirvana, and trust us, you won’t want to miss the ride!

And oh, the banh mi! Picture this: crispy baguette, savory pate, and chicken so tender it practically melts in your mouth. 

Add some pickled carrots and coriander, and you’ve got a sandwich that’s sassier than your ex’s Instagram captions.

So, if you’re a banh mi beginner, Sen is your one-way ticket to Flavor City!

Its mission is to blow your mind with flavors so fresh, they’ll make your taste buds do the tango. From pho that’s like a warm hug from your grandma to buncha that packs a punch hotter than a summer romance, Sen’s got it all.

Pro Tip:
If you love banh mi, then you’d love the bánh xèo, where it’s fried pancake instead of baguette! And pair it with their Southern Lotus for that liqueur kick!

Nam Nam

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Address: Level 3/7 Queen Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Contact: +64 9 300 7112


  • Sunday to Wednesday: 10 AM–7 PM
  • Thursday to Saturday: 10 AM–8 PM

Nam Nam, nom nom! It’s the real deal, folks, and the prices won’t have you selling your soul. 

But fair warning: if you hit this joint during lunchtime, be prepared to stand in line longer than a Kardashian’s Instagram caption. 

Now, onto the good stuff. We suggest diving headfirst into their lemongrass chicken and grilled pork banh mi, and hot damn — and you’ll be rewarded! Fresh baguette, flavorful meat, pate, and enough salad to make a rabbit jealous. 

This banh mi is the bomb, especially if you’re chilling on the Shore. Savory, spicy, sweet, fresh, crunchy, you name it!

Pro Tip:
Don’t sleep on their stir-fried Pho or the dried version, Prawn Pho Xao. And for all you noodle lovers out there, get a load of their Mi noodle soup, especially the Crispy Pork Crackling flavor!


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Address: 40 Beach Road, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Contact: +64 9 302 3361


  • Closed from Saturday to Sunday
  • Monday to Friday: 10 AM–9 PM

Saigonz is the quirky little corner shop on Beach Road that’s like a takeaway joint on steroids (minus the juiced-up bouncers). Despite having more seats than a theme park roller coaster, it still gives off those grab-and-go vibes.

Their mission is to bring Vietnamese Cuisine to the masses. And they’re not messing around, folks! 

They’ve even got a whole vegetarian section on the menu for the herbivore in your squad.

Now, let’s talk about their star player – the baguette. Toasted to golden perfection, it’s stuffed with enough lemongrass chicken to make a hen jealous. 

Just throw in some sweet pickled carrot and julienned cucumber, slather on homemade pate and mayo, and top it all off with a sprinkle of coriander and homemade tomato sauce — your banh mi is bam-ing!

One bite, and you’ll be singing Saigonz’s praises louder than a karaoke superstar!

Pro Tip:
Banh mi’s not the only game in town (or on this beach)! Try their Lemongrass Pork on Fried Noodles and their rolls too!

BMK – Bun Mee Kiwi

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Address: 24 Henderson Valley Road, Henderson, Auckland 0612, New Zealand

Contact: +64 9 836 6978


  • Closed on Sunday
  • Monday to Wednesday: 10 AM–4 PM, 5:30 PM–8:30 PM
  • Thursday to Friday: 10 AM–4 PM
  • Saturday: 11 AM–4 PM

Ever crave something that’s a bit “same same but different”? If yes, then it’s time to buckle up and head out west to Bun Mee Kiwi for a banh mi experience with a Kiwi twist. 

They’ve got banh mi galore, but let’s dive into their take on the classic grilled pork ‘bun mee’. Clever? Yes!

Just imagine juicy pork, pickled carrots, daikon radish, cucumber, coriander, and house-made mayo. Then, it’s all topped off with a kick of sriracha and a surprise guest appearance by jalapeño. Spicy!

And the pork? Oh, it’s like a flavor explosion with every bite, thanks to the star anise and crispy crackling!

Pro Tip:
Just note that they can go a bit heavy-handed on the mayo. So if that’s not your thing, then you might request more veggie and herb action.

Fusion Café

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Address: 32 Jervois Road, Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand

Contact: +64 9 378 4573


  • Monday to Friday: 7 AM–3 PM
  • Saturday tp Sunday: 8 AM–3 PM

Fusion Café is like finding a ruby in a sea of rocks that’s called Ponsonby. You can chill in their cozy digs while savoring a dish from their all-day menu. 

Or, if you’re feeling fancy, snag a spot outside and soak up some rays while you chow down.

Now, let’s talk pork banh mi. Sure, the baguette’s got a decent crunch, but hey, the liver pate’s got some flavor! 

As for the pickled carrot? Not bad, not bad. Sweet, sour, the whole shebang. 

And the chili adds a nice little kick, if we do say so ourselves. Overall, we’d give this a go when we’re in a pickle!

Pro Tip:
We like to brunch here with pho and banh mi, but our secret obsession is their spicy chili scrambled!