Rivalling the burrito mania of the recent past, banh mi madness seems to be in full effect…especially in Shoreditch where a new benchmark of London's best SE Asian baguette sarnie is available.
Brought to you by the same folks behind Cay Tre and Viet Grill, Kêu Banh Mi Deli specialises in Vietnamese baguette sandwiches and other Southeast Asian street food options for a quick dine in or takeaway. We very much approve of the substantial Kêu “Classic” sandwich; the crusty baguette is gorgeous enough to rave about on its own, and the filling of spiced pork belly, ham terrine and chicken liver pate, fresh herbs and mayo should find us queuing up soon to drop a very reasonable £4.50 to get stuffed again. There's a good range of drinks, lunch boxes, salads and soups. The setting is simple, attractive (kinda reminds us of a pared down version of Pho's Wardour Street location), and comfortable enough.
Solid, affordable, delicious lunch (so, yeah, expect to wait behind other folks with the same cravings if you go round lunchtime) – this place is a winner and a very welcome addition to the Shoreditch Vietnamese restaurant scene.
Kêu Banh Mi Deli is located at 332 Old Street (right across the street from Cay Tre), EC1V 9DR.
Disclaimer: Londonist visited Kêu upon invitation of the restaurant.