There are certain meals that remind you of your childhood and for me, a bánh mì is one of them. And my favorite place to grab one (or two) is KimLan Sandwiches. They are by far one of the most affordable and delicious places to eat in town. Every bánh mì on the menu is under $5.25.
1035 N. Broadway Ave, Wichita, KS 67214
Monday – Saturday: 10am – 6pm
Sunday: Noon – 5pm
One of my favorite parts about KimLan, aside from the incredible value, is the French bread used to make the sandwiches. People have their preference on how hard or sturdy the bread should be and it varies from place to place. My preference is a crispy outside and soft interior. In contrast, my mother prefers a crispier, more sturdy bread. It all comes down to what you like, and KimLan Sandwiches delivers.
They have 15 different bánh mìs options to choose from, with a vast majority of them hovering at $4.25-$4.55. My favorites are the #2 special combination (premium ham, headcheese, pork roll and patè) and either the KimLan’s combination #1 (pork roll, BBQ pork and meatball) or the #6 char siu (sliced Chinese BBQ pork). Honestly, you can’t go wrong with any option at KimLan Sandwiches.
All the sandwiches come with pickled carrots, jalapeño, cilantro, cucumber, and mayo so you can dress it up how you prefer.
They also travel well. I tend to order extra and take them home to save for later. Just add in the pickled carrots, jalapeño, cilantro, and cucumber to taste and you’re set.
If you’re dining in at KimLan Sandwiches, it doesn’t hurt to add an order of spring rolls, either.
And it has to be said, the ladies working at KimLan Sandwiches are such a treat. They are some hard-working individuals who always have a smile on their faces.
This place hits it on the holy trinity of restaurant factors: good value, delicious food and wonderful people.
Here’s their menu:
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