From Our Editors
Blink as you walk near Mei Sum and it’s quite possible you’ll miss the tiny storefront. This tiny Vietnamese bakery/sandwich shop focuses on super cheap eats in the form of pineapple buns, chocolate cake, cold cut meat-stuffed bánh mi sandwiches on crispy bread and delicate shumai dumplings. There is no menu on display and only two tables in the cramped, friendly space, so expect your meal to be of the takeout variety. Buns and sandwiches are less than $5 each, and other hearty dishes include shrimp noodles, barbecue beef and spicy tofu bánh mi, while popular dessert specialties include egg custards and coconut tarts.