Quick Bite

No-Frills Morristown Eatery Serves Up Stellar Vietnamese Sandwiches

The bánh mì takes center stage at Saigon Subs & Café, an unassuming spot on Elm Street.

The lemongrass chicken banh mi at Saigon Subs & Café in Morristown.
Saigon Subs & Café's lemongrass chicken banh mi. Courtesy of Saigon Subs & Café


No-frills, fairly priced Vietnamese eatery serving bánh mì sandwiches, entrées, summer rolls, desserts and bubble teas.


Saigon Subs isn’t on Morristown’s bustling South Street or on the Green, so it’s arguably one of the town’s more under-the-radar places to eat. Takeout is popular, but a few small tables are available inside.


The classic bánh mì sandwiches—generously loaded with meats, tofu or even sardines—take center stage. They’re built on fresh, toasted sub rolls with mayo, pâté, cucumber strips, jalapeño slices, heaps of pickled carrots and daikon radishes, and a tangle of cilantro. Rice plates mimic the sandwiches (without the bread); they’re accompanied by a bracing, house-made Vietnamese dressing and, often, crushed peanuts. Extra meat or avocado can be added to most dishes for a few additional dollars.


The Ga Nuong Xa sandwich, starring lemongrass chicken, doesn’t come with pâté—but if you’re feeling indulgent, add it. The combination is revelatory. BYO.

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