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One of Vietnam’s finest culinary exports is the banh mi, an infinitely-versatile sandwich typically comprising a crackly rice flour baguette (an adaptation of the wheat flour loaves introduced to the country by its one-time colonizer, France) stuffed with proteins fragrant (like lemongrass beef) or funky (pork pâté), and topped with condiments like piquant pickled carrots and daikon, cucumber, cilantro, jalapeno, and cooling mayo. Flavor packed, quick, and usually extremely cheap, they’re an excellent alternative to bland mega-chain lunch fare, and luckily, Chicago abounds with spots where you can get your fix. We’ve rounded up our favorite banh mi stops, from a bustling bakery that delights vegetarians and dedicated carnivores alike to a truck that turns out quirky takes on the iconic Vietnamese treat.