Lee’s Bakery: Atlanta, GA, USA
Many ATLiens would say that Lee’s Bakery has the best bahn mi sandwiches in Atlanta. They are stuffed with one of the best, freshest, and biggest french loaves ever. I however, like their noodles. My particular favorite food to get at most vietnamese restaurants is a combination dry egg noodle with pho soup on the side. This is topped with minced meat and fried lard (the best topping ever), fishcake, quail egg (this is also a really good topping), green spring onions, as well as lettuce and some places even put bean sprouts. There’s a small ladling of sauce, and you eat it all up after mixing it. Things I ate were:
- combination egg noodle, dry with pho soup on the side
- ngoi cuon (spring rolls)
- fills you up
- mostly noodle and lettuce. This is definitely a filler roll. I’d have to say that Pho Dai Loi has the best rolls ever.
Combination egg noodle with pho soup on the side
- good quantity: Lee’s may be slightly more expensive but you get full and satisfied. Shareable if you get an appetizer.
- good flavors: egg noodles soak up the sauce really well. It isn’t too sweet or too salty.
- that quail egg is a nice touch. It’s like a little hidden gem
- healthy: lots of vegetables but lots of meat as well
- well balanced: I’d say between the starch (noodles), the meat, the variety, and the vegetables, this combination is why this is my favorite thing to order on the menu
- soup on the side: it’s perfect even for a cold day because of that side of soup!
- NONE. I love it that much. Although, I could always use more fried lard bits!
All in all: I really like Lee’s Bakery. I do need to try their bahn mi sandwiches though to verify. While I’ve eaten it before, it was a few years ago so I can’t quite remember what they were like. In summary:
- combination egg noodle, dry with pho soup on the side: **** (4 stars)
- ngoi cuon (spring rolls): **.85 (2.85 stars)
You can find Lee’s Bakery off Buford Highway, just at the intersection of Clairmont Rd.
4005 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30345 || (404) 728-1008
If you’re an ATLien, try them out. If you’re a pho connoisseur, tell me what you think!