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Ba Le French Bakery & Restaurant

5018 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60640-3006
(773) 561-4424
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English first
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56 reviews 56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Personally, a trip to Chicago won't complete until I stop at 2 stops on Broadway: Ba Le sandwich and bakery shop and Sun-Wah BBQ. Let's talk about Ba Le Sandwich & Bakery. Do you consider yourself a foodie? Yes, good! Ever tried Vietnamese sandwich, Bánh Mì? Yes? Good! Have you ever tried Ba Le banh mi in Chicago or Lee's... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

Fresh ingredients, crunchy French bread and fantastic bursts of flavor await you at this Vietnamese sandwich shop. I have been there on my last couple of trips to Chicago and the second time did not disappoint. Try the chicken salad spring rolls as a first course. Oh, and it's super inexpensive.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

surprisingly very flavorful great mix of French and Asian. Would definitely come back to try something else.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

If you're looking for a great flavor packed nosh off the beaten path, Ba Lenis your spot! The Bahn mi are out of this world! The #1 Special is good enough to eat two! Save room for the macaroons! Mango, pistachio, pineapple and strawberry are amazing!

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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

1st time at Ba Le. I am not disappointed. Had the sauteed chicken sandwich. Delish! The bread combined with the chicken and the condiments that come with that sandwich...it just tasted so good.

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San Diego, California
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124 reviews 124 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

OMG! Last went to their old location. Small, dirty, but great Banh Mi! Now clean, elegant, and over 30 "French Sandwich" choices! Buy 5 get one free! Since we were taking them back to Indy we got 5+1 each of the Special, Chicken, BBQ Pork, Sautéed Shrimp and Beef Rib Eye!! Fantastic! Unfortunately I do not eat pork or beef!... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Cool interesting sandwich shop. Unique combos of tastes. Plus it's a grocery with interesting stuff. Not really French, except for the Maroons. Cheap, good food.

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Chicago, Illinois
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55 reviews 55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

Great place for an affordable yet exotic sandwich. The french bread is just right, crispy on the outside and chewy inside. The fillings are fresh and there is tons of variety from pork belly to vegetarian. They also have strange looking fried snacks in the warmer that are delicous. I tried a fried shrimp dumpling on a sugar cane stick,... More 

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Chicago
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

its a simple no nonsense inexpensive location to have a good sandwich. The Bread is incredible, crusty on the outside, soft on the inside, the meats are delicious. I am not a fan of Pate, so I ask them to make mine without Pate, the ingredients are incredibly fresh and the sandwich is not huge to fill me up like... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012 via mobile

Ummm, we're talking about an inexpensive, fresh, and flavorful French/Vietnamese sandwich that is actually addicting. I can't say much other than if you haven't tried one of the twelve varieties, you're missing out on something GOOD!

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Additional Information about Ba Le French Bakery & Restaurant

Address: 5018 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60640-3006
Phone Number: (773) 561-4424
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: French, Vietnamese, Sandwiches

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