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Ba Le French Bakery & Restaurant

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5018 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60640-3006
(773) 561-4424
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Kansas City, United States
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165 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

The Best Vietnamese Bangh Mi Sandwiches in Chicago: The Vegetables were Freshly Prepared! French Baget Bread was well baked! Asia on Argyle: Nice Variety of Asian Restaurants and Cuisine: Staff was Courteous: Sandwiches nice for a Economical Budget: Sandwiches average $4.50 a Piece:

Thank Ernest J
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

I started a food tour at this restaurant and could've eaten everything in the store. So wish I lived in this neighborhood-- I would visit frequently.

Thank Eileen G
Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

Nicely surprised to see French pastries side by side with the Vietnamese cuisine. Iced Vietnamese coffee cool and refreshing!

Thank Carole G
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183 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Clean, modern quick service restaurant located on Broadway in Uptown serving very tasty Vietnamese sandwiches and soups. Has a retail section where you can take home the meats that they serve.Very tasty and a fantastic value for the price. Had the BBQ pork and the Special sandwiches and both were delicious with fresh bread and Asian flavored veggies.

Thank busy_traveler
Chicago, Illinois
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121 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2015

yum. Delicious banh mi and a lot of other delicacies. Some French baked goods, too. And in a beautiful setting. A modern bakery with a few tables. Well worth a visit.

Thank sallyws
Chicago, Illinois
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92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2015

The best banh mi in the city. The french bread is crisp and the filling has just the right mix of ingredients. Very similar to what I ate in Saigon

Thank ncr1jmj
Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2015

Love the Vietnamese sandwiches, though they could use a little more protein in them. The barbecued pork is my favorite. I also love the small packaged deserts: tapioca or rice pudding with beans, bananas, or gelatin. I've been coming here since the mid-1990s and their prices have risen significantly--but still cheap enough. I just wish they put more meat in... More 

Thank B I
Saint Louis, Missouri
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2015

No need to describe this shop as many others already did. we always stop by this place when we are in Chicago. It always seems busy, but we never have to wait very long for our orders. Go for the special sandwich if you're not sure which sandwich to get. My special thanks to a young friendly cashier working on... More 

Thank J-DaiCa
Chicago, Illinois
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87 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2015

These tasty Vietnamese sandwiches are coming into fashion in this part of the country, and Ba Le is the best place to get them. Ba Le is a sparkling clean bakery/deli serving all kinds of Asian delights. We like picking up sandwiches here and going somewhere else -- a park, Ravinia, the Lake -- to eat, but there is some... More 

Thank PD W
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70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Asian, Vietnamese, French, Fast Food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5018 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60640-3006
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: (773) 561-4424

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?