A Delicious Banh Mi at Lotus Cafe
Students always know where to get the best cheap eats so it’s no surprise that Lotus Café serves the cheapest and most amazing banh mi in Chicago
at a location right next to the University of Illinois (UIC). Run by two former UIC students, Lotus Café’s Vietnamese sandwiches are served on fresh baked crusty baguettes with the traditional combination of thinly sliced pork belly and pate although you can also get ginger grilled chicken and a "Veggicado" sandwich with tofu. Order cold noodle salads, springrolls or Thai iced coffee also because everything on the menu is under $10. If you find yourself in the University Village, go to Lotus Café for the one of the best lunches in town.