B, D at Grand St.; 6, J, N, Q, R, Z to Canal St.
Worth St. to Prince St., Allen St. to Broadway
Don't be fooled by the jewelry-store facade: This schitzophrenic Chinatown storefront is actually home to some of the city's best Vietnamese sandwiches. In case you're unfamiliar with the concept, imagine a baguette-style roll toasted and anointed with mayo and hot sauce, then stuffed with various pig products—in this case, paté, pork roll, and succulent roast pork. The coup de grace is the lovingly applied vegetal matter: sliced cucumbers, hot peppers, pickled carrots, and cilantro. No less a connoisseur than chef Sara Jenkins gets her bánh mì fix here, after grabbing her ticket at Di Palo next door.