Ba Le Sandwich

1044 S. Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO 80219
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  • Monday through Sunday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • $
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • No Alcohol
  • Kid Friendly, Takeout
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Accepted
This small, brightly lit sandwich shop is a destination both for Vietnamese immigrants looking for an honest taste of home and adventurous gastronauts looking for a taste of foreign climes. Both appreciate the banh mi, the classical collision of French and Vietnamese culinary tradition that resulted in a wonderful spread of sandwiches - most of them some variety of pork - on short baguettes. No matter what you choose, you'll get out the door for under five bucks, with a lunch that beats any fast-food offering.

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