Vinh Xuong Bakery

Bring cash and an appetite to this Vietnamese bakery on Federal Boulevard, because it doesn’t accept credit cards, and you'll want to eat your way through the brief but tasty banh mi menu. We love the meatball sandwich, but barbecued pork and grilled chicken also satisfy. The fresh-baked baguettes alone are worth the trip, but Vinh Xuong is takeout-only, so stock up on Vietnamese and Chinese sweet and savory baked goods and packaged sweets, spiced jerky and Styrofoam trays of colored sticky rice while you're there.