There’s a new food cart in town! NaMì, offering a variety of grab-and-go Vietnamese fare, will be parked at 700 Granville Street (corner of West Georgia and Granville) in Downtown Vancouver beginning Tuesday, April 23. NaMì will be open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
NaMì is the brainchild of foodie, entrepreneur and recent UBC graduate Kevin Thach — who grew up learning the ins and outs of the restaurant industry at his parents’ award-winning Phở Thai Hoa 1Vietnamese restaurant at 1625 Kingsway.
The NaMì bánh mì menu features a variety of fresh baguette sandwiches (in half- and full-size). These include Breakfast (scrambled eggs, crisp cured pork belly, paté, lemongrass and chili aioli, soy sauce, cucumber, pickled daikon and carrot, chopped chives), ‘Xiu Mai’ meatball (Vietnamese style meatballs, tomato and chili sauce, chopped cilantro), and Grilled Lemongrass Chicken (sous vide and grilled lemongrass chicken, lemongrass and chili aioli, soy sauce, cucumber, pickled daikon and carrot, spring onions), with add-ons such as fried egg, extra meat, paté, and carrots, daikon or cucumber also available.
NaMì also offers a variety of sides such as deep-fried spring rolls (pork, shrimp, carrots, taro, mung bean vermicelli, mushroom) and salad rolls (shrimp/lemongrass tofu, lettuce, bean sprouts, carrots, vermicelli, cucumbers, peanut dip), as well as iced Vietnamese coffee made with condensed milk or sweetened condensed coconut milk.
Monthly rotating features and vegan-friendly fare such as a lemongrass tofu bánh mì and papaya salad will also be available.
Grand Opening Deals
To celebrate its launch, the first 50 customers on April 23 will receive a free bánh mì. The cart will also be serving up a special $5 bánh mì throughout the first week of service, April 23 to 28.