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Time Out Chicago Picks Ba Le
When the French controlled Vietnam, baguettes crossed cultures, and one of the finest results of this is the banh''' mi sandwich. They’re plentiful in this area, but this bakery...
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Ba Le’s Rau câu
They say it’s magic, that it will cure hangovers, make you younger, smarter, healthier and, hell, let’s throw richer in there, too. Coconut water has been touted as...
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Ba Le on “Check, Please!”
“Emily recommends Ba Le and says it's a great exposure to new foods and a new neighborhood.” A counter service Vietnamese sandwich shop that offers freshly...
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Ba Le Moves Next Door
A Vietnamese sandwich shop well-known for its banh''' mi adds French-influenced pastries to the menu at its new, bigger location. Ba Le Bakery and Cafe moved...
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Ba Le on Metromix
This family-owned Vietnamese eatery, which began as a sandwich stand in Saigon, is best known for its barbecue pork, ham and other French-Vietnamese sandwiches...
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Michelin Guide Recommended
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Ba Le in Chicago Reader
A couple years ago Ravenswood upstart Nhu Lan Bakery snatched banh' mi supremacy away from this venerable Vietnamese bakery, but Ba Le Sandwich Shop...
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Ba Le in Not For Tourists
Gallery District sandwich and a drink: $11 + a guilty conscience. Gargantuan Banh' Mi, shrimp spring rolls, Thai iced tea and train fare to Argyle: $10 + a bag of leftovers...
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Beyond Banh' Mi
For 21 years, Uptown's Ba Le has been a go-to spot for banh mi sandwiches and grab-and-go Vietnamese snacks. The humble café has always had its charms. But...
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Ba Le on “Check, Please!”
View Ba Le’s story on the popular WTTW television show.
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Stimulus Funds Aids New Hires
View Ba Le’s success with a small business stimulus loan on ABC Chicago’s evening news program, which aired originally on October 30, 2009.
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Stimulus Funds Aids New Hires
View Ba Le's success with a small business stimulus loan on CBS Chicago's evening news program, which aired orignally on October 30, 2009.
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5 of the Country’s Most Delicious Dishes
Travel + Leisure’s Nilou Motamed shows TODAY’s Ann Curry the strawberry ice cream, sangria, savory cheesecake and banh mi that made the magazine’s list of top dishes around the United States.
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