3509 Elgin St.
Houston, TX 77004
Bring cash to the Third Ward's Banh Mi Hoang Sandwich Shop. The Vietnamese outpost, just next door to the U of H campus, is a popular escape for locals—mostly students and faculty—to grab lunch. Go for the tofu or BBQ-pork banh mi sandwich, served on a perfectly-crispy and golden roll, alongside the standard cilantro, pickled carrots, cucumbers and jalapeno. Pay a little extra to double the meat.