Ba Le Sandwich Shop is located at 701 Kingsway, at the corner of Kingsway and Fraser St. It's seriously the best Vietnamese sub place I've ever had. And I'm Vietnamese. And I'm picky. And this. Is. The. Best.
All the kinds of sandwiches are listed on the menu at the top. Look to pay approximately $3 - $4 for a sub sandwich. Add another dollar if you want a drink too. For under ten dollars, you and a friend can enjoy quite a nice lunch!
The food is fresh - the bread looks like it's baked that day. Crusty on the outside, soft and lovely on the inside. The meats and vegetables are tasty and definitely authentic. I recommend the special sub (about $3) which is cold cuts, pate, parsley, picked vegetables, hot peppers served on a fresh French baguette.
The service is ....efficient if anything. The Vietnamese lady who runs the show (trust me, you'll know who it is) gets your order, writes it down and starts to work right away, taking about two minutes to make your sandwich. You pay the cash and go. No place to sit. No real "dining experience". But it works. There's always a large amount of people waiting for a sub.
One big thing I have to warn people about: the parking sucks. DO NOT, under any circumstances, pull into the lot. It's crowded, the parking spaces are oddly shaped, people can't park not drive. Park on Kingsway or on Fraser instead. Much easier. Trust me on this one folks.
Overall, pick up a sandwich at Ba Le when you come by to visit. Authentic Vietnamese food that - for once - is not pho at a great price. I promise you won't be disappointed.
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