New Orleans is home to one of the largest Vietnamese populations in the South, which has resulted in a number of Vietnamese staples becoming mainstays in New Orleanians’ diets. Bakeries, delis, James Beard Award-winning restaurants, and casual eateries are all among the list of must-try Vietnamese spots during your next visit to New Orleans.

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Rebecca Todd

With a deliciously authentic Vietnamese menu, innovative specials and a breathtakingly beautiful interior, dining at Mint Modern Bistro is a delightful culinary experience. Located uptown New Orleans in the Freret corridor, Mint Modern offers everything from traditional pho and vermicelli bowls to unique offerings like sticky chicken wings and pork belly tacos. Plan your next romantic date night or a happy hour with friends at Mint Modern.

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Rebecca Todd, NOTMC

Locals love Lilly’s. This Lower Garden District-based cafe is a Magazine Street staple. In the midst of shopping along its seven-mile stretch, stop in and enjoy a number of Vietnamese favorites, including jasmine rice dishes with an assortment of veggies, meats and fish sauce, a variety of pho and a number of vegan and vegetarian-friendly items including spicy tofu and spring rolls.

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Justen Williams

A French Quarter favorite for authentic Vietnamese and contemporary Asian fare, Nine Roses never disappoints. Choose from traditional Vietnamese staples like Nem Nướng (chargrilled pork meatballs) and Gỏi Vịt (duck and shredded cabbage), or Chinese favorites like moo-shu and chow mein. This is the perfect place to grab a bite before any French Quarter festivity.

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Rebecca Todd

From starters to entrees, sides - and even drinks - everything on Pho Tau Bay’s menu is truly authentic. Family-owned and operated for over 30 years, Pho Tau Bay is a New Orleans staple. Their menu highlights include goi cuon, pho tai, da chanh and much more. Stop in and discover a taste of Vietnam right here in the Crescent City.

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Paul Broussard

With locations in both the Central Business District as well as Uptown, Magasin and Magasin Kitchen are convenient options for authentic Vietnamese cuisine on-the-go. Their freshly-rolled spring rolls and pho are a must-try. Start your meal off with their coveted potstickers and crab rangoons for a complete dining experience.

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Rebecca Todd

Located in New Orleans East, Pho Bang is a casual Vietnamese eatery open seven days a week. In addition to their delicious menu of hearty appetizers, pho, buns and rice dishes, make sure to browse their extensive list of authentic Vietnamese beverages.

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Cheryl Gerber

Using both French and American influences, Cafe Minh takes a modern twist on traditional Vietnamese cuisine. Vietnamese BBQ Catfish, Honey-Glazed Chicken, Slow Braised Asian Short Ribs and much more are part of Cafe Minh’s savory and sophisticated menu.

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Rebecca Todd

Get your spring rolls, pho noodle soup, banh mi and other Vietnamese favorites at Viet Orleans Bistro. Located in the Central Business District, this spot is perfect for lunch or a midday snack. Add an iced coffee with condensed milk for a sweet finish to your meal.

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Rebecca Todd

Ba Chi Canteen takes a twist on traditional Vietnamese cuisine and transforms them into a modern take on beloved staples. Their assortment of spring rolls includes BBQ roast pork, shrimp, beef, ba chi and more are a great way to start off your dining experience. Their must-try entree is the signature “baco” (bao + taco), topped with the pickled carrots, daikon and the protein of your choice.

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Paul Broussard

Chef Michael Gullota’s Mid-City eatery deliciously combines Vietnamese and Louisiana cuisine. The lemongrass wings are downright addictive, as are the Po-Mi (a po-boy/banh mi hybrid) sandwiches. Be sure to check out their inventive cocktail menu, which includes a number of boozy blended boba teas.