Xe Máy Sandwich Shop

Xe Máy Sandwich Shop

Vietnamese Restaurant, Sandwich Place, and Salad Place$$$$
East Village, New York
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    "The vegetarian bahn mi on whole wheat bread is also a great choice!"(40 Tips)
    Malcolm R.
    "Awesome bahn mi, preferred the sidecar over the original."(8 Tips)
    Emily S.
    "Best sandwich I've ever had! Try the super cub classic -spicy!"(6 Tips)
    Raphael L.
    "And the spicy lambretta - awesome."(4 Tips)
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  • Tyler L.
    Tyler LundDecember 28, 2015
    Banh Mi sandwiches are the new hotness around the city. Xe May has one of the largest menus of the tasty Vietnamese sandwich to be found. Go for the Sidecar, a fairly traditional version with beef
  • Jenny W.
    Jenny WangAugust 13
    Unlike some other lemongrass chicken banh mis I've had the one at Xe May was perfectly tender and juicy. The "Hog" was also packed with flavor. They got the art of toasting bread down to a T!
  • Luc D.
    Luc DoanNovember 21, 2015
    Super sub classic aka banh mi dac biet. As blasphemous as it feels to verbally order a super sub here, I really enjoyed the sandwich. 7-8 bucks for a sandwich, cash only. Take it Togo.
  • Ray L.
    Ray LinJune 27, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    New favorite bahn mi in the city, just delicious. Cub Classic is utterly amazing, with superb BBQ pork, pate, perfectly toasted bread (+ jalepenos). Notice how many quality adjectives were used?
  • Michelle W.
    Let it sit for a second so the sauce softens the bread a bit. Vegetarian bahn mi is pretty big. Also crumbs everywhere.
    Upvoted Sep 16
  • Dina R.
    Dina RughaniMay 1, 2015
    Order the lambretta. It is a perfect mix of spicy, the lamb is cooked perfectly and the bread is perfectly crusty.
  • Apex T.
    Apex TacoMay 31, 2014
    Had 'The "Hog"', very tastey. Small seating, friendly staff - next time trying the "Super Cub Classic". Totally paid twice once on seamless, then again on p/u. They called me right after to refund.
  • SJ8544123 L.
    SJ8544123 LOctober 14, 2014
    This vietnamese sandwich place is great! the super club classic is popular but my fav. is the hog with iced lychee green tea >_<// so tasty!!!!
  • Brooklyn United
    Brooklyn UnitedJune 19, 2013
    Inventive bahn mi. The Lambretta, a coconut curry lamb bahn mi, is excellent. The vegetarian bahn mi on whole wheat bread is also a great choice!
  • Anna F.
    Anna FrenkelDecember 19, 2012
    Meat lovers - please please please get the Cub Classic, and make it spicy. It's definitely not a traditional bahn mi but that's what makes it even better.
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistJanuary 4, 2012
    Xe May puts has an eccentric take on bahn mi... so eccentric that they're mixing grilled beefsteak with pineapple chutney to create the tasty "Sidecar." Read more
  • Nick A.
    Nick AndlingerFebruary 23, 2015
    Get a super cub or the hog and ask for it extra spicy. $9 weekday lunch special!
  • Zayed K.
    Zayed KhanMarch 21, 2013
    The Sidecar (grilled beefsteak w/ pineapple chutney banh mi) is one of the best sandwiches in the city.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceFebruary 10, 2014
    Village Voice is proud to welcome Xe May Sandwich Shop to the 2014 Choice Eats food fest! http://bit.ly/1cRzdNV. Offering a Vietnamese twist, this isn't your ordinary NY sandwich shop.
  • Raphael L.
    The Banh mi is exactly what you want. And the spicy lambretta - awesome. They deliver, too - fast and pretty cheap. This place is great.
  • Soma R.
    Soma RoyOctober 26, 2014
    Always get The Hog, spicy, with extra meat (that last thing is not on the menu, but I can't get enough of that grilled pork!)
  • Marian E.
    Marian ElbertOctober 8, 2012
    I had the superclub classic banh mi which was good, but not amazing like some of the banh mi restaurants in Chinatown. Also I wish the bread had been taken out earlier.
  • Ranu R.
    Ranu RajkarnikarDecember 13, 2014
    Quick, easy and delicious. Note, cash only. Get the hog or pilot sandwiches and a side of the summer rolls.
  • 7th.List
    7th.ListDecember 27, 2011
    This East Village sandwich shop, which serves creative takes on banh mi, is now open. See the full menu here. - http://xemaysandwich.com/menu/ Read more
  • Omari A.
    Omari AllenAugust 6
    Been here 50+ times
    I've been coming here for years. If you're not washing your báhn mi down with a basil limeade fizz, you're doing it wrong!
  • Lori L.
    Lori LuoAugust 10, 2014
    A perfectly crusty baguette pairs well with fresh and crisp fillings. You can customize your banh mi with one of three different spice levels.
  • Ashley R.
    Ashley RoseMarch 21, 2015
    Agree with consensus- sandwiches are super tasty but light on the meat. Ask for extra if you're really hungry. Got the sidecar
  • Malcolm R.
    Malcolm RingJuly 14, 2015
    Awesome bahn mi, preferred the sidecar over the original. Iced Vietnamese coffee is tasty, leaning towards sweet.
  • Tiffany L.
    Tiffany LiDecember 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The fresh basil soda limeade is delicious! Super refreshing and yummy. The lam'bretta is also really really good. Love this place!
  • JD
    JDSeptember 18, 2014
    Don't fear the extra spicy. It's really just "Sriracha" (which you love) + jalapeños + a kicker of chili oil. No need to be a daredevil.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsApril 18, 2013
    Newfangled banh mi with pleasing results. We like the sweet and spicy curried lamb sandwich.
  • Walt W.
    Walt WalkerAugust 9, 2016
    The bahn mi's are delicious. I got the Hog. Watch out, the 'extra spicy' really has some kick.
  • Amanda
    AmandaApril 9, 2012
    Get the green papaya salad with any sandwich. The sauce is dark, rich, and spicy. Plus it comes with 'shrooms!
  • Harry R.
    Harry RaymondMay 12, 2016
    Mild spice is plenty spicy. Go with the lemongrass chicken sandwich for hearty lunch under $9.
  • Jenni G.
    We go here all the time! The sandwiches are fresh and delicious and super cheap! It's cash only.
  • Michelle L.
    Michelle LuongMarch 17, 2013
    The mean green vegetarian banh mi is incredible! 2 days later & I am still thinking about how good it is!
  • ZZubin
    ZZubinJuly 7, 2015
    Wow the Lam'bretta with cumin lamb is fantastic. Skip the chicken offering: the meat is a bit rubbery
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceJanuary 25, 2013
    Xe May Sandwich Shop (& 50+ other eateries) will be sampling their fare at our 2013 Choice Eats tasting event on 3/19 - can't wait! http://ow.ly/h6OAc
  • Kyle S.
    Kyle SiskeyJanuary 2, 2012
    Try the Super Cub. Best Vietnamese sandwich on St Marks... And I've been to the other place. Walk the extra Avenue.
  • Jack G.
    Jack GashiSeptember 6, 2014
    I go here at least once a week. Xe May is like a star wideout - just get them touches and let them go to work.
  • Alexis B.
    Alexis BendjouiaDecember 5, 2015
    The mean free sandwich on whole wheat is delicious. Really tasty.
  • Anand S.
    Anand SomasundaramJune 6, 2013
    Get the curry lamb or classic , also their fizz basil drink is refreshing
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WeiserApril 24, 2013
    Try the half Vietnamese, half Italian, meatball sub. Perhaps the craziest sandwich ever created.
  • Harry R.
    Harry RaymondFebruary 10, 2016
    The Pilot Lemon grass chicken sandwich for $7.50 is a great affordable lunch.
  • Gagan R.
    Gagan RanaFebruary 23, 2013
    Best Banh mi in the city. The super cub is superb. Always order with extra Sriracha!
  • Gina L.
    Gina LimonOctober 29, 2014
    This isn't a Cali banh mi, but the cold cuts and pâté are flavorful albeit scarce.. While the price is higher than most, you can taste the quality of ingredients.
  • Timothy J.
    Timothy JApril 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    medium is medium. hot is very hot! wash it all down with a delicious Vietnamese iced coffee.
  • Omari A.
    Omari AllenJune 2, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Definitely try the Pilot! Ask for it spicy. The result: a party in your mouth that you won't regret.
  • David M.
    David MilbergDecember 13, 2016
    I get the classic sandwich on white bread. So good! The bread itself is so good.
  • Lizzy S.
    Lizzy SaxeJuly 15, 2015
    All the sandwiches are fantastic. Especially the classic and the curried lamb.
  • Dane B.
    Dane BMay 11, 2012
    The tacos may be appealing if you can't decide, but I'd pass on them. Their tortillas were pretty bad. Just stick with the Sidecar (grilled steak w/ pineapple chutney) sandwich.
  • Anup T.
    Anup TapaseNovember 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Lambtetta is such a party in your mouth... Unbelievable. The other sandwiches are great too.
  • Barry H.
    Barry HottJune 22, 2012
    Get the classic and an iced coffee. Not 100% traditional, but 100% tasty.
  • The Daily Meal
    The Daily MealMarch 7, 2012
    Try the half Vietnamese, half Italian, meatball sub. Perhaps the craziest sandwich ever created. Read more
  • Gina L.
    Gina LimonOctober 29, 2014
    Good pickles, but wish they were thicker cut with more daikon so they'd be more crunchy!
  • Evelyn L.
    Evelyn LingJuly 6, 2016
    The Sidecar was amazing. Can't wait to try the other sandwiches!
  • Giovanni D.
    Giovanni D'PalmaJanuary 17, 2015
    Love there sandwiches! The hog sandwich is my favorite so far.
  • Amy .
    Amy 🍦December 22, 2011
    $8 lunch special gets you a sandwich, drink, and cookies or veggie straws (1-4pm)
  • Emma Nelle
    Emma NelleJanuary 20, 2012
    Best viet sandwich I've had to date!!! My fave is " the side car " yummmmmyyyy
  • Kate Y.
    Kate YanJune 1, 2015
    Great spot for vermicelli bowls or fresh spring rolls.
  • Matt P.
    Matt PayneJanuary 30, 2012
    Can't go wrong with a Super Cub Classic. Ask them to make it spicy
  • Emily S.
    Emily SullivanOctober 13, 2012
    Best sandwich I've ever had! Try the super cub classic -spicy!
  • Vasily M.
    Vasily MMarch 12, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    I usually ask for extra meat on my sandwiches. This place is legit.
  • G V.
    G VelasquezApril 9, 2013
    Pilot banh mi (lemongrass chicken) has a great balance of favors
  • Dana D.
    Dana DlugaczAugust 20, 2014
    The extra spicy sauce is actually very spicy, but delicious.
  • Carly H.
    Carly HeinzMarch 8, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Cheaper and fresher than Baoguette, better than Nicky's, and cheaper and bigger than Num Pang!
  • Trevor K.
    Trevor KivSeptember 23, 2016
    Almost as good as Bahn Mi Queen in Hoi An
  • Emily F.
    Emily FeinyJuly 30, 2013
    Meatball taco is super tasty but looks nothing like a meatball (it's ground pork).
  • Alexandra F.
    Best bahn mi out there 🙌🏻 hands down - the classic is essential
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceFebruary 22, 2012
    Village Voice is excited to have Xe May Sandwich Shop at the 2012 Choice Eats food fest! Full list of restaurants here: http://ow.ly/8QjDQ
  • Marius T.
    Marius Tuft MathisenDecember 26, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great sandwiches, try the meatballs on whole wheat
  • Jenny S.
    Jenny Soo HooFebruary 28, 2013
    Stamp card! 10 purchases of over $6 gets you an item free
  • Moshe T.
    Moshe TeitzJuly 28, 2013
    Best part about this place is when they say spicy, they mean it.
  • Chris K.
    Chris KarczApril 7, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    First Vietnamese sandmich was a success. Lemongrass chicken sandwich, for $6!? AMAZING.
  • Nate B.
    Nate BeattyMay 14, 2016
    I can not get enough of the lemongrass chicken sandwich. So good.
  • Saarim Z.
    Saarim ZamanAugust 13, 2015
    Grab the extra spicy banh mi and the heat will feel good
  • aSiandeLite
    aSiandeLiteMay 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Coconut curry lamb sammich with Basil limeade. New favorite banh mi place..
  • Joe D.
    Joe DonenfeldSeptember 2, 2014
    Great sandwich shop, medium spicy is not very spicy...
  • Eun Hye W.
    Eun Hye WooSeptember 26, 2012
    Weekdays lunch special: meal, drink, snack!
  • Jeffrey K.
    Jeffrey KaoNovember 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great sandwiches. Get the sidecar. Spicy!
  • Oscar S.
    Oscar SdZJanuary 17
    Best Banh Mi ever, have it spicy!
  • Andrea G.
    Andrea GoodSeptember 18, 2015
    Sandwiches and salads are amazing and fresh :)
  • Emily W.
    Emily WilsonJuly 22, 2015
    Super cub classic 👌🏻
  • Sheena
    SheenaJuly 27, 2016
    Delicious and great prices! Cash only though
  • Julian M.
    Julian ModestoAugust 23, 2014
    Careful, all of the sandwiches are banh mi!
  • Ryan G.
    Ryan GallagherOctober 26, 2016
    Hidden sandwich shop. Solid Vietnamese sandwiches
  • Gina L.
    Gina LimonOctober 29, 2014
    The classic - you can taste the subtle nuances of pepper, maggi, and a hint of cilantro.
  • Carlo M.
    Carlo MirasolJanuary 3, 2012
    Beefsteak w/ pineapple chutney taco is phenomenal
  • rahul d.
    rahul dNovember 21, 2014
    Get The Hog
  • Anu J.
    Anu JayasingheMay 17, 2016
    The Lam'bretta sandwich with spicy heat was perfect!
  • Lee B.
    Lee ByronJanuary 10, 2015
    The hog, add pâté. Die happy.
  • Alamin J.
    Alamin JohnAugust 8
    Came over here because the price I saw on the menu on this app but foods cost 3-4 bucks more than the menu.
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableMay 2, 2012
    Try a basil soda limeade to go with the Super Cub Classic: Read more
  • Amanda T.
    Amanda TheilerMarch 10, 2015
    Coconut Curry Lamb bahn mi 7.50
  • Александр Ч.
    Spicy is REAL SPICY!! Be careful!!!
  • Thomas M.
    Thomas MoJune 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The spicy lambretta is delicious
  • Anna R.
    Anna RinehartSeptember 22, 2012
    I will come back to this forsure! Sooo sooo good!
  • Snehal A.
    Snehal AvichalApril 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get a Lam'bretta extra spicy. Then load it up with Sriracha.
  • Athena C.
    Athena ChangDecember 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Superclub Classic - Banh mi!!!
  • Athena C.
    Athena ChangDecember 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Also try the vegetarian taco and lambretta!
  • dave c.
    dave capucilliFebruary 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The lemongrass chicken tacos are pretty satisfying.
  • Aditya B.
    Aditya BasuSeptember 12, 2014
    The spicy lambretta is just brilliant.
  • Daniel C.
    Daniel ChoeApril 20, 2013
    Summer rolls move quickly.
  • Ian F.
    Ian FosberyNovember 12
    Lamb Sammy, veggie sammie
  • Brian D.
    Brian DeVitoAugust 7, 2014
    This place seriously gives Num Pang a run for a it's money. Haven't been disappointed yet.
  • Zack K.
    Zack KantorMarch 6, 2016
    Chicken Sammy is tasty af
  • HashtagNYU
    HashtagNYUOctober 24, 2012
    Huffington Post called this Vietnamese sandwich shop the best new place of 2012.
  • Jillian
    JillianApril 18, 2016
    Spicy lambretta is the move.
  • Javier L.
    Javier LorenzoOctober 24, 2015
    Great pilot sandwich
  • Keith L.
    Keith LeaOctober 22, 2015
    Great spicy pork banh mi
  • Joe K.
    Joe KileyMarch 2, 2016
    Bahn Mi's on point
  • Jazmin L.
    Jazmin LuiOctober 4, 2015
    The original is always good
  • Anya P.
    Anya PochterOctober 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Banh mi lunch special
  • Danielle D.
    Danielle DavisOctober 31, 2014
    The pilot!! Yumm!!!
  • @soyrev
    @soyrevJune 25, 2014
    the RIGHT price
  • Keith L.
    Keith LeaOctober 3, 2015
    Pork banh mi
  • Florence N.
    Florence NguyenOctober 3, 2015
    Papaya salad
  • Kathryn I.
    Kathryn IJuly 8
    Vegetarian sandwich is just ok...
  • Julia K.
    Julia KnoxJuly 21, 2016
    So delicious!
  • Wade V.
    Wade VetiverJune 2, 2016
    CASH ONLY.......
  • Alfred M.
    Alfred M.January 18, 2015
    eat here now
  • Ashley D.
    Ashley Del ValleMay 28, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Sidecar...oh my god.
  • Alamin J.
    Alamin JohnAugust 8
    Does not take any card.... cash only
  • Nicole F.
    Nicole FranzenApril 19, 2012
    Pretty good, not my favorite
  • Jamie R.
    Jamie RuMarch 5, 2012
    Pronounced "sem-i"
  • Kevin Đ C N.
    Kevin Đ C NguyenJanuary 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Super Cub Classic, coming from a Vietnamese...it's good!
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