Pho Tau Bay
Phở Tàu Bay, a family-owned favorite in the Central Business District, stands out for both its contemporary, exposed-brick interior -- a far cry from the typical hole-in-the-wall Vietnamese joints around town -- and its exceptional pho and banh mi. Go for the Pho Thai with tender, medium-rare beef or the Banh Mi Pate Thit: homemade rolled ham with the chef’s special chicken liver sausage, mayonnaise, julienne carrots, onions, cucumbers, and (very) hot peppers on freshly baked French bread. The caramelized flan is a must for dessert, offering a sweet counterbalance to the pho's satisfyingly salty broth.
Speaking of pho, this is chef Emeril Lagasse’s favorite pho purveyor in all of New Orleans, and the late Antony Bourdain was also a fan. Find out why by visiting this multi-generation family-owned eatery touting recipes brought over from Vietnam, including an unparalleled version of Vietnamese flan.
How to support: Stop by for first come, first served seating.