|BEST OF SACRAMENTO GOODIE BAG SPECIAL SECTIONS NEWSLETTERS RESTAURANTS WINE LOCAL EATS|
I was energized and delighted by a vivacious bahn mi sandwich I tried recently at Juno’s Kitchen & Delicatessen in East Sacramento. This well-loved neighborhood spot does a brisk business in innovative, flavorful sandwiches (don’t miss the smoked trout sandwich with apple slices, arugula and Manchego cheese) in addition to a handful of radiantly fresh salads and pasta dishes. The establishment’s bahn mi – composed on a crusty-chewy, delicious roll, was crammed full of grilled pork loin, jalapeno peppers, red onion, pickled radish, grated carrot and lots of cilantro – a vibrant tumble of ingredients that seriously perked up my palate. At $9.75, it is significantly pricier than what you would pay at Huong Lan or Duc Huong in South Sacramento (two excellent places for bahn mi sandwiches), but for an occasional indulgence, this delectable menu item is well worth the price.