So, I first thank the readers who offered up the reason why there si no street food in Montreal. (I am torn about this regulation because here in NYC the paper boxes overun many of our street corners. BUt then we'd miss out on the tamales, arepas, ceviche, dosas, grilled octopus, and oh so much more...)
Anyways - a follow-up question would be where, if it is available, could I find a truly fantastic banh mi sandwich in Montreal. I know Montreal, like NYC, doesn't have that sizable of a Vietnamese population as compared with cities in CA, but I've noticed quite a few pho spots around town. On my last visit I remember a banh mi sandwich shop up near the Jean-Talon Market, but it seemed to have been out of business.
And on a side note, can anyone tell me about the Cote-des-Neiges neighborhood. Nowhere seems to make any mention about this neighborhood (websites, guidebooks) though it seems that a lot of good restaurants are located in this area. Is it primarily a shopping area? And is it primarily found along Blvd. Cote-des-Neiges? (Man, I love Montreal - me thinks this time I might spend a couple of hours in the immobiliers ...)