Folks on the board have mentioned a new banh mi shop in Lawrence. This is a really nice store: sparkling clean, light, colorful. They have a selection of 6 sandwiches, all for $2.00: Ham pate, sausage, meatball BBQ beef, chicken and pork skin (no tofu, too bad)
Besides heating the bread in the toaster over, the lady behind the counter heated the meat in a microwave. Good bread, nice quality meat, a buttery spread rather than gobs of mayonnaie - a good sandwich. The next time I want to try the sausage AND the chicken/pork meatball sandwiches, this could be dangerous! The meatballs are also packaged to go, along with cups of asian desserts, like the corn and coconut thing. There's a nice selection of asian snack cakes and candies: crabapples and little candied sardines, and big jars of different types of jerky. I got huge slice of spciy beef jerky for .... $2.00. There are only three drinks: thai tea, strawberry drink(?) and a delicious yucca and coconut shake with tapioca pearls. The shake broke the mold at $2.50, but still dirt-cheap. I'm still trying to get over the $6.00 I paid at Lollicup for durian snow with tapioca. Address: Nhu-y Vietnamese Sandwich Shop, 89 S. Broadway (rt. 28 south, near St. Patricks big red brick church), Lawrence. 8 am to 8 pm, closed Mondays.
Just a couple of doors down, just before the Hong Lac Market(very good selection of Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese groceries)is T & N, a little Thai restaurant. I had some nice meals there years ago when it first opened, but I'd like to check it out again soon.