A good banh mi was always kind of hard to find on the West Side, that is until Banh Mi Venice Beach set up shop in a nondescript strip mall on Lincoln Boulevard. It’s a teeny but well-appointed family-owned spot, with a concise menu to match, though every single item—especially the turmeric chicken cluck mi—is solid, due in large part to the not-too-crunchy baguette (baked fresh daily). And it all comes with shrimp chips on the side and a hearty pile of house-pickled daikon—always a good thing.

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