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Sandwich Hag

1902 S. Lamar St.
Dallas, TX
214-484-5971
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Sandwich Hag

Nick Rallo

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  • 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tue Wed Thur Fri, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun
  • Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair accessible, Catering, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner, Snack Food
  • Parking Lot Available, Street Parking
  • Reservations Not Necessary
Sandwich Hag is the little banh mi shop that could. Its tiny building, which dates from 1964, has just a walk-up window for ordering and a couple of picnic tables under a shaded canopy. Inside, a tiny staff led by chef Reyna Duong assembles perfect sandwiches built around lemongrass-marinated pork, sausage patties or ginger tofu. If you need a snack, order some spring rolls, too.

Top pick: Choosing a favorite banh mi is a bit like taking a personality test. We’ll go with the lemongrass pork unless Sandwich Hag is serving its occasional off-menu meatball sandwich.

The downside: Saigon Deli loyalists who are used to paying $3.50 for a banh mi occasionally whine online about Sandwich Hag’s prices, which run closer to $10 because they help cover higher-quality ingredients, a better-paid staff and higher Dallas rent. To be clear, we’re not saying that Sandwich Hag’s pricing is a problem. We’re saying the problem is that we keep getting angry mail from cheapskates.

Fun fact: Sandwich Hag is a local leader in advocating for the employment of people with disabilities. Duong’s brother Sang has Down syndrome and works at the restaurant; she calls him “the hardest worker I have.”

Related Stories (7)

  • Sandwich Hag Reduces Hours for Work-Life Balance
    Friday, July 26, 2019 at 4 a.m. by Paige Weaver

    Popular banh mi restaurant Sandwich Hag did something unusual for the industry: It reduced its hours, and not because business was slow. As of early June, The Cedars spot no longer serves dinner on weekdays. They’re only open for lu...

  • The Best Dallas Sandwiches of 2018
    Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 4 a.m. by Nick Rallo

    It’s hours of crafting, and you mustn’t use machines. For Sandwich Hag owner and chef Reyna Duong, meatballs are nostalgia shaped by hand into tiny planet shapes. As a kid, she orbited around her aunts and sisters, gathering the tro...

  • Dallas Restaurant Owner Advocates for More Work Opportunities for People With Down Syndrome
    Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 4 a.m. by Taylor Adams

    Sugar Sang is industrious, hard-working and intuitive. He knows his way around the customers and in the kitchen at his sister’s walk-up window restaurant, Sandwich Hag. Sang, 37, has knife skills and knows how to cook. He can do jus...

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    2017 was an exciting year for new restaurants, boasting cultural and geographic diversity that bodes well for our city’s culinary future. Yes, it’s nice when great new fine-dining restaurants open in downtown Dallas, but neighborhoo...

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