Lee's Sandwiches

1289 Valley Blvd.
Alhambra, CA 91801


  • Daily 5am-9pm
  • $
  • Takeout
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • No Alcohol
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Necessary
Banh mi are the Vietnamese equivalent of submarine sandwiches, with charcuterie and vegetables smeared with mayonnaise, laid into a baguette, and wrapped in a neatly folded sheet of paper. In the assembly line at Lee's Sandwiches - a small chain of restaurants centered around bright, clean kitchens that seem to stretch into infinity - teams of sandwich makers slice hot baguettes in half and neatly layer meat and condiments. Bakers march across the kitchen bearing trays of freshly baked French bread. A quick drive along Valley Boulevard reveals Ba Le, Baguette Express, Baguette du Jour, Banh Mi So 1, and a brand-new Alhambra outlet of Lee's, among a dozen other places to buy the tasty sandwiches.

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