Dish It Up! Great Lunch Places in Saigon | EAT
Lunch! Pranzo, déjeuner, almuerzo or as the Vietnamese say: bữa ăn trưa. Sure, you can pack your lunch in the morning, but why on earth would you?! You can have a great lunch at so many places in Ho Chi Minh City. l’Usine, Au Parc, The Vintage Emporium, The Secret Cottage Cafe and Poke Saigon are just drops in the huge yummy Saigon lunch bucket. Here’s a selection of some of the best places to have lunch in Ho Chi Minh.
Hidden gems of Saigon
One of the reasons to love Saigon is because of the endless hidden gems. The Loft is certainly one of them. Situated in one of the landmark buildings of Ho Chi Minh, The Loft has some resemblance to the French-style cafés of old Saigon. It’s charming, the menu is good and once you’ve had lunch here, you will always look at that big clock from outside with a big fat smile on your face!
Want to enjoy yummy food in a stunning old French colonial building in Saigon and do good at the same time? Then head straight to KOTO Saigon. Koto is a training centre in hospitality in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, giving disadvantaged youth the possibility to forge a better future for themselves and their families. Bravo!
Not often will you find a great lunch escape tucked away from the crowds on one of the busiest or should we say buzzing-ist streets of a city. Vo Roof Garden however, is one of those hidden treasures in Ho Chi Minh. It’s a lovely place with delicious fresh Vietnamese food and all this on a rooftop overlooking the prominent Hguyen Hue boulevard.
Let’s go vegan
Let’s eat vegan in Saigon and let’s do it at the Prem Bistro & Cafe. There’s enough choice to pick your fav seating area: the lovely outdoor terrace, the open-air area and the indoor cozy floor-seating section. Once you’re nice and comfy, have a go at the eggplant rolls, the quinoa & sweet potato burger or the lentil soup.
108eatery in District 2 is going on your list of fav lunch spots in Saigon. The vegan Korean food is delicious, the interior snug and zen and the staff is super friendly. The surroundings are serene and you will be too when sitting in this little gem. Order the vegan burger or the Bibimbap with a home-made kombucha!
More great lunch spots in Ho Chi Minh
Who says a burger can’t be an elegant dish? At Marcel Gourmet Burger, burgers are turned into little pieces of gourmet art and they taste goood. The french fries are just as tasty and crunchy. Add to that a cozy interior and friendly staff and you’re all set.
Do as the Vietnamese do and eat Pho! The famous soup consisting of broth, rice noodles, herbs and meat is considered a healthy and light breakfast in Vietnam. But why not have it for lunch? Exactly, and the place you go to for a great one is Mama Pho.