Catina Banh Mi – not for amateurs

Catina Banh MiCatina Banh Mi is a vietnamese bakery and take-out restaurant at 6215 W. Broad St. This is one of Richmond’s best cheap lunch spots. It always ends up on my top 10 list. There are few places in the city where you can get great, unique lunch for under $4. If you’re daring you can try some of the Vietnamese patees and sandwich fillings. Alternatively, there are also more American mainstream options. The pork is great. I always feel like the bread is the star here, though.

Catina is closed on Thursdays (I don’t understand it either) and does not accept credit cards. Both of these odd characteristics have tripped me up more than once. And I’m a professional.