O Street Truck patron Judy enjoys a scrumptious chicken báhn mì taco during S.B.’s 2011 Earth Day Festivities.

Paul Wellman

O Street Truck patron Judy enjoys a scrumptious chicken báhn mì taco during S.B.’s 2011 Earth Day Festivities.

O Street Truck

Award-Winning Bánh Mì on Wheels

Where: Visit, call (805) 966-1630, or follow Twitter for daily locations @oSTREETtruck

What: Santa Barbara’s mobile source for the French-Vietnamese bánh mì sandwich

How Much: Chicken or beef bánh mì sandwich, $5.50

The Dish: The streets of Santa Barbara have become home to a plethora of food trucks, but O Street Truck provides the only bánh mì sandwich, whether on wheels or in brick-and-mortar establishment, not to mention a winner at The Santa Barbara Independent’s 2011 BBQ Contest. This French-Vietnamese specialty combines ingredients from both cultures — a lengthwise sliced baguette slathered with mayo, layered with zesty cilantro, cucumbers, carrots, and a spicy cha-cha sauce. Founder Liz Bradley follows a road-rules sentiment, parking and serving mostly from downtown to Isla Vista. Additional draws are the flake-crusted French pastry pizzas, as well as sides of pommes frites with sinus-cleansing wasabi-mayo sauce. O Street hits its weekly rounds routinely, while also offering affordable catering for a wide variety of events.

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