Grocery Shopping Is My Jam

Hi folks! Apologies for the delay on posts — the 12 hour time difference, crazy travel legs, and overall nommin’ proved to be a bit tougher to juggle with posts than anticipated. But, I’m happy to share that we made it home safely! In the coming days, we’re hoping to add new posts to cover more…

Banh Mi Showdown

While Ho Chi Minh City is not the capital of Vietnam, it’s often thought of as the capital of banh mi (personally, I think the latter is a  better claim to fame!). Everywhere you look there’s banh mi and, when they range between 15,000-55,000 VND (0.66-2.41 USD!), the temptation to get one is constantly in-play. Igniting…

Let The Games Begin

Jet-lag, schmet-lag. I think the cure to jet lag is simply having an insatiable appetite! With all the excitement of Day 1 looming, I essentially was like a kid on Christmas Eve last night and then a kid on Christmas Morning today, which meant no sleep but also no shortage of of energy to get…

Food & Family

It is 4:24am local in Ho Chi Minh as I’m about to hit “publish” on this post. And, words can’t fully describe how excited I am for this trip. But, I’ll certainly do my best here. To start, this trip can be quickly summed up in two words: food & family. Further explained, any one…

Why Are We Going to Vietnam?

  Menu. Exploration. Photography. We could spend weeks pursuing an endless list of reasons to travel to Vietnam . . . but, we have banh mi to make back in Evanston :). So with these three themes in mind and being just weeks away from opening our first storefront, we are primed to canvas Vietnam and pursue a very focused research & development…

Our Store Is In The Works!

LOCATION We are located at 618.5 Church St in Evanston, IL. We are only steps away from both Northwestern University and beautiful Lake Michigan. Simply put, we could not have it any better — we are fortunate to have our first home located in the heart of an amazing downtown hub of forward thinking academics,…

Learn About Viet Nom Nom

OUR FOOD Viet Nom Nom is equal parts fast, fresh, and delicious. We all know the age-old perception: tasty food isn’t healthy, and healthy food isn’t tasty. Our kitchen, however, aims to solve that conundrum. We are proud to serve a Vietnamese-inspired menu and strive to put our modern, unique fingerprint on traditional Vietnamese dishes to appeal…