DESIGNATION LEVEL: SILVER

Banh Mi & Ti brings traditional Vietnamese foods to the trendy Butler Street drag in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood. Open in 2016, this woman-owned business is teeming with culture and individuality that is sure to make a lasting impression on the Pittsburgh food scene. Banh Mi & Ti is on a mission to create positive change within the restaurant industry by supporting vibrant communities and a healthy environment within the region.

Owners, Kellie and Tuyen Truong, set out to create a menu that would pay tribute to the foods they remembered from their childhood. Banh mi is a sandwich inspired by both Vietnamese and French cuisine typically served on a baguette filled with meats, vegetables, and cheese. Banh Mi & Ti offers seven variations of this sandwich, along with some uniquely inspired rice bowls. Their creative combinations really set their menu apart from the rest—landing this eatery at the top of the best Southeast Asian dining spots in Pittsburgh.

Sustainability is an important aspect of how the Truong sisters run their business, which is noted through their Silver designation with the Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant program. They incorporate a number of different practices into their daily operations that are good for both people and planet. Banh Mi & Ti strives to create a diverse, inclusive, and accepting environment for guests and employees. They do not discriminate in hiring practices or other business operations. The menu always has vegetarian and vegan options available to accommodate a wide variety of diets, which creates an inclusive dining experience. Recognizing that restaurants produce a lot of waste, Banh Mi & Ti makes efforts to reduce waste by posting their menu on the wall instead of printing paper menus, and they also use recyclable food containers. To Learn more about Banh Mi & Ti’s sustainability efforts, you can view their Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant profile and read their complete designation report.

Interested in trying some of the best banh mi in Pittsburgh? You can find Banh Mi & Ti at 5402 Butler Street, open Tuesday through Sunday from 10am to 5pm.