Saigon Shack…

Saigon Shack served up a delectable lunchtime meal.

No gourmet, boujee dining establishment…just an intimate hole in the wall with delicious Vietnamese food.

I love simple, authentic, straight forward Vietnamese cuisine and that’s exactly what Saigon Shack features.

MacDougal Street in Greenwich Village is filled with appealing, inexpensive restaurants.

You can consume great pizza at Joe’s, fab French fries at Pommes Frites and wonderful Middle Eastern at Mamoun Falafel.

We were drawn to Saigon Shack as our daughter lives close by and loves the place.

The restaurant was packed, but the wait was short.

Our server was sweet and unintrusive.

I ordered the Pork Chop, shrimp bowl with crispy spring roll, vermicelli, lettuce, carrots and an extra dose of fish sauce ($13.95).

The ingredients were fresh and the meat and shrimp perfected barbecued.

The portion is huge.

David had the Shrimp Vermicelli with vegetarian spring roll and loved it ($11.95).

The other offerings include an array of Pho bowls and bahn mi sandwiches.

The Vietnamese coffee is authentic, power packed and delicious ($4).

My initial visit was on a glorious Sunday with my family that started with doggie baths and then taking in the poignant film, Eighth Grade.

Since my first foray at Saigon Shack I have returned three times…the last was takeout during halftime of the NY Giants game this past Sunday.

The meal was the only good thing about Opening Day of the NFL.

If Saigon Shack was in my ‘hood I would be there multiple times a week.

The restaurant is delicious, adorable, fresh, appealing and reasonable…Saigon Shack is all that.

Saigon Shack 114 MacDougal Street Greenwich Village, New York. Open Monday-Wednesday 11am-11pm, Thursday-Saturday 11am-1am.

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