#179 of 198 Destin Restaurants

Paris Banh Mi – Destin

Paris Banh Mi – Enjoy Handcrafted Vietnamese Sandwiches and More in Miramar Beach
Local Expert's Rating:
5.0 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Paris Banh Mi is the top place to go for good eats and refreshing drinks between all your Destin adventures. At this popular eatery, expertly crafted Vietnamese sandwiches are the name of the game. But it’s their famous Paris by Night boba tea that has everyone singing their praises.

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

A true local favorite, Paris Banh Mi is the top spot for a unique fusion of Vietnamese and French flavors in Miramar Beach, Florida. Their signature Vietnamese sandwiches are out-of-this-world delicious, no matter what bread and toppings you choose for yours. Adding to that magic is their famous Paris by Night boba tea, which is made to order every time. As if that’s not enough, their crew even regularly rolls out French cakes and pastries to ensure you can satisfy your sweet tooth on the double.

For the full dining experience, plan to come through the doors for a sandwich, drink, and dessert to eat right on the spot or take on the road. When you order the sandwiches at Paris Banh Mi, you first have to decide if you’d like yours on a traditional roll, croissant, or burger bun. All their bread is fresh-baked daily, so you cannot go wrong in picking what speaks to you most.

After you hem and haw over the bread, go ahead and start thinking about what fillings you’d like to enjoy. They have grilled pork, pate jambon, shredded chicken, and so much more. Want to skip the meat? Set your sights on Paris Banh Mi vegetarian sandwich instead. Every sandwich comes with pickled veggies, jalapeno slices, cucumber, cilantro, mayo, and soy sauce for a truly delightful flavor combination. You’re welcome to remove whatever you’d like, but it’s best to try it all at least once.

Their handmade boba drinks promise to elevate your meal with every sip. They create their drinks as soon as they’re ordered by mixing up their milk tea slush and pouring it over a generous scoop of boba. A small heart-shaped stopper serves as the finishing touch, ensuring your drink makes it to the next stop without spilling. You’re always welcome to eat right on site, but many patrons take their meals to go, so they can quickly get to the next stop on their itinerary.  

You cannot miss these Paris Banh Mi menu items:

Paris By Night
Paris by Night is their signature drink, featuring a simple combo of tea, milk, and brown sugar flavors. When ordering this drink, you’ll first need to choose your sugar level, which ranges from 0% to 150%. Then, let them know if you’d like it made with boba or another addition of your choice, like coconut fruit jelly. You can also let them know if you’d like less ice or almond milk used as a substitute for regular milk.

Special Combination Bahn Mi
With its perfect balance of bread to fillings, the Special Combination Bahn Mi is a true classic. Available on a French baguette, croissant, or brioche hamburger bun, this sandwich features ham, pork bologna, and pate at its center. Over that, you get cucumbers, jalapenos, pickled daikon and carrots, and plenty of cilantro. A mixture of soy sauce and mayo go over it all at the end to bring the flavors together beautifully.

Vegetarian Bahn Mi
The Vegetarian Bahn Mi lets Seitan serve as the star of the show to great effect. You can get yours on any of their available bread and then made however you want it. All the regular fixings go over the top unless you let them know you’d like more or less of any ingredient. The employees at Paris Banh Mi are happy to leave certain things altogether if you’d like.

When you need to satisfy your cravings for sweets, treat yourself to a French pastry or cake, for sure. Their most popular treat is the Custard Cream pastry, which features a light, buttery dough filled with rich vanilla custard. If you’d like to sip on your sweet treat, get a handmade slushie made with your favorite fruits like peach, lychee, or coconut.  

Insider Tips:
-If you need to skip the wheat-based desserts, ask about Paris Banh Mi gluten-free fare, like the decadent Opus cake.
-Jalapeno spiciness can vary, so take a test bite if you’re unsure about how much heat you can handle. Want even more spice? Ask for a side of Sriracha.