After staying in Thao Dien for the last six months I have finally been able to limit down my favourite, most reasonably priced food spots. For those of you who are not aware of what or where Thao Dien is? It is best described as an expat neighbourhood, located in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. In simple terms- a home away from home for many foreigners.
Below find my top 4 picks to cure any meat, pizza or brunch cravings:
1. Quan Ut Ut – Fancy tender ribs, crispy pork belly, hamburgers or all three plus an extra side of mac and cheese? Quan Ut Ut is guaranteed to cure all your carnivore cravings by offering the most divine BBQ options for a fraction of the price than most other BBQ spots in HCM. Quan Ut Ut also has a wide selection of craft beers with a favourite South African cider making a sneaky feature on the list- Savannah Dry. For consistent and reliable quality and customer service look no further.
Book your table- 097 700 80 98
2. Pizza 4P’s- Renowned for its pizza’s in not just Ho Chi Minh City but Vietnam itself. Pizza 4P’s is a franchise to be reckoned with. Offering a unique dining experience for customers at the Thao Dien branch due to the unusual architectural design which one could easily mistaken as a greenhouse or plant nursery. Pizza 4P’s offers authentic Italian cheese boards, pizzas and desserts.
Book your table- 028 3622 0500
3. Vintage Emporium- Walking into this double story villa which has been transformed into an elite brunch cafe, the smell of coffee still lingers in the air and the prim and proper vibe is captivating. Vintage Emporium specialises in breakfast favourites with artisan breads, poached eggs and avocado being a staple on the menu.
Book your table- 090 941 01 48
4. Lubu- This Mediterranean style restaurant and tapas bar will make one feel as though they have been transported to Europe. Lubu features minimalistic style decor, a sun deck and daily specials making it a local favourite hangout spot. Be sure to check it out during the week for the set lunch, on Fridays after 6pm for half price tapas or on the weekend for a free Bloody Mary with your breakfast order.
Book your table- 028 6281 8371
Happy eating! 🙂