interview: quynh dang of nicky’s vietnamese

i do like to have a well crafted bahn mi once and a while (but not too often), and the best spot in brooklyn for me — despite the proliferation of new spots these — is nicky’s vietnamese sandwiches.  they are always fresh here, super affordable, quick and delicious.   i was so happy that quynh dang, one of the co-owners of nicky’s agreed to tell us where she likes to shop and eat out when she’s mostly eating her shop’s amazing pho.  quynh lives in boerum hill and seems to hang out mostly in her neighborhood.   her dad, who had owned a small vietnamese sandwich in sunset park called an dong, inspired her to open up nicky’s a little more than five years ago and it’s been doing incredibly well ever since.  thanks so much quynh for sharing your favorite places. 

shops:

for house gifts?

crate & barrel:  vases or picture frames.  

stationery?

zoe papers.

flowers?

trader joe’s.

kids’ gifts?

toys r us.

for weddings? 

i love crate and barrel.

for the basics?

i love target at atlantic terminal mall!

food:

for drinks?

i don’t drink, haha.

most amazing dinner dish?

ki roll at ki sushi on smith street.

for dessert?

the brownie sunday at the chocolate room in brooklyn.

for brunch?

stan’s place in boerum hill for brunch.  also, jolie is great too.

favorite asian place, latin american? 

my favorite thai restaurant is joya.  my favorite colombian restaurant is bogota.

favorite neighborhood spot?

the chocolate room.

the best coffee?  best pastry? 

my favorite iced mocha coffee is from café regular du nord.  my favorite pastry is in chinatown. the egg custard cup!

top comfort food?

nicky’s!  our pho is amazing and i eat it every day.

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