Saigon Shack

Vietnamese in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

Steaming bowls of pho (noodle soup), tangy banh mi (baguette) sandwiches and crunchy spring rolls await at this bustling wood-lined eatery just a few strides from Washington Square Park. The prices are fair and the food arrives in a hurry; the only downside: you might have to wait for a table, as it's a popular draw for the NYU crowd.