NamNam Noodle Bar (Wheelock Place)

Helmed by owner, director and chef Nam Quoc Nguyen, this casual 80-seater specializes in noodles from northern, southern and central Vietnam. Classics like chicken pho ($7.90) and wagyu beef pho ($17.90) aside, go for their new menu additions to complete your meal. There’s our fave, the grilled chicken with egg omelette and chicken floss bahn mi ($6.90), as well as other options, including the dry sauteed lemongrass pork noodle ($9.90) and light bites like crispy fried chicken wings with onion-flavored fish sauce ($4.90) and crispy fried sweet potato rolls ($3.90).