Best Of 2012

Best New Vietnamese spot in downtown St. Pete: La V

Avocado boba tea and a Vietnamese specialty banh mi sandwich.

So much of downtown St. Petersburg’s food is some form of modern American, classic American, or just Americanized ethnic food. Not La V. Owner Thuy Lee knows that to make a truly authentic Pho you need to simmer a neck bone overnight. Lee and her crew are whipping up classic Vietnamese cuisine like Da Nang soup, Bahn Mi sandwiches and fresh fruit boba teas so you can get your Vietnamese fix right on Central Avenue and Fourth Street.