Banh Mi Amor brings specialty sandwiches to Iowa City Ped Mall

Owner Greg Millsap stands behind new Bahn Mi Amor food cart. -- photo by Frank Weirich
Owner Greg Millsap prepping food behind new Bahn Mi Amor food cart — photo by Frank Weirich

A new food cart has popped up on the late night scene downtown. Banh Mi Amor — operated and owned by Davenport restaurateur Greg Millsap — has set up shop on the Ped Mall, offering a choice of chicken or pulled pork banh mi sandwiches. Mills owns both a restaurant and food cart in Davenport by the same name. He said customers gave him the idea to expand to Iowa City after eating at his establishment.

“I don’t know how many people told me, ‘Wow, your food is amazing, you should do this in Iowa City’,” Mills said. “So I looked into it about two years ago and they had a bid out and I was accepted as one of the new vendors.”

Millsap said he’s absolutely excited to cater to the Iowa City area.

“I think a lot of people, surprisingly, have heard of banh mi. That wasn’t the case when I started in Davenport so I’m pretty excited about people trying my particular version of the banh mi.”

This past holiday weekend was the fourth weekend that Banh Mi Amor has been out on the Ped Mall, drawing customers hoping to taste the unique sandwiches. You can find Banh Mi Amor located in front of DC’s on Fridays and Saturdays from around 6 p.m. to close (2, 2:30 a.m.) Millsap said that he will try to transition to a Thursday-Saturday schedule.

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