[FRENCH/VIETNAMESE] Having grown up in French-occupied Saigon, this closet-sized bakery's owner and his family realized after moving to the U.S. that they missed the French bread and pastries of South Vietnam. So they decided to make their own. Soft raisin bread, fat croissants, eclairs and the owner's self-conceived "cinnamon sticks"—thin, fried dough sticks covered in cinnamon sugar—are a few of the happy consequences. 

Grocery list: Bánh mì sandwich, choux creams, pâté chaud.