Our little corner of Paris by the Gold Line, Nicole’s is a regular pit stop for lovers of all foods French, from cheeses and pâtés to truffles and wines. Nicole Grandjean and her lovely staff make delicious baguette sandwiches, salads and quiches, which you can eat on the flower-lined sidewalk patio or in the store.
921 Meridian Ave., South Pasadena, 626.403.5751, nicolesgourmetfoods.com, French. B & L daily, early D Thurs. Beer & wine. AE, MC, V. $.