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For a tiny bakery too far from busy Old Town to get any spillover foot traffic, Euro Pane does a brisk business every day of the week. Locals from around the up-and-coming Lake Avenue shopping district keep it busy churning out fresh blueberry brioche, bread pudding, custard tarts and other pastries—even the plain croissants are a decadent treat. The small sandwich menu packs a big wallop. The egg salad is legendary, but such fillings as tomato and feta, red pepper and goat cheese, and salmon stand proud alongside the classics. All  are enclosed  in your choice of oven-fresh sweet or savory breads, from baguettes and ciabatta to olive and rosemary currant. There are only a few seats, and presentation isn’t much of a priority here, but you won’t care after one bite. And you can always take it to go, along with a supply of breads and pastries for the pantry.

-Christine Delsol