The South of France comes to life south of Houston Street at Maman (French for "mom"), a rustic little bakery and café appointed with white-washed brick and weathered wood, farm tables, vintage signage and pressed tin ceilings. Displays of gorgeous cakes, brioche, tarts and cookies will get your mind to cast aside any caloric concern. Founders Armand Arnal (from the Michelin-starred La Chassagnette in Arles), Benjamin Sormonte and Elisa Marshall collected and updated family heirloom recipes, combining the best from France and the US. Nutty chocolate chunk cookies sprinkled with French sea salt are mind blowing. Nutella-filled madeleines, dulce de leche bars, a changing roster of soups, salads, quiche and sandwiches, plus a tantalizing Instagram feed should turn you into a regular.