Can’t-Miss Spots by Foothill Ranch’s Hiking Trail

Photograph Courtesy of MyPanier

MyPanier

Located inside an office park, this international grocery store looks more like a warehouse than a gourmet shop. Nonetheless, it’s stocked with hard-to-find epicurean treats imported from around the world. Everywhere you turn, there’s another discovery—cookies and chocolates from France, oils and vinegars from Italy, cheeses from Spain, sodas and seltzers from Germany and the U.K., even French soaps and lotions. 27136 Burbank, 949-305-0149

Mamón 

The kitchen at this cozy cafe sends out simple, fresh comfort food packed with colorful vegetables, such as the Chancho en Cama sandwich with roasted pork shoulder, sweet potato, cilantro, and lime-marinated red onion ($12). Try it paired with one of eight craft beers on tap. Also, don’t miss the indulgent French toast stuffed with banana pudding ($10) at breakfast. 26676 Portola Parkway, 949-305-8552

Twohubs Cycling Boutique

Frames from Cipollini, Willier Triestina, and Bianchi share space with wheels from Campagnolo and Shimano at this high-end cycling store, which has items akin to a luxury-goods showroom rather than your typical bike shop. The owners, avid cyclists themselves, can custom-build a bike from the ground up or upgrade your current bike with top-of-the-line handlebars, pedals, brakes, and grips. 27231 Burbank, 877-480-2453

Bangkok Thai Cuisine 

A new owner and a new chef took over late last year at this Thai restaurant in the food court near the Regal Foothill Towne Center. Together they overhauled the menu, creating fresher and more flavorful versions of all the items you’d expect: red, yellow, and green curry ($10.50 to $13.50); pad thai ($10.50 to $13.50); tom yum soup ($7.50); and Thai iced tea ($3.50). 26612 Towne Centre Drive, 949-446-4361


Good To Know: The panier in MyPanier is French for “basket” and is meant to connote a return to a traditional way of shopping at a local market.

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