It seems like every few weeks, a new wave of cutely decorated macarons becomes a new trend that makes everyone go crazy. Angry Bird macarons were the “it” dessert for a while. Then the macaron doughnut came along. The latest craze is macarons that look like unicorns. So, we’ve made a list of some of the best places in the world to buy the best macarons.
Pierre Hermé (Paris, France)
Pierre Hermé has worked all his life to perfect French desserts, especially the macaron. Hermé learned how to cook from the famous French chef Gaston Lenôtre when he was 14 years old. For his work as a pastry chef, he was named the World’s Best Pastry Chef in 2016. His shop is in a few different places in Paris. The prices begin at €2.50.
Bottega Louie (Los Angeles, USA)
Louie might be best known for the beautiful towers of brightly coloured French macarons in its windows, and rightly so, because they are very tasty (and gluten free). A great place for dessert in LA. Price ranges for boxes start at $12.50.
Ladurée (Paris, France)
The candy shop, which opened in 1862, has more than 50 stores around the world, including 15 in France. It also has stores in Milan, Doha, London, New York City, and other cities, where it sells both classic (vanilla, chocolate) and trendy (strawberry mint, chestnut) flavours.
Prices for the macarons start at $2.80 each.
Aoki Sadaharu (Paris, France & Japan)
If you’re feeling brave after leaving Pierre’s Patisserie, go to Aoki Sadaharu for more unique flavour combinations. This bakery is known for its macarons, which have flavours that aren’t typical and have a clear Japanese influence. The macaron starts at a price of $7.35.
Chantal Guillon (California, USA)
Chantal Guillon is a favourite on the West Coast. She lives in San Francisco. The glacés are macarons that have ice cream instead of ganache or buttercream in the middle. Just right for summer! If you don’t want to stick to the original recipe, you have many options. Tahitian Vanilla, Italian Pistachio, and Espresso Coffee are all delicious. The first price is $1.50.
Hugo & Victor (Paris, France)
In this stylish store, pastry chef Hugues Pouget serves classic and seasonal flavours with two characters that go against each other: Hugo, who is creative, and Victor, who is more traditional. You can also get macarons, chocolates, and treats for breakfast. Most likely, this shop will hook you. Even the prices start at a low of €5.20.00.
Bisous Co (New York, USA)
Don’t let the size of these stores in downtown New York City fool you. The macarons at Bisous Ciao are very tasty. Along with classics like chocolate and vanilla, people also like seasonal collections. Right now, you can get Blood Orange, Blackberry, and Thai Tea. You can choose from different box sizes and delivery options, as well as different flavours. The prices begin at $2.25.
Carette (Paris, France)
Carette is a trendy place to eat macarons in Paris. It’s an experience in and of itself, and the focus is on taking your time to relax and enjoy your pastries. Jean Carette and his wife Madeleine started Carette in 1927 at Place du Trocadéro. The prices begin at $2.
La Belle Miette (Australia)
La Belle Miette, an Australian bakery with three locations, brings Paris to Australia by putting together unusual ingredients in new ways. The Bastille is made with champagne from Moet et Chandon and black currant. Because of this, the menu has almost 20 different tastes. Prices start at $19.80 per box in this store.
Gérard Mulot (Paris, France)
Since 1975, Gérard Mulot has used a wide range of colours to make his work more interesting. Since the beginning, Mulot’s shops, macarons, and gift boxes have been full of his unique mix of bright colours. The prices begin at €9.