On our recent “best of NYC” dessert crawl one of the places everyone was in agreement on visiting for macarons was Bisous Ciao. This summer they opened up a more accessible (to me at least) location in the Village on Bleecker Street just west of 6th Ave.
Two things that set Bisous apart from the rest of the macaron pack are 1) their macarons are always fresh and 2) their flavors, both buttercream and ganache, are full and distinct from each other. Other bakeries often have one or two trademark flavors but the rest taste surprisingly similar! Their citrus flavors in particular are really in their own class. When you have a lemon macaron from Bisous you can really taste the lemon. (more…)