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Archive for the 'Bisousciao Macarons' Category

One of the coolest and most accessible food events in New York City is the annual Macaron Day.  This year the event will be held on Wednesday March 20.  One addition to this year’s offerings include Macaron Day aprons for sale with proceeds going to City Harvest.

Beautiful macarons from Bisous Ciao

As of this writing 15 bakeries, (13 in NYC)  will be participating and offering free macarons to customers (supplies are limited so go early)  To receive a free macaron just tell the shop you are there for Macaron Day NYC.

Visit for a complete list of participants, a map and more information. Go here for coverage of from past years. Follow dessertbuzz on twitter to stay up-to-date on the latest participants and news.  More coverage of NYC macarons: Two DessertBuzz macaron roundups can be found here and here.


Bisous Ciao: still a DessertBuzz favorite

Posted by Niko on February 5th, 2013

This is why people like receiving macarons as a gift!

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…)

The chocolate hazelnut creme doughnut has bit of hazelnut in the glaze and the chocolate filling is lighter than you expect

So, two chefs, an acupuncturist and a blogger walk into a doughnut shop…

Two weeks ago on a warm-ish Saturday morning I met up with three other hungry individuals at the Lower East Side location of the Doughnut Plant.  My partners for the day consisted of a pastry student, a savory chef, who just accepted a job at one of the top restaurants in the US and Doctore, an acupuncturist who is also an accomplished baker and sometime contributor to DessertBuzz.  We planned to spend the day walking to some of our favorite dessert and pastry spots.  The sole criteria to determine who we would visit, was that each establishment had to have at least one product that was in the mix for “best of New York City”.  A secondary goal was to not go into insulin shock. (more…)

Bisous Ciao's beautiful Macarons

News & Notes: Bisous Ciao is opening a second store on super-high-traffic Bleecker Street.  Workers seemed to be quite engaged for a hot and sticky Friday morning.  They are going to have to sell a lot of macarons at this location with rent they will likely be paying. The sign says “August 2012″.  Stay Tuned.

This is just down the block from Grom on Bleecker west of 6th

Bisous Ciao is located at 101 Stanton St.  Their website is here.  Follow DessertBuzz on Twitter.

The beautiful macarons from Laduree

Though DessertBuzz has reviewed many of these macarons before, I thought our readers were entitled to a second opinion–especially when it comes to a topic as contentious as NYC macarons.  Luckily, guest columnist Elle was kind enough to check in with a report.


Bisous Ciao had the NYC macaron crown for almost 2 years

I updated this post because I received a very comprehensive comment from a reader about NYC macarons.

Reader “Elle”: (more…)

New York foodies and macarons: A match made in almond flour

Posted by Niko on September 20th, 2011

Bisous Ciao had the NYC macaron crown for almost 2 years

Why is it so important for New Yorkers to know what other people think is “the best”?   With the opening of Laduree in New York City there has been a considerable amount of macaron hype, most of it around how superior their macarons are to everything else. Last week I finally got to try about eight of them (thank you Doctore) and I can safely say they are the best this city has to offer right now.  They feature perfect buttercream, super-soft almond flour cookie shell and insanely strong flavors–despite flying 3600 miles from Paris every day!   (more…)