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Chocolate chip cassis cookie from Panya

The macarons at Panya may not be the best in the village but you’ll be hard pressed to find a tastier chocolate chip cookie that also contains plump black currants for $1.25.   This cookie is perfectly crunchy and also has a little bit of the salty/sweet thing going on.  Don’t forget Panya’s whole case of daily baked goods (though not these cookies) are 50% off after 10:00. (more…)

Financier Patisserie’s excellent macarons

Posted by Niko on January 26th, 2011

Financier patisserie large macarons

Last week I posted about Panya’s huge $1.50 macarons and noted that they tasted fine but sometimes seemed a bit stale.  A friend, who is an accomplished baker, pointed out in the comments that Finacier Patisserie, who generally makes excellent french pastries, also sells large sized macarons for only $2.25, a price well below the NYC average (about $2.25 for a 1.5″ cookie). In an effort to actually provide some useful information to my readers I decided to investigate. (more…)

Huge Macarons for $1.50 at PanYa

Posted by Niko on January 21st, 2011

Pan Ya Raspberry rose buttercream Macaron

I’m not going to lie, the PanYa macaron is not the best or even second best in the Village.  That said, in this over-priced city, if you just need a fix, you simply can’t beat the value.  Only a $1.50 for a macaron that’s bigger than a golfball! That’s more than two times the average NYC macaron.  So what’s the catch?  The main shortcoming of this cookie is that the crust is very fragile and “crackly.”  It’s almost like they were sitting around too long.  The flavors themselves are solid, it’s only that texture problem. I’d like to try these when a fresh batch comes out and see what the deal is. (more…)