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Huge Macarons for $1.50 at PanYa

21 Jan 2011, Posted by Niko in Panya

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.

PanYa Green tea and black sesame Macaron

Panya Bakery is located on 8 Stuyvesant Street.  Use this map if you don’t know where this is..

Chocolate anise ganache macaron from Pan Ya Bakery

Dessert Truck comes close with their large macarons for $2.00 + you can get them in holiday theme shapes.

PanYa Bakery macarons East Village desserts

  • Ontology

    Financier (6th and 20th street) has hockey-puck sized macaroons (which are also not the best or second best) for $2.25. PErhaps and even better value? Try them Niko! You will not be disappointed!

  • Singh

    What is the point of eating a macaron that is second-rate? Sheer waste of money. The best macaron in NYC is at Bisouciao on Stanton Street.

  • Niko

    @Ontology review of Financier macarons coming this week!

    @Singh – I have heard good things about the macarons at Bisouciao – I need to get over there. Thanks.

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  • Elle

    I am a serious macaron fan, although i have not tried bouchon and laduree yet. I have had macarons from MacarOn Cafe, Bisous Ciao, Financier, Bruno Balery, Panya, Takahachi Bakery, La Maison du Macaron, and…Trader Joe’s! Overall, the best is Bisous Ciao $2.50per mac (i recommend Salted Caramel and Jasmine+Green Tea), followed by MacarOn Cafe $2.25 which have the most variety of flavors that change with the seasons (i recommend Pistachio and Honey Lavender), Financier and Bruno Bakery has bigger and limited variety of macarons for $2.25 that serve okay macs (shell is crackly, but better than Panya), Panya has the largest thickness and is cheapest for $1.50 a pop, Takahachi Bakery has around 5-7 different flavors with good ganache and shell, each for $2.00-$2.25 (recommend Yuzu Passion and Goma(black sesame)), La Maison du Macaron has good macarons too for $2.25-$2.50 (recommend Pink Champagne), and finally, if you crave for those delicious macs but is running low on cash, go to Trader Joe’s to buy their dozen macarons for $5 (6 vanilla&6 chocolate)! They aren’t the best, but they are better than expected:)

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