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Dessert Truck Works Pomegranate macarons from Nov 2008

Updated: Georgia’s on the Upper West Side and Cannelle Patisserie in Queens have been added.

François Payard is organizing the first annual Macaron Day in NYC on Saturday, March 20.   Discover just how good these gourmet little pastries can be at one of the bakeries below.  These retailers will be offering a free macaron if you tell them you are there because of Macaron Day (of course you should tell them you are there because of  DessertBuzz too, but you won’t get anything extra).  As you would expect in a city of 8 million, supplies are limited so go early.

Macaron Day NYC is inspired by and will coincide with the 5th annual Jour du Macaron in Paris, organized by Pierre Hermé.

Bouchon Bakery macaron from the Time Warner Center location

Chocolate macarons from L.A. Burdick

Macarons from Kee Chocolatier (as of yet not participating in Macaron Day)

Francois Payard's macarons from Francois Chocolate Bar

Almondine Bakery
85 Water Street, DUMBO
(718) 797-5026
442 9th Street, Park Slope
(718) 832-4607
www.almondinebakery.com

Bouchon Bakery
10 Columbus Circle, 3rd Floor
(212) 823-9364
www.bouchonbakery.com

Burdick Chocolate
5 East 20th Street
(212) 796-0143
www.burdickchocolate.com

Butterfield Market
1114 Lexington Avenue
(212) 288-7800
www.butterfieldmarket.com

DessertTruck Works
6 Clinton Street
www.dt-works.net

FC Chocolate Bar714 Madison Avenue, 4th floor(212) 759-1600www.fcchocolatebar.com

GEORGIA’S CAFÉ & BAKERY
2418 Broadway at West 89th Street
(212) 362-2000

Cannelle Patisserie
75-59 31st Avenue, East Elmhurst
(718) 565-6200
La Maison du Chocolat
1018 Madison Avenue at 78 Street
63 Wall Street
30 Rockefeller Center
Empire State Center Lobby
(212) 744-7117
www.lamaisonduchocolat.com

Macaron Café
161 West 36th Street
(212) 564-3525
www.macaroncafe.com

Madeleine Patisserie
132 West 23rd Street
212-243-2757
www.madeleinepatisserie.com

Mad-Mac “The Authentic French Macarons”
At Bernardaud
499 Park Avenue at 59th Street
(973) 225-0930
www.madmacnyc.com

Silver Moon Bakery
2740 Broadway at 105th Street
(212) 866-4717
www.silvermoonbakery.com

7 Responses to “Macaron Day NYC: Sat March 20…”

Nico, I am completely stumped as to why Macarons are so popular. My girlfriend goes crazy over them whenever she visits me in Paris. They just don’t do much for me….

There’a Wall St Journal Article about them from last week that addresses this question a bit. (Google it) but I think New Yorker’s consider themselves foodies and really like to treat themselves to what they feel is a gourmet treat, but I think they aren’t going to start eating huge heavy desserts or sweets and macarons at around 100 calories, are a way to indulge without feeling like a pig, say, after eating an entire Crumbs cupcake at >1000 Cals.

Man, F that. Dessert and 100 calories don’t belong in the same sentence. You can have one OR the other. I don’t even want to know how many calories I get when I slather half of bar of chocolate with chunky peanut butter….. Mmmmmmmm, making myself hungry!

this is just my guess and is only a theory- the calorie part is probably too specific. A lot of people would have a few macarons after work mid-week but might not have a couple of gelatos is all I am saying. Plus they’re colorful and cool looking

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