Dessertbuzz | **Updated** New York foodies and macarons: A match made in almond flour


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

06 Oct 2011, Posted by Niko in Bisousciao Macarons, Bouchon, Dessert Truck Works, Financier patisserie, Francois Chocolate Bar, Francois Payard Bakery (FPB), LaDuree, Macaron Cafe, Macaron Parlour, Mad Mac Macarons, Reviews, Silver Moon Bakery

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”:

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:)

Thanks Elle!  Do you have a strong opinion about a NYC dessert category?   Leave me a message in the comments!

If you pay for a dinner at Le Bernardin you can get one of these.


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!

Now that we have that out of the way let’s take a look at some of the other DessertBuzz recommended macarons in New York City.

Laduree 864 Madison (71st St.) Recommended: all products are equally excellent.  The lemon and vanilla are my favorites. Notes: Why can’t one other place in all of New York make butter cream this good?

Bouchon Bakery peanut butter and jelly

Bouchon Bakery Recommended: Peanut butter and jelly, pistachio.  Notes: A surprisingly good value compared to the other items they sell.  Large size means more to enjoy.  Located in the Time Warner Center (10 Columbus Circle @ 59th St.)  and in Rockefeller Center (1 Rockefeller Plaza).

The lemon macaron from Bisous ciao

Bisous Ciao Recommended: all flavors (butter cream and ganache fillings) Notes: The other standout macaron in New York city.  The only shop that currently comes close to Laduree.  Many pastry chefs pointed me to this place. Located at 101 Stanton St.

DessertTruck Works monkey finger macaron - would Laduree approve?

Dessert Truck Works Recommended: Salted caramel, chocolate ganache.   Notes: Creative flavors excellent value.  Located at 6 Clinton St.

Francois Chocolate bar NYC

Francois Chocolate Bar Macaron with cocoa nibs

Francois Chocolate Bar Recommended: dark chocolate with nibs.  Notes: As good as the best if you get them fresh.  Very good chocolate macarons.  Located in the food concourse of the Plaza Hotel at 1 West 58th St.

Macaron Cafe Dark Chocolate Macaron - worth the $2.25

The Macaron Café Recommended: Citrus flavors, lemon, orange, etc. Notes: very solid huge selection of flavors, friendly staff.  Two locations: 625 Madison (on 59th St.) and 485 7th Ave. (at 36th St.)

Silver Moon Bakery chestnut macaron

The Silver Moon Bakery Recommended: Chocolate, chestnut.  Notes: pick up a French bread when you go because Serious Eats just rated their the best in the city!  Located at 2740 Broadway  (105th St.)

I also want to recommend at two other outfits that don’t have  a “bricks and mortar” store.  You can always order their macarons for  a special event such as a wedding or party.

Mad-Mac's Macarons

A delicious Nutella Macaron from the Macaron Parlour

Mad Mac’s macarons Recommended (website is here.) Notes: The choice of Jacques  Torres for his big anniversary party.  And The Macaron Parlour Recommended: lemon, dark chocolate ganache, raspberry.  Notes: These guys have a cult following from their Hester Street Fair appearances–you won’t be disappointed.  (website is here.)


More coverage of the opening of Laduree. FloFab from the TimesAmanda Kludt: Eater NYCraftiness NowYelp reviews

Ladurée is located at 864 Madison Avenue (71st Street), open Monday – Friday 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. ; Saturday at 9:30 a.m.- 6 p.m. Closed Sunday. Macarons $2.70 each (ouch!)

  • Elle

    no problem! thank YOU for all your great posts 🙂

  • michelle

    hey Im wondering why you didn’t mention La Maison du Macaron, they are alot better than Macaron cafe in my opinion

  • Niko

    @ Michelle, I understand they are in many people’s top 5. I just haven’t been there in some time– they are supposed to be excellent.

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