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Crystal Coser

14 Exceptional Macaron Spots in Los Angeles, Updated

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Pitchoun Macarons
| Crystal Coser

There are few better confections than the French macaron. Crisp little disks of almond-based meringues give way to richly flavored fillings that work together to create the most beautiful interplay of textural contrast, and the pastry's gem hues make them a surefire way to brighten anyone's day. We asked Eater readers for their favorite macarons in the city, and curated this list with some of the best.

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1. Bottega Louie

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700 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 802-1470
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Perhaps the most well-known macaron shop of the bunch, this perpetually packed downtown hotspot is made all the more magical by its gorgeous pastry display. Not only is there a colorful abacus of macarons that come in early grey, praline, and fruity varieties, but it also offers le grand macaron, an oversized almond cookie filled with vanilla cream and fresh raspberries.

2. Pitchoun

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545 S Olive St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 689-3240
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All the pastries are made in-house at this Downtown lunch hot spot. Special flavors can include strawberries and champagne, and aren't as cloyingly sweet as some varieties. Is there a better afternoon pick-me-up for the local office crowd? We think not.

3. The Rose

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220 Rose Ave
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 399-0711
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The Rose pastry chef Christina Hanks worked with her mentors Alen Ramos and Carolyn Nugent, responsible for the macaron program at Bottega Louie, on the Venice restaurant's iteration of the French confection. Here the flavor is PB&J, adding a sophisticated touch to your favorite lunchbox treat.

4. La Provence Patisserie & Cafe

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8950 W Olympic Blvd #110
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(310) 888-8833
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You wouldn't guess that some of the best macarons in LA are tucked away in a little South Beverly Hills strip map. This longstanding patisserie offers beautiful iterations of classic flavors, and is a very necessary trip for macaron lovers.

5. Bouchon Bakery

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235 N Canon Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 281-5699
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It isn’t a surprise that Thomas Keller’s tiny pastry counter makes some of the best French macarons in the city. These large macarons come in only the essential flavors: vanilla, chocolate, pistachio, caramel, and a few seasonal options.

6. 'Lette Macarons

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122 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(323) 469-3620
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Flavor is the name of the game at ‘Lette, where the gorgeous French cookies come in passion fruit, red velvet, sweet wedding almond, and seasonal flavors. With locations in Beverly Hills, Glendale, Larchmont Village, Little Tokyo, Pasadena, and Sherman Oaks, it’s a convenient way to indulge in the sweet treat.

7. Milk

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7290 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 939-6455
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Yes, you'll wait in a very long line, but after treating yourself to a red velvet, Thai tea, or cookies and cream macaron ice cream sandwich, you’ll be glad you did.

8. Napoléon's Macarons

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608 Americana Way
Glendale, CA 91210
(818) 291-9160
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Is there a better afternoon pick-me-up from a hard day of shopping than a few macarons? Located in both the Americana at Brand at the Westfield Topanga Mall, Napoleon’s offers creative flavors that you typically don’t find elsewhere. Think champagne strawberry, lemon meringue pie, blueberry lavender, and chocolate-covered creations like the coconut maca’leon.

9. Little Next Door

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8142 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 951-1010
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Stepping into Little Next Door is not unlike walking into a petite Parisian bistro. And while the pastry counter temps with a variety of confections, you’re really here for the macarons. These delightful sweets have some of the most vibrantly flavored fillings in town, and can be enjoyed both in the café supplemented by a nice espresso, or can be taken to-go, but they may noy last the car ride home.

10. Frances Bakery & Coffee

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404 E 2nd St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 680-4899

While this Little Tokyo staple may be better known for their cronuts, their well-executed macarons are certainly no slouch. Go for the sesame and green tea if you’re looking to break away from the standard flavors.

11. Euro Pane Bakery

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345 E Colorado Blvd #101
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 844-8855

While you’ll certainly be grateful that Euro Pane makes their macarons especially large, the inflated size does more than just help to satisfy the ravenous sweet tooth. The centers are chewier, and the edges are crisper, exhibiting a mastery of textural contrast that certainly merits a visit to this Pasadena shop.

12. Monsieur Marcel Gourmet Market

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6333 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 939-7792
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While the macarons at Monsieur Marcel are actually from Les Macarons Duverger, the pillowy cookies are a nice treat when spending time near the Original Farmer’s Market.

13. IOTA Brew Cafe

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528 S Western Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90020
(213) 568-3700
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Is there a more adorable macaron than the ones at IOTA? They may not be the best you’ve ever had, but when the sugary cookies are decorated with panda and tiger faces, who can really complain.

14. Amorino

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9605 Santa Monica Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(424) 335-0317
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When soft macaron cookies are filled with powerfully flavored gelato, you know you have a real winner on your hands. This post-cronut era hybrid comes in mango, vanilla, raspberry, coffee, pistachio, chocolate, and caramel flavors.

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1. Bottega Louie

700 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Perhaps the most well-known macaron shop of the bunch, this perpetually packed downtown hotspot is made all the more magical by its gorgeous pastry display. Not only is there a colorful abacus of macarons that come in early grey, praline, and fruity varieties, but it also offers le grand macaron, an oversized almond cookie filled with vanilla cream and fresh raspberries.

700 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90017

2. Pitchoun

545 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

All the pastries are made in-house at this Downtown lunch hot spot. Special flavors can include strawberries and champagne, and aren't as cloyingly sweet as some varieties. Is there a better afternoon pick-me-up for the local office crowd? We think not.

545 S Olive St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

3. The Rose

220 Rose Ave, Venice, CA 90291

The Rose pastry chef Christina Hanks worked with her mentors Alen Ramos and Carolyn Nugent, responsible for the macaron program at Bottega Louie, on the Venice restaurant's iteration of the French confection. Here the flavor is PB&J, adding a sophisticated touch to your favorite lunchbox treat.

220 Rose Ave
Venice, CA 90291

4. La Provence Patisserie & Cafe

8950 W Olympic Blvd #110, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

You wouldn't guess that some of the best macarons in LA are tucked away in a little South Beverly Hills strip map. This longstanding patisserie offers beautiful iterations of classic flavors, and is a very necessary trip for macaron lovers.

8950 W Olympic Blvd #110
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

5. Bouchon Bakery

235 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

It isn’t a surprise that Thomas Keller’s tiny pastry counter makes some of the best French macarons in the city. These large macarons come in only the essential flavors: vanilla, chocolate, pistachio, caramel, and a few seasonal options.

235 N Canon Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

6. 'Lette Macarons

122 N Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90004

Flavor is the name of the game at ‘Lette, where the gorgeous French cookies come in passion fruit, red velvet, sweet wedding almond, and seasonal flavors. With locations in Beverly Hills, Glendale, Larchmont Village, Little Tokyo, Pasadena, and Sherman Oaks, it’s a convenient way to indulge in the sweet treat.

122 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004

7. Milk

7290 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Yes, you'll wait in a very long line, but after treating yourself to a red velvet, Thai tea, or cookies and cream macaron ice cream sandwich, you’ll be glad you did.

7290 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036

8. Napoléon's Macarons

608 Americana Way, Glendale, CA 91210

Is there a better afternoon pick-me-up from a hard day of shopping than a few macarons? Located in both the Americana at Brand at the Westfield Topanga Mall, Napoleon’s offers creative flavors that you typically don’t find elsewhere. Think champagne strawberry, lemon meringue pie, blueberry lavender, and chocolate-covered creations like the coconut maca’leon.

608 Americana Way
Glendale, CA 91210

9. Little Next Door

8142 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Stepping into Little Next Door is not unlike walking into a petite Parisian bistro. And while the pastry counter temps with a variety of confections, you’re really here for the macarons. These delightful sweets have some of the most vibrantly flavored fillings in town, and can be enjoyed both in the café supplemented by a nice espresso, or can be taken to-go, but they may noy last the car ride home.

8142 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048

10. Frances Bakery & Coffee

404 E 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

While this Little Tokyo staple may be better known for their cronuts, their well-executed macarons are certainly no slouch. Go for the sesame and green tea if you’re looking to break away from the standard flavors.

404 E 2nd St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

11. Euro Pane Bakery

345 E Colorado Blvd #101, Pasadena, CA 91101

While you’ll certainly be grateful that Euro Pane makes their macarons especially large, the inflated size does more than just help to satisfy the ravenous sweet tooth. The centers are chewier, and the edges are crisper, exhibiting a mastery of textural contrast that certainly merits a visit to this Pasadena shop.

345 E Colorado Blvd #101
Pasadena, CA 91101

12. Monsieur Marcel Gourmet Market

6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036

While the macarons at Monsieur Marcel are actually from Les Macarons Duverger, the pillowy cookies are a nice treat when spending time near the Original Farmer’s Market.

6333 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90036

13. IOTA Brew Cafe

528 S Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90020

Is there a more adorable macaron than the ones at IOTA? They may not be the best you’ve ever had, but when the sugary cookies are decorated with panda and tiger faces, who can really complain.

528 S Western Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90020

14. Amorino

9605 Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

When soft macaron cookies are filled with powerfully flavored gelato, you know you have a real winner on your hands. This post-cronut era hybrid comes in mango, vanilla, raspberry, coffee, pistachio, chocolate, and caramel flavors.

9605 Santa Monica Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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