Easter is fast approaching. Instead of giving cream-filled eggs or chocolates no one is going to eat, why not give boxes of pretty and petite French macarons? They come in all of the right colors and some very interesting flavors. Find, below, a handy map of the best macaron shops in LA.Read More
Where to Find the Best Macarons in Los Angeles
1. Little Next Door
Pastry Chef Romain Drocourt makes macarons in all of the important flavors, and the fillings are some of the best in town: vibrantly colored and flavored.
2. 'Lette Macarons
Los Angeles, CA 90004
'lette may have the most impressive display of macarons in town. Owner Paulette Koumetz's partnership with pastry wiz Christophe Michalak has led to flavors as diverse as New Orleans praline and violet cassis.
3. Monsieur Marcel Gourmet Market
Monsieur Marcel doesn't make their own macarons. Instead, they order them each week from Glendale-based wholesale pastry shop Les Macarons Duverger. These are especially pillowy, with very chewy centers.
4. XT Patisserie
La Habra, CA
Although they can be too sweet, XT Patisserie makes an impressive assortment of macarons and also offers macaron cakes and tarts.
5. Bottega Louie
It almost seems as though Bottega Louie is most famous for their macaron display, which isn't really fair, given the breadth of pastry prowess in the kitchen. And while the fillings aren't as full of flavor as they could be, the variety will keep fans coming back for more.
6. Twelve Centimeter
Los Angeles, CA 90004
This shop surprised the neighborhood when it opened on Wilshire, near Rosewood. But the macarons are delicate and light, with the wasabi standing out as a clear favorite.
7. The Buttercup LA
Right now, The Buttercup has their display set up to look like an Easter basket, with macarons piled onto the green "grass" like pretty little eggs. The vanilla and chocolate here are plain and perfect.
8. Bouchon Bakery
Bouchon Bakery makes larger macarons in only the essential flavors: raspberry, lemon, pistachio, vanilla and chocolate.
9. Euro Pane Bakery
Pasadena, CA 91106-2300
Though Euro Pane's macarons rarely look perfect, their rough edges are somewhat charming. The fruit flavors are filled with jam instead of buttercream, which is true to form.
10. The Larder at Tavern
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Suzanne Goin's Larder at Tavern has been putting out macarons since they opened. The best part is that they've infused American flavors into the traditionally French treat. The peanut butter is a winner.