Where to find the best Macarons in Paris?
The macarons are one of the must-have delicacies of Paris . You only have to see the long queues in front of the specialty shops to understand that a photo of this wonder one’s Instagram is compulsory during a stay in our this beautiful city. We admit, it’s also one of our favorite guilty pleasures . Many debates have ended with shouting to find out where the best were … Here are our favorites!
Worldwide, Ladurée macaroons are considered the best since 1862. Their reputation is their soft but crisp shell and their sweet topping to perfection. It is truly a “madeleine de Proust”. Its flavors are not necessarily the most original, but they are sure to please. We especially crave the pistachio.
Ladurée: 16-18 rue Royale 75008 Paris, 75 avenue des Champs Elysees, 75008 Paris, 13 rue Lincoln, 75008 Paris, 21 rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris.
At Carette , it is tradition that takes precedence. Founded in 1927 at Trocadéro, Carette has since opened a new address on the very chic Place Des Vosges . One experiences the good life in its tea rooms. Many purebred Parisians claim that their macaroons would be the best. According to the famous Figaroscope, in a blind taste test, their chocolate macaron came second only to that of Jean-Paul Hévin . However, the macaron’s with real jam in the center and the exquisite salted caramel-beure flavors are truly out of this world.
Carette : 4 Place du Trocadéro, 75016 Paris, 25 place des Vosges, 75003 Paris
Pierre Hermé is known around the world for macarons. The famous pastry chef worked at the Lenôtre , Fauchon and Ladurée houses before opening his own address. In addition to its gourmet chocolate macaron, it is his original creations that made his fame. The chef is not afraid to work original flavors and associate them with each other. In fact, he was elected Best Pastry Chef of the World this year. Everything is in finesse and has a pronounced taste of “come back for more”.
Pierre Hermé : 72, rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris , 39 avenue de l’Opera, 75002 Paris, 4 rue Cambon, 75001 Paris.
Jean-Paul Hévin is the king of chocolate macarons . This craftsman chocolatier (Best French Pastry Chef in 1986) knows well his raw materials and plays with the flavor contrasts to surprise us. Figs, caramel, raspberries, apples … the mixes are audacious and always tasty. We love them all.
Jean-Paul Hévin : 41 rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris, 3 rue Vavin 75006 Paris, 23 bis avenue de la Motte Picquet 75007 Paris.
If you go to buy one of the pastries of Sadaharu Aoki , you have to prepare yourself to taste the best of Japanese flavors. You could just enjoy classic flavors, but it would be a mistake. The Matcha tea macarons, yuzu and black sesame are some of the specialties of the house, and we understand why. The Japanese touches to this French delicacy are unforgettable.
Sadaharu Aoki : 35 rue de Vaugirard 75006 Paris, 25 rue Pérignon 75015, 56 boulevard de Port Royal 75005 Paris.
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