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Any place to find MACARONS (French pastry/cookie) ??

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  • Amory Jul 13, 2005 04:00 PM

I have been craving these for MONTHS! And exhaustive internet searches have led me nowhere! Any places in the DC or NoVA areas???

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  1. You may want to give Patisserie Poupon a call.

    Patisserie Poupon
    (202) 342-3248
    1645 Wisconsin Ave NW

    1. Fouchon at Park Ave. & 56th, NYC (in the lobby of The Drake hotel) is the closest place I know of.

      Mmmmmm.

      1. I think you can find them at Randolph's on Lee Hwy/Old Dominion in Arlington, and at Heidelberg on Lee Hwy also in Arlington.

        1. They definitely have them at Patisserie Poupon. I've had them there. They may only do certain days, not sure. Not quite the full array of flavors that you'll find at Fauchon in Paris, but good enough to satisfy a craving!

          1. Found (and bought) almond coconut macarons at Whole Foods about three weeks ago. Haven't really seen them since! They were delectable, though. I am craving them right now! Might want to maybe ask the bakers at your local Whole Foods to keep making these?

            They weren't the filled kind, though. Just macaron cookies, but they were delicious nonetheless.

            1. Pain Quotidienne has very nice macarons.

              2815 M St NW
              666 Pennsylvania Ave
              4874 Mass Ave NW

              1. I am generally very fond of Poupon. but find that Praline in Bethesda has the best Parisian macaroons as well as terrific french bed and pastries. http://www.praline-bakery.com. On my last visit, I also saw the Et Voila on MacArthur Blvd. is now selling Parisian macaroons, but as usual I was happily full when I left so I didn't purchase any. http://www.etvoiladc.com/

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                1. re: Bonz

                  An enthusiastic second for Praline. I was given a hostess gift of assorted French macarons from this bakery recently, and I was thrilled. I received casis-, orange-, lemon-, and cherry-flavored macarons. (This represents only a fraction of the flavors the bakery makes; I don't have a sense of the number of flavors availble on any day.) Although the flavors of the macarons were all fruit-based, the filling was either a creme-type filling or a jelly-type filling. Specifically, the casis and cherry had a layer of intensely-flavored jelly layer of the same fruit, but the lemon and orange cookies had intensely-flavored creme fillings of lemon or orange.

                2. patisserie poupon has been mentioned but leopolds (cady's alley, m street in georgetown) has some great ones as well.

                  1. There's a new-ish French pastry shop in Merrifield on Gallows Road, and I think I saw some there when I did a quick walk-through. I just don't remember the name (help me here someone!). It's located on the backside of one of twin apartment buildings between Rt. 50 and Lee Hwy ... a few storefronts from the new Four Sisters Vietnames restaurant.

                    The shop is practically all pastries, but no pain/baguettes surprisingly. But they do sell baguette sandwiches during lunch, however.

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                    1. re: MartinDC

                      Pastry Xpo

                      http://www.pastryxpo.com/

                      They also have very good (Illy) coffee.

                    2. Cafe du Parc in the Willard Hotel

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                        1. Cafe du Parc makes them and they are pretty good. The best i've found in town are Michel Patisserie (no storefront, they deliver) - http://www.michelpatisserie.com/ - About as close to Paris as you can get in the area.