Where are the BEST macaroons?
- Marella Mar 18, 2003 02:19 PM
For a friend's Seder we've been asked to bring the 'roons -- almond -- any suggestions would be appreciated, thanks!
Yes, Fauchon macaroons are delicious, as are those at Payard. The colors can be springlike (pink, pale green, purple and all the usual variations on beige and brown) as they vary with whatever flavors are featured.
I'm assuming that the house you're going to is not strictly kosher for Passover, as those at Fauchon and Payard are not. But if kosher isn't an issue, they'll definitely impress. Warning if you're bringing to a large group -- I think the small ones are $2.00 and the large ones $4.00. If you want to bring an impressive little assortment, they'll set you back quite a bit.
had macaroons at a small italian place on (i think) bleeker just off of 6th. they serve a plate of cookies after the meal. i grew up thinking that macaroons were just dry coconut cookies. these were small but very moist and great coconut flavor/consistency (i know the OP asked for almond).
asked where they get them and they said bleeker street bakery. right next door. don't know if this was a aberration and they are normally nothing to write home about but i have kept this place in the back of my mind for any future macaroon craving i have.
the best macaroons are from Danny Macaroons - though you can find them in a bunch of different stores throughout the city. there are the traditional plain and chocolate dipped ones, but also these salted caramel ones that are beyond ridiculous.
2 E 23rd St, New York, NY 10010