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Recommendations for French macarons?

michellezin May 25, 2007 03:24 PM

I just returned from Paris and while there, I gorged myself on, well everything, but mostly the little french macarons. Now I need my fix. Does anyone know where I can get them, in either Boston or Cambridge? Especially the pistachio ones!

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    bear May 25, 2007 03:30 PM

    Pretty sure they have them at Formaggio Kitchen in Cambridge.

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      mellospice May 25, 2007 03:57 PM

      You will find them at Fromaggio in Cambridge for sure. The man who makes them is French and they taste just like the ones at Laduree. yum.

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        gini May 28, 2007 06:45 AM

        The macarons at Formaggio are great. The flavors vary, but I've had the pistachio and they are good.

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      bex77 May 25, 2007 04:32 PM

      I know Petit Robert Bistro had them at their pastry bar...

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        EATTV May 25, 2007 04:36 PM

        Also Formaggio in the South End.

      2. limster May 25, 2007 05:31 PM

        The ones at LA Burdick's are quite good. Bad news is that the Cambridge store is closed for renovations for several weeks.

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          qc204 May 28, 2007 08:18 AM

          I had them at brunch recently at Miel at the Intercontinental hotel. Will have to check out Formaggio's. Up until recently I had to get my fix in NYC!

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            okitt Jun 2, 2007 10:36 AM

            i stopped by formaggio kitchen yesterday. they had plenty of macaroons (as in the ball-of-coconut variety) made by lakota bakery, but there were no macarons to be found as far as i could tell. i asked the staff if they sold french macarons, but they just pointed me to the macaroons. ah well.

            i have had the macarons at petit robert bistro. they're on the dessert menu - $5.50 for 6 small ones, i think - and they're terrific. i thought they were pretty authentic, especially if you're trying to re-live a paris macaron experience.

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              beetlebug Jun 2, 2007 11:51 AM

              I was there today and there was a big display including samples. The macarons are usually in the display case to the left of the Lakota cookies. They are tucked in by the cakes. Maybe Saturday is the day to go, between the BBQ and the cookies. Warning: it does get annoyingly, crazily packed on Saturdays.

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                tallullah Apr 23, 2009 03:55 PM

                Perhaps you are each shopping at a different Formaggio?

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              lergnom Jun 2, 2007 11:04 AM

              Russo's sells them as amaretti for 75 cents apiece. A very good version is at Tabrizi, an Iranian bakery in Watertown Square.

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                Eastwind Apr 23, 2009 02:15 PM


                How good are they really? Also, what flavors do they offer?

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