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Macarons in MD or DC?

Does anyone know if macarons - those delicious little sandwich cookies from Paris - are available in the DC area?

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  1. they have them at dean and deluca in georgetown. or at least i've purchased them there before.

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    1. I *love* macarons. They also sell them at Marvelous Market, at least the one on Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown. Watch out for freshness though. Dean and Deluca is definitely more consistent.
      I would bet they also sell them at Patisserie Poupon in the same neighborhood.

      1. Praline in Bethesda has beautiful ones

        1. If you're still looking I found some great ones here

          www.andreacarmona.com

          Here is my full review of macarons in the area:
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/506295

          Cheers!

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          1. re: mdfoodie98

            You should try The Sweet Lobby on Barracks Row. Best macarons in DC and very reminiscent of places like Laduree and Pierre Herme in Paris.

            Also just heard about this new place in Georgetown, though I haven't tried it yet:
            http://www.macaronbee.com/

          2. Probably the two best places for macarons in the area are The Sweet Lobby in Capitol Hill or Tout de Sweet in Bethesda. Sweet Lobby is slightly better, but Tout de Sweet has more traditional flavors (if you prefer that) and it's much easier to find parking if you're driving. Would not recommend Praline - was severely disappointed in the macarons there.

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            1. re: ViolentScarlet

              Hi ViolentScarlet,

              I respectfully disagree with the Tout de Sweet. After trying the best in Paris, I can tell you Tout de Sweet is very far away from being a top-notch macaron. I will definitely try The Sweet Lobby.

              1. re: mdfoodie98

                Oh, don't get me wrong. I'm not a huge fan of Tout de Sweet either. They're not nearly as good as the ones in NY and LA much less Paris. I was simply recommending it as a better option than Praline and Paul since The Sweet Lobby can be a pain to get to/park at. Have not tried Patisserie Poupon.