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Crepe Suzette Mar 31, 2008 01:34 PM

Where can I find interesting/delicious macaroons for a seder?

thanks!

  1. vvvindaloo Mar 31, 2008 01:41 PM

    Do you need them to be kosher? If so, I really wouldn't know where to recommend. But I do know that the most delicious macatoons I've had lately are at Le Madeleine on W. 23rd.

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      Crepe Suzette Mar 31, 2008 02:54 PM

      I do need them to be kosher for passover...aka, no flour.

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        vvvindaloo Mar 31, 2008 03:08 PM

        You may want to try posting on the kosher board, then, as well. Good luck!

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        kathryn Mar 31, 2008 03:07 PM

        vvvindaloo, you are speaking of the French style macarons, made with egg whites, almond powder, icing sugar and sugar. They look like tiny candy hamburger sandwiches.

        Crepe Suzette, are you looking for that kind of maracoon, or the coconut kind?

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          vvvindaloo Mar 31, 2008 03:15 PM

          aha! macaroons, as in the coconut confection. in that case, I would try somewhere like Gertel's.

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        UES Mayor Apr 1, 2008 02:03 AM

        Coconut Macaroons? Le Pain Quotidien by far is the best I ever had!!!!mmmmmmm

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          idia Apr 1, 2008 03:07 AM

          You might try Bouchon Bakery. They are deadly. (Frankly, I never knew flour was a component of a macaroon.)
          And to this day, I STILL don't know what a macaron is.

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            MMRuth Apr 1, 2008 04:36 AM

            You have to try a macaron - I'd suggest Kee's, or Madeleine on 23rd Street. Payard also has them. Not sure of UWS places that might.

            Photo:

            http://www.laduree.com/public_fr/prod...

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              David W Apr 1, 2008 07:10 AM

              Bouchon did have them (the non-coconut type)...but they aren't as good as Madeleine's... In the counter next to the cash register top row.

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