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Apr 22, 2008 08:51 AM

La Farine- Chocolate Macaroon

A wonderful way to start my morning! Deep deep chocolate flavor...

Was told it had no flour which makes it Kosher-for-Passover enough for me...

But alas, the young guy helping me was so sullen.. My usual AM pastry place is Sweet Adeline and everyone there is so pleasant, happy and knowledgable..

So where else are you finding Pasadic (or close enough) goodies in the East Bay?

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  1. Lola's was making some macaroons on Saturday (it is a periodic thing - but maybe she'll make them throughout the week as a pesach-friendly sweet).

    1. Masse's Pastries has a whole line of Passover inspired desserts. I took the menu hoping it would be a muse for me. They include full size cakes, many flavors of almond macarons, coconut macaroons, tea bread, and some other treats. They aren't really pesadik enough for my family, but I love almost everything Masse's makes, so that would be my go to place...

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      1. re: milklady

        Just out of curiosity, are the macaroons from La Farine the French-style ones (i.e. macarons) or ones with coconut? I remember seeing them at the store a long time ago and they looked like chocolate-dipped coconut macaroons, and since I'm not a big fan of coconut, I've never gotten to try them.

        Here's an article from the SF Chronicle last year about macaroons from Phoenix Pastificio and the Grand Bakery in Oakland:

        And yes, Masse's sweet treats are good. I also like the chocolate pecan chews from Phoenix Pastificio which are sold at the farmers' markets. They should be okay for Passover since they're only made of egg whites, sugar, cocoa and pecans.

        1. re: dreamsicle

          They had coconut.. and not sure if they were truly Kosher for Passover (and was reasonably confident that Mr Dude w/attitude helping me wouldn't know..) they probably weren't.. but since no flour, close enough for my practices.

          1. re: suebe

            They also have the French macrons ... though I like most of what Masse's makes, these have been disappointing.

            Bette's to go carries Pasadic goodies. Haven't tried the macrons yet though.

      2. Which La Farine location did you go to?