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Jul 5, 2009 06:02 PM

where to go for macaroons ?

Where can i go for great macaroons in LA ?

i've only tried vanille and RJ patisserie =)

thanks in advance!

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  1. I'm assuming you are referring to french-style, not Jewish-style. Paulette's in beverly hills ( has very good macarons. Jin's Patisserie in Venice is another good source. If you are ever in Orange County, Pascal's Episcerie has great french-style macarons and I believe their prices are a bit more reasonable.

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    1. re: Nicole

      I will co-sign on Jin's, though absolutely would steer you away from Paulettes.

      Jin's, some of which I had today, might possibly be the best ones I've had outside of France.

      1. re: a213b

        Hmmm I did not like Jin's at all and thought Paulette's were more reminiscent of the one's at Pierre Herme or Laduree (which are totally in a league of their own)

        1. re: Sgee

          It's always funny how two different people can have two totally different experiences, isn't it? Though I do agree that Laduree and Pierre Herme are in a league of their own.

          For me Paulette's flavors were good (though not outstanding), but her cookies were far, FAR removed from my Macaron experiences in Paris. In fact, they bordered on stale. There was not that perfect, crisp flaky crust followed by pillowy, airy cookie before one reached the ganache/filling. Jin was exactly that.

          Maybe it was an off day for Paulette? I don't know, but places rarely get a second shot from me, because there are far too many other spots I want to try.

    2. Euro Pane Bakery in Pasadena has mind-blowingly good macarons. I love the caramel and sea salt ones -- I used to work nearby and get them at least once a week. Now, I'm miles away and they haunt my afternoon cravings.

      Euro Pane Bakery
      950 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106

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      1. re: missyp

        I couldn't agree more. Fantastic Macaroons at EuroPane Bakery

      2. In OC, Pacific Whey Cafe has the best coconut macaroons I've ever had.

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          1. Porto's has some fantastic macaroons as well.