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MiriamOttawa Jul 15, 2009 01:51 AM

Just wondering if there was an actual bakery in Ottawa that makes their own macarons?
I bought some in Montreal (at Nocochi and Iranian owned bakery) and they were ok.

But would like to try some actual fresher ones. These did not seem crispy enough.
I saw some for sale online from a french brand Fosier
http://www.fossier.fr/_:Macaron-Amande:_

weird thing is they do not seem to have the cream part and are just the meringue part....

And if none in Ottawa, what place in Montreal is reccomended?

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  1. SnackHappy RE: MiriamOttawa Jul 15, 2009 03:04 AM

    Perhaps this thread can help you out as far as Montreal macarons are concerned.

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/429225

    My personal favs are from Europea and Maison du Macaron. You can order the Europea ones online: http://www.macaronsexpress.com/

    The ones from that Fossier website are indeed macarons, but they are not the Parisian or Gerbet macarons that are so trendy these days.

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      PaulV RE: MiriamOttawa Jul 15, 2009 06:52 AM

      The French Baker on Murray St. in the Market area carries macarons in Ottawa. There's also a vendor (name escapes me) at the Ottawa Farmer's Market at Landsdowne that sells macarons. Both are very good.

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        MiriamOttawa RE: PaulV Jul 16, 2009 01:42 AM

        Thanks will check the French Baker-I am never in the Murray St area but will make an effort.
        French Baker now has a location on Bank st in the Glebe now also.

        I was actually at the Lansdowne farmer's market but always get there too late to take a good look,will go much earlier this weekend.

        The macarons from the Fossier website,those sell for $8 in Canada from a Montreal (I think) website (was from chocodirect.com)

        Another thing I find really funny is that for most North Americans "macaroons" are made from coconut,honey and baked into a patty/muffin like thing and not even anything like the French ones (good if you like coconut though).

        Thanks for the info!

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          vorpal RE: MiriamOttawa Jul 17, 2009 01:01 AM

          Ooooh... I didn't know they had a second location! Thanks for the heads up. This one is so much easier for me to visit than driving downtown!

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        creteclan RE: MiriamOttawa Aug 22, 2010 06:01 PM

        Just found some macaroons @ Delice Royale in Orleans on Trim Rd.
        They were delish...but very expensive...6 for $9. I think I will try and make them on my own..

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          vorpal RE: creteclan Sep 1, 2010 10:18 PM

          It's my understanding that that's a pretty reasonable price for macarons.
          I'm going to have to check them out soon... as if I needed an excuse, given that Delice Royale makes the most amazing bread!

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