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Macarons - Any new places?

I referenced these threads for updates on places with macarons:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/589759
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/600664

Any new places that may have popped up recently? Reading through other threads, there seems to be a couple of macaron carts/trucks around. Has anyone tried them?

In the Peninsula, I've tried La Baguette, Douce France, Cocola Bakery, and Pamplemousse, and only enjoyed the ones from Pamplemousse.

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Douce France
855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301

Pamplemousse Cafe
2401 Broadway St, Redwood City, CA

Cocola Bakery
333 Santana Row # 1045, San Jose, CA

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  1. I haven't had a chance to try it myself, but Moos Cakes is a new place in Fremont and has macarons. The limited reviews on Yelp seems favorable.
    http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/fKZxPY...

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    Moos Cakes
    39947 Mission Blvd, Fremont, CA 94539

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    1. re: elainew

      Wow, the macarons, and the cakes look so good. They have guava cake! Thank you for the suggestion. I'm definitely checking them out.

    2. I stumbled upon some interesting premium macarons at Mitsuwa japanese market. It's at the front of the market at their "High-End" bakery section. They're quite delicious but pricey! About $2.80 each!!! It's worth it though... I love the Salt flavor the most but they have Yuzu and Citron too. If you get a chance to try, let me know what you think!

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      Mitsuwa
      675 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA

      Yuzu
      3347 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94123

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      1. re: rosiella1

        Thanks for this great tip! Can't wait to try. Will report back.

      2. Not sure when they opened, but my favorite macaron place in SF is:
        http://www.lartisanmacaron.com/

        The chef is classically trained, and uses only natural ingredients and no food coloring. Not too sweet either...I'd say 85% of the macarons being produced these days around here are too sweet for my tastes.

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        1. re: Cary

          They look good. And he trained under the master Pierre Herme. I need to try them asap - but from his website it looks like they only do online deliveries? No stand-alone store anywhere?

          1. re: Scotty100

            you can buy from their shop. they share space with knights catering. give trouan a call before you head over.

            1. re: Cary

              255 Mendell St, SF, for those inclined to look buy from them in person.

        2. Sweet on Church Street near Market sells them, but I can't vouch personally for their goodness.

          1. I love macarons! At the last Underground Market in SF, I was able to try ones from the Occasional Macaron. I really liked them a lot. The maker is French and works at Stanford. They are available sometimes at Tootsie's but sell out fast. You can pre-order online and pick up at Tootsie's. I don't like the ones at Cocola, which I have also seen in the Costco freezer. I've heard good things about the macarons served at Satori Tea in downtown SJ but haven't had a chance to try yet. I wonder if they are made in-house or purchased from elsewhere.

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            Tootsie's at the Stanford Barn
            700 Welch Rd Ste 118, Palo Alto, CA

            Satori Tea Company
            37 N San Pedro St, San Jose, CA 95110

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            1. re: SanJoseHound

              Cocola's macarons has that stale refrigerator taste. Yuck.

              Thank you for the tip on the Occasional Macaron. I tried all the flavors that were available. The macarons had a good ratio of filling to cookie. I was also surprised that most were not crazy sweet. A definite plus. All tasted great, but some had a "wet" texture. I guess I'm used to the slightly chewier kind.
              Chocolate - Fudgy, good chocolate flavor. Fudgy, creamy texture too, almost like underbaked brownies.
              Coconut - Very sweet. Almost too sweet. Same fudgy texture like chocolate. I like the coconut bits on top.
              Raspberry - I love the bright and intense flavor! Raspberry was not shy at all. The shell was crisp and shattered nicely; interior was fudgy.
              Lemon - My second favorite. Again intense and tart. Shells were moist and chewy. Yum.
              Pistachio - chewy, light pistachio taste.
              Caramel - the best out of the bunch. The shell was crisp and gave way to a chewy, not too dense interior. Caramel was darker than the sugary kind that I'm used to and I loved it.

              Again, thank you for tip on macarons by the Occasional Macaron. I am predicting heavy weight gain in the future.