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Apr 28, 2011 02:22 AM

best LA county macaroons?

I've done basic yelp research

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  1. Porto's in Glendale and Burbank has awesome macaroons (these are coconut macaroons, not French macaroons though).

    You might wanna specify which you are looking for...

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    1. re: film_score

      Oh my gosh... if you are looking for the coconut kind, look no further than pattimac's. Pattimac's - run by a woman named, not surprisingly, Patti - does these homemade, gorgeous plain and chocolate-dipped coconut macaroons that are INSANE. Without question, they are the best I've ever had in my life.

      She doesn't have a retail store, but she does take orders...her website appears to be down but try emailing I think her email is actually just "Patti" at that domain. I actually just had a few last week at passover... it is unreal how good they are.

      1. re: EricDC

        Information is scarce about Pattimacs, but I did find this in a thread on Facebook:

        Patti Bank Finkelstein: "I recently started a gourmet macaroon business called pattimacs and they are fabulous! I am in Brentwood and make plain and chocolate dipped and sell by the dozen. My website is under construction. Any questions please email me at:
        Thank you!!!"
        October 23, 2010 at 12:10pm

      2. re: film_score

        I'm looking got Parisienne or good new school ones. I haven't tried Paulette yet

      3. I love the coconut macaroons (plain and chocolate dipped) at Claro's. I think they are from Frederico's Bakery.

        1. I do mean French/Parisienne macaroons. Thank you!

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          1. re: tenxtone76

            I've only had this type of macaroon once but it was really delicious...though I have nothing to compare it to. I got it at Clementine in West LA.

          2. Jin Patisserie on Abbot Kinney in Venice. They make beautiful French macarons in very inventive flavors.... Yuzu, passionfruit, earl grey tea, sea salt caramel. And they macarons really taste of those flavors. Where others have disappointed on flavor, these deliver!

            Another good option is Bottega Louie downtown. Same deal .Great selection of innovative flavor profiles, beautiful and colorful.

            And while this is not necessarily integral to your macaroon experience, BOTH Jin patisserie and Bottega Louie have great packaging! The designer in me can't help but note that as well.

            Jin Patisserie
            1202 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

            Yuzu Restaurant
            1231 Cabrillo Ave, Torrance, CA 90501

            Bottega Louie
            700 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90017

            1. my bad, I did mean French/Parisien macarons

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              1. re: tenxtone76

                there's so many places making them and most of them don't compare to ones made in Paris. The whole macaron bubble has gotten out of hand lol ^_^ Bottega Louie's are a good bet, as with any of their pastries......

                Bottega Louie
                700 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90017

                1. re: dlew308

                  You mean macarons? Not macaroons which most people associate with the coconut kind. Not that you're technically wrong, but coconut has unofficially laid claim to the macaroon spelling and pronunciation. I think Jin has fantastic macarons, great texture and not too sweet.