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Mar 1, 2013 07:35 PM

Macaron Parlour: Yummy!

Having dinner tonight at Ko, and was early so I stopped at Macaron Parlour on St. Mark's Place to pick up some treats for the weekend. Picked out a dozen macarons (including the insane Candied Bacon with Maple Cream Cheese). The macarons were packed in the most crush-proof box I've seen. My other flavors are: lemon, tiramisu, red velvet, caramel fleur de sel, hazlelnut, and "party time"--salted milk chocolate & dulce de leche. Just when I thought I was done, I noticed that they also have other baked goods. I bought their Kouign Amann which was divine-sugary crunchy on the outside with the rich moist layers on the inside. I thought I would just taste it since I'm pretty full from the delicious dinner at Ko tonight, but I couldn't help myself and ate the whole thing--so good! (I still haven't been lucky enough to try the DKA at Dominique Ansel since the only time I was there they were sold out so I can't compare). I also bought their speculoos cookie and the chocolate chip cookie--saving these for tomorrow. I was only familiar with Macaron Parlour from when they were at the Madison Square Park food fair, but I think I'll be visiting their boutique in the East Village regularly.

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  1. I don't want to get into a religious issue (Tacos in LA, Burritos in SF, pizza in NYC, food in New Orleans), but I will urge trying the croissant here. Like ellenost, I had intended to eat my stash later but both the regular and chocolate croissants didn't make it off St. Mark's Place. This was one bite learning. Supper sticky Bun too.

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    1. re: wewwew

      Second time with same results. Chocolate croissant and Kouign Amann and a sticky bun. Their style seems to be towards the crisp flaky with good judgement on sugar and butter. The freshness level has been high both times. Go get them.

      1. re: wewwew

        I stopped by Macaron Parlour before my dinner at Ko last Friday, and bought 1/2 dozen macarons and the Kouign Amann. Love how the sugar on the outside shattered when I bit into it, and I agree with you about excellent sugar/butter ratio. I didn't eat it until the morning, and it was still very fresh.

        1. re: ellenost

          Much as I enjoy having a private conversation with a favorite poster, shouldn't we make our enjoyment of MP public. I can't find this thread updated on the Manhattan board. Meet you anywhere

    2. third time - hazelnut chocolate croissant and the almond croissant. Again perfect butter flakes on the hazelnut chocolate, and a second toast made for a dry touch on the almond croissant as is always the case.
      The place has convinced me

      1. The monkey bread is also quite delicious.

        1. Do not miss the raspberry croissant. I have had it three times now and it is one fine breakfast or tea treat.

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          1. re: wewwew

            Would you say it is better than the Mille-Feuille raspberry almond croissant with the powdered raspberries on top? Because that is one great croissant!

            1. re: kathryn

              Well, it is a different creature. Booth are much to my taste. The MP version is near a small tart, all raspberry no almond. Give a try.