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best flavour macaron you have tried and where?

I've tried a few but they seem to be so sweet. What is your favourite flavour and why? For a newbie what would you reccomend? I always get overwhelmed when I got to the pastry shops.

I've tried salted caramel and that seemed to be my favourite so far. Not too sweet but with just the right amount of salt.

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  1. There's a great French bakery near me (north of NYC) that makes terrific macarons. I really loved their raspberry (has a little tartness), and their cassis (black currant). Pistachio is great too - definitely not overwhelmingly sweet.

    Time to pick up more macarons! Thanks for the reminder! :)

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    1. re: Sra. Swanky

      Where north of NYC?

      Financier in Grand Central has a coffee one that's incredible.

      1. re: Rainbowthespian

        in Westchester County - in Mt. Kisco. A place called La Tulipe. They even have pates de fruits! (another guilty pleasure!)

      2. re: Sra. Swanky

        Raspberry sounds delicious. I love fruity/tart flavours. I will be sure to check it out next time I'm in new york

      3. I am incapable of choosing only one....! These are in nyc:
        Laudree- pistachio
        Macaron Parlour- hazelnut
        Bouchon bakery- chocolate (the filling is a dark ganache that is not overly sweet)

        I find some of the fruit flavors have overly sweet fruit jam fillings, so i stick with nut flavors or chocolate/vanilla most of the time

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        1. re: Ttrockwood

          I love anything hazelnut flavoured. Yes i've also noticed jam fillings to be on the sweet side. I will be sure to check macaron parlour

        2. Definitely a huge fan of salted caramel from Sucre in New Orleans.

          1. I love pistachio from just about anywhere.

            1. Pistachio, rose and chestnut are my favorite flavors at Laduree. The Sriracha peanut butter macarons at Macaron Parlour in New York are an interesting non-traditional flavor that actually works well in small bites.