Macaron Mania in Los Angeles !

Macaron Mania in L.A!

A macaron is much more than an almond cookie! It is a melt in your mouth sensual experience which comes to us originally from our Italian neighbors… I think Catherine de’ Medici  brought them over to France… In Italy, macarons still exist in the form of amaretti, small almond cookies made from almonds, sugar and egg whites.


Eventually the macaron became a meringue– macarons or almond-flavored meringue common in France in the first few decades of the 20th century.

It wasn’t until the early 1930′s that the “macaron” took on  a Parisian flair as it known today when an enterprising young baker called Pierre Desfontaines, an employee of the legendary Ladurée maison founded in 1862-  bake shop and tea salon, thought of creating two macarons with a sweet almond ganache cream filling in between.

Ladurée  opened its door in Los Angeles in 2017 at the Grove and Beverly Hills!!! 


( Find out more about  macaron history here)

laduree macarons

These mouth-watering creations replicated all over the world  are of course found in Los Angeles. They come in a variety of traditional and more exotic flavors ( lavender, green tea …) with a yummy  creamy ganache emulsion nestled in between two light meringue cookies. Here are some other  favorite L.A macarons … go ahead and sinfully indulge… cause you won’t be able to have just one!

Les Macarons Duverger


Les Macarons chez Bouchon Bakery

Macarons Bouchon

Les Macarons chez Lette Bakery
Lette Macarons
Don’t forget les Macarons chez Bogetta Louie (  petite touche franco-italienne!)
Macaron Bottega Louie
 Who can resist strawberry champagne macarons at  Napoleon’s Macarons, in Glendale at AmericanaNapoleon Macarons
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Where is your favorite macaron hang-out in LA?  Share it with us so we can add it to the list.
A vos macarons!

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