Located in Chelsea, this high-end bakery may perpetuate the tastiest macarons in New York City. They use the finest ingredients in their wide selection of macarons and traditional french pastries. It’s like stepping into a Parisian patisserie. The window display and their pastry counter provides an eye-popping arrangement of their freshly made, delicate macarons, pastries, and new for the season, their macaron logs to get you into the holiday spirit. What draws me into this boutique bakery this time is not only the top-notch quality of their first-class desserts, but also their consistent kind and genuine customer service.
Their macarons are made fresh on the premises daily and you can tell instantly when you delve into one of these carefully crafted macarons that will have you swooning in ripples of tantalizing flavor. I bet if I lived nearby, I would be in here almost everyday!
I brought home the following flavors: lemon caramel, pumpkin, fleur de sel caramel, Tahitian vanilla, and a seasonal flavor (will update with the exact name). Each bite, each morsel, is like a little bite of heaven. My all-time favorite flavor is the Tahitian vanilla, but it is a tough decision as a I really adore all of the flavors. The flavors I least prefer in general are the pistachio, and rose; however, I am not in anyway saying these are not delectable, it is just my taste preference. Indulge in a rainbow of flavors that are at your fingerprints (just through the glass display window), including raspberry, chocolate, cassis, fig & port wine, and almond, the the number of flavors featured here are abundant and they introduce seasonally flavored macarons.
If you have the time to stay for a little while, I encourage to take a seat in one of their cozy chairs in their charming, dimly lit dining area, and have an almond croissant and a café au lait. This place is undeniably French, and is one of the few places in New York City where you feel you have stepped right into a side street Parisian café.
Each individual macaron costs $2.75, a lavender (as pictured) box of 14 is $39, and a box of 28 is $77. It is very pricey of course and is a luxury dessert purchase no doubt about that, but it is well worth it, especially if you only come here two to three times a year like I do.
La Maison du Macaron delivers to addresses in the Manhattan area only. They are open seven days a week, Monday-Friday from 7am-9pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 8am-9pm. For more information, please visit their website at http://www.nymacaron.com