A perfect sunny start to spring was accompanied with a sugar high. Macaron day in its simplest terms means a free macaron just for walking in the door of 20 locations across the city. On my walk to work I made it to seven of the locations. This is one of the many reasons NYC is one of a kind. Conclusion I still do not get the macaron craze although I did have opinions.
Stop #1 Bouchon Bakery- Nutella
Worst of the bunch. Great chocolate flavor, but was too chewy.
Stop #2 Francois Payard Bakery- Vanilla
I fortunately had a choice here and went for the treat in its most basic flavors. Nothing to write home about.
Stop#3 FP Patisserie- Pistachio
It was my first time entering the Todd English food hall and I would like to return for more, but not crazy about the bright green food coloring in the macaron.
Stop #4 Macaron Cafe 1 Passionfruit
I just asked what they recommended because they had the most flavors to choose from by far. It was a bit odd but good.
Stop #5 Mad Mac- Apricot
Disappointed by the famous chef Florian Bellanger’s shop as it was a little bite size macaron and the filling was literally jelly. Maybe that is what he was going for.
Stop #6 Eclair Bakery- Pistachio
This was the best of the bunch. I forgot to take a snapshot of this one, but it was the best texturally. I would have liked to try some of the other treats and croissants if I ever find myself in the neighborhood again.
Stop #7 Macaron Cafe 2- Earl Grey
It was approaching lunch hour and this was the only time there was a line outside the door. It was also such a bad macaron I had to throw it out after two bites and dying my lips purple because of all of the artificial colors.