Small, sweet, and melt-in-your mouth good: The French macaron may be petite, but if done well, it can be mighty marvellous.
Let’s celebrate the mini-sized meringue sandwich treat with a look at where to find the best macarons in Vancouver.
Thierry makes their macarons daily, and their range of flavours includes some standouts like Cassis and Maple Pecan.
Address: 1059 Alberni Street, West End
One of Vancouver’s best-known French bakeries, Faubourg has been making macarons for three years. They have a solid lineup of regular flavours, and are in the process of adding new and exiting macaron options to their menu.
Address: 2156 West 41st, Kerrisdale and 769 Hornby Street, Downtown
Phone: 604-266-2156 (Kerrisdale) and 604-267-0769 (Downtown)
Soirette‘s beloved light and airy macarons are available in an array of flavours year-round, with seasonal specials. Look for springtime tastes that honour the season in the city, with macarons like Cherry Blossom and Vancouver Fog.
Address: 1433 West Pender Street
Vancouver’s acclaimed Thomas Haas is a destination for sweets lovers of all stripes, from chocoholics to pastry fans. Haas is also known for his sweet, light macarons, available in a variety of flavours, including their rotating special “Macaron of the Moment.”
Address: 2539 West Broadway, Kitsilano
Bel Café is the more casual spot operated by Chef David Hawksworth, whose own award-winning Hawksworth is also located at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia. This chic, modern café specializes in baked goods, including their delicious macarons. Try the Cookies & Cream one.
Address: 801 West Georgia Street, Downtown
French Made Baking, a Parisian café in Mount Pleasant, is a destination for macaron lovers in Vancouver. Here they make 15 flavours of bite-sized macarons, as well as a few large macarons in exciting flavour combinations, like Rose/Litchi and Salted Caramel/Caramelized Apples.
Address: 81 Kingsway, Mount Pleasant