March 20 is Macaron Day, and Vancouver is ready to celebrate the delicate confection.
“Le Jour du Macaron” was started in 2005 in Paris by pastry chef Pierre Hermé, and the tradition continues on around the world.
In Vancouver, several cafés and bakeries specializing in macarons are having special events in honour of Macaron Day, many of which include a charitable component. Here is how you can celebrate Macaron Day 2017 in the city, and eat beautiful, delicious macarons for a cause.
Vancouver’s celebrated decadent destination, Thierry Cafe, will be offering a special dark chocolate dipped strawberry and cream macaron on March 20. They’re $3 apiece with 10% of all macaron sales benefitting St. Paul’s Hospital. Macarons will be available starting at 10 am. Additional macaron flavours can be found online.
Address: 1059 Alberni Street, Vancouver
For the third year in a row, Faubourg Paris will be celebrating the international Macaron Day on March 20. The trio of charming boulangeries-pâtisseries will offer its signature macarons for just $1.50 and donate 100% of gross proceeds to a charity society. The objective this year is to sell 10,000 macarons again, which would result in a $15,000 donation. Be warned, last year Faubourg was sold out by 2:30 pm.
For Macaron Day, Bon Macaron will be giving away two free macarons with every 6-pack purchased. The really special part of Bon Macaron’s promo is that the customer gets to pick the cause. $5 from every 6-pack sold will go to the charity of your choice. Buy more, and, of course, your favourite organization gets more.
For its sixth straight year, Soirette will be celebrating Macaron Day. On Sunday March 20, Soirette will be supporting the Make-A-Wish Foundation of BC and Yukon by giving away a free macaron for a suggested donation, and giving all donations and a portion of the day’s macaron sales to the foundation. The promotion is available while quantities last.
Address: 1433 West Pender Street, Vancouver
To celebrate Macaron Day 2017, Butter Baked Goods will have some special flavours available: Nanaimo Bar and Apricot Pistachio. 100% of the proceeds from those flavours will go to The Vancouver Hospice Society.
Address: 4907 Mackenzie Street, Vancouver
To celebrate Macaron Day 2017, local online bakery EastVanSweets will be offering a limited supply promo package which include Thai tea, Creamsicle , and a special unicorn macaron with a surprise flavour. They will donate 50% of their sales to BC Breast Cancer Foundation. Orders can be made at [email protected] or by phone 604-564-1200.
Because March 20 falls on a Monday, French Made Baking is getting the party started a day early, on March 19. A donation jar will be available at their Mount Pleasant café and 30% of all the sales of macarons will be donated to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. There will be over a dozen flavours of regular macarons, assorted of 3” macarons cakes, as well as a selection of their super cute animal-shaped macarons (teddy bear, panda, unicorn, and Hello Kitty). A limited quantity of chocolate-coconut vegan macarons will also be available.
Address: 81 Kingsway, Vancouver