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 Chocolaterie Patisserie Cafe
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
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