I really could not decide what to recommend as my Parisian try and buy’. It was such a tough choice but in the end I reckon the macarons from Ladurée win!
They are a must try, not only because they are so delicious; but also because they are delicate, beautiful, retro and soo Parisian. You can get imitation macarons in patisseries all over Paris but none of them compare to their Ladurée competitor.
The delicate pastries are made out of 2 crispy macarons sandwiched together with a ganache filling. In other words they are made out of a concoction of eggs, sugar and almonds and a couple of secret ingredients which are only known to the Ladurée pastry chef. The flavours range from the simple vanilla, chocolate and pistachio ones to the unusual Lily of the Valley and Java Pepper flavours. Every season Ladurée invents a new flavour. If you are in Paris in the next couple of months I strongly suggest you try this season’s creation: Mango Jasmin!
There are several Ladurée locations in which these little treats are sold. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do…
One word: YUM!
so good. I had these in Paris last time I was there and they are to die for. My favorite was the vanilla and the caramel. The shop is soooo pretty too.
They’re my absolute favorite!!! I love, love Laduree!
I was just buying some macarons as a gift yesterday– but check out their site– they have all sorts of cute gift items now too! Great umbrellas, cute totes, even beauty products…yum!
These are beautiful and yummy! And such an enthusiastically received hostess gift. Luckily we can get them in London too!!
These are to die for!!! Sometimes I would drop by the little store near Madeleine and pick up some for snack on my way home! Can’t wait for my next Laduree treat. Thanks for making me drool 🙂
I survived my pregnancy by treating myself to their delicious lemon tart once every 2 weeks! Their macaroons are divine too.