Tasty Thursdays: French Macarons

You can’t have missed these small, colorful cookies. French macarons are crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside, and an absolute delight. Just perfect for this week’s Tasty Thursdays!

It all started when a fellow coworker was gifted macarons on her birthday, and she shared it with us. Since then, my friend Kara and I have been on a hunt for the best macarons ever. The search has spanned the Seattle area, but it has also involved the LA area, where Kara often spends her weekends.

A macaron is basically a cookie composed of a meringue-based crunchy rounded top and bottom, with a ruffled soft filling. It comes in a variety of flavors. Laduree is a famous (and expensive) French bakery that has popularized this delicious confection.

In the Seattle area, The French Bakery in Bellevue has some pretty delicious fare, for a great price. We’ve talked about them here before–their almond croissant is also to die for.

Alice crepe from The French Bakery, with blurry almond croissant and macarons in the background.

I don’t have a photo but Lady Yum had the macarons that started this whole obsession. If you’re on the north side, you’re in luck! Find her in Kirkland.

For those further south, Krystel’s Confections are a great option. Seafood City at Southcenter Mall in Tukwila and Ma Boulangerie in Federal Way both stock Krystel’s awesome macarons. I’d go for the Ma Boulangerie location, because the Seafood City ones might not be as fresh (they’re in the refrigerated section near the vegetables).

In Irvine, California, check out Honey and Butter for their adorable “character” macarons. It’s a deviation from the classic, but worth trying, and the taste is just as good as all the rest.


If you’ve got a sweet tooth, macarons can definitely rock your world. Make sure to get smaller amounts though, or find someone to share with… because I can assure you, it’s very difficult to stop yourself from eating all of it at once…

Hope you guys are eating well this week. See you on the next Tasty Thursdays!


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