Like most, macarons have a very special place in my snack loving heart. I will find any reason or no reason at all, to purchase a box of these delicately sweet French sandwich cookies. So of course, during my quick weekend trip… no trip to NYC is complete without a stop at Ladurée! Keep reading to see more photos from my stop at the Madison Ave. location <3
Located at 864 Madison Avenue (there’s a new location 398 West Broadway in SoHo), situated amongst many beautiful high end stores, you can find Ladurée, one of several Fabricant de Douceurs (creators of sweets or bakeries) originating from the original location found in Paris, France.
With beautifully sweet window displays enticing passer-bys to walk in and partake in their pastel coloured confections, resisting is just silly. 🙂 Towers of macarons, beautiful boxes, cakes and tarts… as always I couldn’t just have one.
It doesn’t just stop there, there are candles, perfumes, keychains and other little trinkets that are equally as adorable as their confectionaries and all beautifully packaged.
But of course, the main attraction… their world famous macarons! Ranging in various colours and flavours, Ladurée provides a selection of permanent flavours as well as seasonal ones. I have my usual favourites (coffee, raspberry, and pistachio), and while I could eat an entire box of just those, I had to get my paws on some of the beautiful seasonal flavours!
Here are my beautiful babies (before Brendan and I went halvsies on each flavour while watching Hannibal and Game of Thrones haha). I saw the pastel aquamarine box with the polkadots and knew it was the one. The wonderful woman behind the counter even giggled along with me as we briefly touched on the box’s colour and polkadots matching the Tiffany Ladybug necklace I was wearing (my favourite gift from Brendan) This time around I picked up (from left to right) top row: Pistachio, Salted Caramel, Marie Antoinette (my favourite), Chocolate Coffee, bottom row: Red Fruits, Chocolate Yuzu, Coffee, and Lily of the Valley.
Each one of these were absolutely delightful. The Lily of the Valley was the most intriguing of the flavours… it had a very unique initial flavour from its aftertaste. My favourite from this visit was definitely the Marie Antoinette. Not only was it my favourite colour but the delicious mix of Indian and Chinese black tea, rose, honey and citrus was so perfect. My only regrets were not getting more as well as the limited release Marie Antoinette tea.
What are your favourite macaron flavours?