Macaroons make me so happy. I literally walk into a cafe and squeal. I love seeing all the colors and taste all the flavors. I have written about the macaroons from Laduree (here and here). I stumbled upon La Maison du Macaron when I was walking West on 23rd street in Chelsea. It’s a cute unassuming cafe that’s sandwiched between a vintage clothing store and a hair salon. I stood at the counter for literally 15 minutes trying to decide what to get. Do I choose based on color or flavor? I ended up choosing fig/port wine and mango/coconut. I’m guilty of choosing things based on how they look like the fig/port wine macaroon. It was purple with gold powder on top. It was really good too, you could really taste the fig in it. The mango/coconut was refreshing like a palate cleanser. The cafe has a couple of couches and tables in the back where you can enjoy your treats. It definitely brought me back to Paris.
132 W 23rd Street
Between Ave of Americas & 7th Ave.