Lifestyle & Culture

Macaron Mania

2940000983270_p0_v17_s260x420Have you seen the cover of the March issue of Martha Stewart Living? All those gorgeous, colorful French macarons to make! Now look around town and you’ll be dazzled by the growing number of  pastry shops offering the little sweeties without involving a flight to Laduree in Paris (okay, there’s a branch in New York too, but c’mon). Plus there are shops that sell very little but macarons. Hats off to Martha for offering a way to get a macaron fix without leaving the house (except to pick up all those ingredients–almond flour, dulce de leche, etc.).  Even those of us who aren’t nuts about the way they taste love the way they look. Question to ask oneself: Does this spell the end of cupcakes, or can’t they all just get along?

Here’s a list of places around town, when the urge hits. If we’ve left out your fave, just put the name and address in the Comment box.

DC Patisserie
H St Corridor (but on-site sales only by appointment)

Macaron Bee
1669 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20007

Olivia Macaron
3222 M Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20007

Patisserie Poupon
1645 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20007

Paul Bakery & Cafe

Penn Quarter:
801 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

Farragut North:
1000 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

Foggy Bottom:
2000 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20006

1078 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20007

Tysons Galleria:
2001 International Drive
McLean, VA 22102

4611 Sangamore Rd.
Bethesda, MD 20816

The Sweet Lobby
404 8th Street SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

Tout de Sweet Pastry Shop
7831 Woodmont Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814

Need more sustenance? See “It’s Not Even Lunch: 10 Spots for a Coffee Break

3 thoughts on “Macaron Mania

  1. Nancy McKeon says:

    Thanks, Shanee–noted!

  2. shanee says:

    …and don’t forget a new favorite, FRESH BAGUETTE, in bethesda on bethesda avenue. great macaroons and
    simply amazing bread!!

  3. Daun Thomas Frankland says:

    Have not read the Martha Steward article so am not sure that the 20 March is Macaron Day in France… samples at the patisserie where macarons are famous! Worth a quick flight from Dulles to Charles de Gaulle! Thank you My little Bird for keeping me informed about what’s going on at home.

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