The tradition of French baking is an illustrious one, and few confections compare to the singularly French treat that is macarons. Made from almonds and characterized by airy meringue and a sweet, delicious filling, some of the best examples of these tasty creations are found right here in Chicago.
1114 W Belmont Ave, Chicago IL 60657
Head to Lakeview for a sweet and delightful treat! Get into light, springy flavors with a box of lemon, raspberry, and pistachio macarons; or, try a package of rich, chocolate ones instead.
1547 N Wells St, Chicago IL 60610
Made with almonds from California, these meringue cookies at La Fournette come in flavors including bourbon vanilla, raspberry chocolate, mango/passion fruit, and more.
2108 N Clark St, Chicago IL 60614
Buy your macarons by the piece, by the box, or even as a tower at Vanille. From floral and fruity flavors—like elderflower blackberry or rose— to richer ones like chocolate or caramel, there’s something for everyone here.
1736 W Division St, Chicago IL 60622
The French bakery “with a modern twist” sells macarons in a variety of packages, making it easy to give these treats as a gift (even if it’s just a gift to yourself). Flavors change with the season, but recent offerings have included hazelnut praline, coconut lime, and balsamic fig.
2564 N Clark St, Chicago IL 60614
Macaron flavors at Maison Parisienne are more traditional, but include all of the classic favorites: salted caramel, pistachio, chocolate, lemon, vanilla, and passion fruit. Stop here for a French café experience, where “the secret ingredient is love.”
1814 Central St, Evanston IL 60201
Beth’s macarons come in just about every flavor combination you can think of. Double down on your commitment to French treats with the creme brulée macaron, or remember your favorite bounty-hunting space dad with the Baby Yoda macaron.
1945 W Wilson Ave, Chicago IL 60640
3129 W Logan Blvd, Chicago IL 60647
With pastries made in Chicago with flour imported from France, La Boulangerie is committed to authentic French baking done locally. Stop by their Wilson Avenue or Logan Boulevard locations to try macarons with flavors like blueberry, lavender, and sea salt caramel.
1403 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago IL 60613
With French pastry training and roots in Georgia, chef Amanda Tommey Terbush’s patisserie specializes in “French-style pastries served with Southern hospitality.” Available flavors change regularly, but recent selections have included raspberry rose, lavender, and lemon curd.
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