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Vancouver's first Macaron Day: Where to get your macarons

March 20th is Vancouver's first Macaron Day! Find out what bakeries will be participating and where you can get free macarons.

Happy Macaron Day! Celebrate Vancouver’s first Macaron Day by whipping up a batch of these delicate Parisian treats or picking up a box at your favourite Vancouver macaron bakery. Many bakeries are taking donations or giving a portion of their macaron proceeds to local charities. Some are even handing out free macarons!

Macaron Day was first started by French pastry chef Pierre Hermes from the Association Relais Dessert. In Paris, this year’s Macaron Day  or Jour du Macaron, supports Autism without Borders.

Where to get Macarons in Vancouver

 

Soirette at 1433 W Pender Street

Soirette is one of the newest macaron bakeries in Vancouver. In just three months it has really made a hit with Vancouverites by satisfying our craving for exotic macarons. Soirette has a variety of unique flavours including lavender, pink peppercorn and caramel fleur de sel.  Receive a free gift with the purchase of 12 macarons ($22). Soirette will have donation box for the Make a Wish Foundation.

French Made Baking 81 Kingsway

For some real French macarons made by a real French couple, check out French Made baking. French Made baking has introduced macaron-crazy Vancouverites to some tasty and interesting flavours including blackcurrant, Earl Gray and pistachio.

For Vancouer’ Macaron Day, French Made Baking will be taking donations for the B.C. Children’s Hospital. Drop by the store to receive a free macaron or try out a viennoiseries, canele, or a madeleine.

Thierry 1059 Alberni Street

Thierry is famous for its decadent chocolates and rich, buttery cookies, but they also make amazing macarons as well. With unique flavours such as gianduja chocolate, lychee and pink praline, one of Thierry’s many, many flavours will surely satisfy your taste buds.

Thierry’s will donate a total of 10 per cent of all its macaron proceeds to Growing Chefs! Chefs for Children’s Urban Agriculture.

Thomas Haas 998 Harbourside Drive, North Vancouver or 2539 West Broadway, Vancouver

Amongst their wild and  intricate cakes, Thomas Haas also makes a variety of macarons which come in creative and delightful flavours including cassis, champagne, kalamansi and mango coconut.

Thomas Haas has not specified whether they are taking part in Vancouver’s Macaron Day, but it’s a great place to pick up some macaron’s nonetheless.

 

 

What’s your favourite place to get macarons? Is there a Vancouver macaron bakery we haven’t listed? Tweet me  @vcyee1088 or @vanobserver and let me know!

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