My little guys are big fans of macarons and every time we walk into a bakery that sells them, it feels like it could be Macaron Day, but I didn’t realize that Macaron Day is actually a thing until I was buying some pastries at Le Panier this morning and saw their gorgeous new stickers and posters for Macaron Day this March 20th, 2015. It is a day started by an awesome macaron maker from France named Pierre Herme (whose macarons, my guys have tried when we were in Tokyo and randomly found his shop.) to give back to charities around the world. On the 20th it is also Daffodil Day in the Pike Place Market so it’s a great day to be there enjoying sweet treats and celebrating spring.
If you miss macaron day, it is not a problem in Seattle because there are so many bakeries making them you can find a new macaron shop almost every day. We have a bunch of favorite places where we like to get them too! Although Le Panier is definitely where we get them the most (we love the passionfruit), we also like to stop at Honore bakery in Ballard,
we like the Birthday Cake ones from the Yellow Leaf cupcakes, my friend Jamie introduce me to the delicious ones from Lady Yum in Kirkland, and we often get them from Fresh Flours near Woodland Park Zoo. I just noticed on my last stop into Fuji Bakery that they been making them too and my guys thought they were pretty yummy and didn’t offer to share with me! (Fuji Bakery also started making beautiful birthday cakes at the Interbay location and I’m really excited to try one for our next celebration)
So there is no shortage of macaron options in Seattle, and I hope that whatever day you do decide to celebrate the day, you relish in it and I’d love to hear what flavor is your favorite. (Mine is usually some form of Earl Grey or passionfruit.)
(PS. I just heard that the Paris Grocery at the bottom of the Pike Place Market will be handing out FREE macarons from Luv Macarons from 11-1pm on March 20th, 2015 to celebrate too! Even more of a reason to stop by the market, right?)