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(credit: Patricia Parinejad)


Los Angeles is a mecca of sweet treats. Whether you are looking for cupcakes, frozen yogurt or a long standing staple, macarons, every neighborhood in this city has something to cure your sweet tooth. These days, Macarons are all the rage. These colorful French almond cookies are naturally gluten-free and come with buttercream or jam. We’ve scoured the city to find only the best macarons around LA.

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(credit: Tina Rupp)


‘Lette Macarons
9466 Charleville Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 275-0023
www.lettemacarons.com

‘Lette, originally known as “Paulette”, has been in the macaron game since 2007 with their original, adorable shop in Beverly Hills. With their expansion of three additional locations across Los Angeles, they offer the perfect and most delicious flavors for you to choose from such as violet, Madagascar vanilla, rose, coconut, Caribbean chocolate and passion fruit. If you’re not in the mood to taste these great treats in one of their quiet little shops, you can also order the macarons online.

(credit: Whitney Lader)

(credit: Whitney Lader)


Bouchon Bakery
235 N Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 271-9910
www.bouchonbakery.com

Known worldwide, Bouchon Bakery is the place to go to enjoy some macarons along with a cup of coffee. Grab a seat outside in the sun and taste the unique flavors like peanut butter and jelly, salted caramel and Earl Grey, along with chocolate, raspberry and pistachio. Whatever you choose, you can’t go wrong with the flavor(s) you choose. Their macarons come in two sizes: mini or Parisian. The Parisian ones are fairly large, but if you’re in the mood for just a taste, get a few minis and then you can taste them all.

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(credit: Milk)


Milk
7290 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 939-6455
www.themilkshop.com

This Los Angeles dessert shop takes macarons to another level in the form of a macaron ice cream sandwich. You can get ice cream sandwiched between two large macaron cookies in flavors that include thai tea, red velvet, salted caramel, watermelon, cookies and cream, blueberry crumble, grasshopper and lemon curd, to name a few. For only $5.00, you will walk out with a full belly and a full wallet.

(credit: Whitney Lader)

(credit: Whitney Lader)


Lemonade
1661 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 452-6200
www.lemonadela.com

You may wonder why one macaron here is a hefty $4.00. Well, they are the largest macarons you will find anywhere in Los Angeles! Skip the sandwich for lunch and go for the sugar high with their macarons that are pretty much the same size of your sandwich. And, with locations all over Los Angeles, you can get your fix anywhere and anytime. Flavors are seasonal, so there is always something new to try!

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(credit: Bottega Louie)


Bottega Louie
700 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 802-1470
www.bottegalouie.com

With a slew of awards under their belt, this huge gourmet market, patisserie and café in Downtown Los Angeles is a feast for your eyes in addition to your belly. Their macarons and desserts, in general, are as gorgeous as they are delicious. Here, you can get flavors like espresso, strawberry and praline, in addition to the go-to flavors of vanilla, raspberry, and lemon. They are also open late (midnight on Fridays and Saturdays) so you can cure your late night macaron craving.

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(credit: Cynthia L./Yelp)


Little Next Door
8164 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 951-1010
www.thelittledoor.com

Aside from the delicious food, great atmosphere and variety of wine at The Little Next Door, they also offer made-in-house macarons which are simply fantastic. Pastry Chef Romain Drocourt impresses all that enter and are lucky enough to taste these little treats. The Little Next Door features all of the important flavors including rasberry, salted caramel, hazelnut and truffle, pistachio, passion fruit, chocolate and much more which are vibrantly colored. The flavors will amaze you and are definitely worth a try!

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(credit: Nathan T./Yelp)


Jin Patisserie
5741 Buckingham Parkway, Suite D
Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 399-8801
www.jinpatisserie.com

Recently relocated to Culver City, Jin Patisserie is the perfect place to enjoy a cup of tea with your macarons. In their serene patio, enjoy vibrantly colored macarons such as their salted caramel, jasmine, lychee, rose, espresso, raspberry and pistachio.

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(credit: Lawrence L./Yelp)


The Larder At Tavern
11648 San Vicente Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 806-6464
www.tavernla.com

Since it’s inception, The Larder at Tavern has been putting out delicious macarons daily. Suzanne Goin’s restaurant features delicious and different flavors such as peanut butter, pumpkin, pistachio, salted caramel and chocolate. Stop by today!

What are your favorite spots for macaroons in L.A.? Share in the comments below!

Whitney Lader is the founder of hoopLA, a lifestyle blog covering events, food, art, beauty, fashion and deals in Los Angeles. She is also a freelance writer and a graphic designer.
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