Macarons {Not Macaroons}


One of the easiest ways to live like a Parisian in Denver is to start eating desserts à la française.

Not to be confused with macaroons, macarons (pronounced like “macaroni” without the “i”) are the chic dessert in France, resembling miniature cookie sandwiches. With a popularity battling that of the cupcake in major American metropolises, boutique bakeries in France each offer their own take on the petite merengue and ganache confectionary.


While Laudrée and Pierre Hermé boast some of the best macarons in Paris, these delightful treats are now available right here in Denver:

D Bar Desserts
1475 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80218

Olive and Finch
1552 E 17th Ave,
Denver, CO 80218

Brasserie Ten Ten
1011 Walnut Street
Boulder, CO 80302

Tee and Cakes
1932 14th Street
Boulder, Colorado 80302

Have you tried a macaron in Denver or in France? What are your favorite French confectionaries? Let me know in the comments!