There’s a reason why macarons seem to be popping up everywhere. The elegant French meringue sandwich cookies are often vibrantly hued and frequently decorated with cute designs, making them appealing to the eye and the Instagram feed. They’re also generally speaking gluten-free and relatively small, making it easy to sample a few different flavors at once. Whether the day calls for a macaron with Lebanese ashta cream, a large-format pistachio macaron, or macaron ice cream sandwich, here’s where to seek out colorful cookies across metro Detroit.Read More
Where to Find Delicate Macarons in Metro Detroit
Nine spots for dainty, colorful meringue cookie sandwiches
1. Canelle by Matt Knio
Detroit, MI 48226
French pastry emporium Cannelle by Matt Knio features all the essentials from loaves of fresh bread to eclairs as well as a stunning selection of dainty macarons. The multi-colored meringue cookies here come in flavors such as passion fruit, lemon, coffee, and chocolate as well as large-format pistachio macarons sandwiched with raspberries.
2. Bangkok 96 Street Food
Detroit, MI 48201
Chef Genevieve Vang spent time in France before relocating to Michigan and during her time there picked up a taste for desserts including macarons. At Bangkok 96 Street Food inside the Detroit Shipping Company, they come infused with flavors like mango, coconut, and lychee.
3. For the Love of Sugar
Owner Manal Hussein’s elegant dessert bar and cafe serves cakes by-the-slice, coffee, tea, and a dizzying selection of French macarons in flavors such as Lebanese ashta cream, lavender-honey, Nutella, and Fruity Pebbles. The shop even bakes designer cakes crowned with macarons.
4. Tou & Mai
Detroit, MI 48201
This Asian mini mart and dessert cafe popped up in Cass Corridor in 2017 with an assortment of sweet treats and boba teas. The shop, which adjoins Go! Sy Thai, offers a variety of flavors ranging from matcha and red bean to taro to coconut. As a bonus, they often feature cute hand-drawn decorations like Hello Kitty faces.
5. Le Detroit Macaron
This Parisian-inspired Hamtramck shop features a wide assortment of macarons with a good ratio of cookie to filling. LDM keeps a options like vibrant blue Oreo cheesecake macarons, Fruity Pebbles, and rose-cardamom on rotation and cycles through options like chocolate-dipped strawberry and salted caramel regularly. Pair them with a cup of coffee.
6. Gateaux Patisserie
This opulent patisserie and tea shop in West Dearborn features all manner of stunning French treats including macarons and their bigger, raspberry-adorned cousin ispahan. Choose from options like orange blossom, pistachio, and chocolate.
7. The Blu Kitchen
This small, weekends-only bakery in Plymouth specializes in macarons with creative flavors like Boston Cooler, creme brulee, and vanilla cotton candy. The Blu Kitchen also occasionally features macaron ice cream sandwiches — with an extra thick ring of ice cream.
8. Red Hook Cafe
The Red Hook has one of the best pastry selections around to accompany its coffee and always keeps a row of clear jars stuffed macarons on hand. Expect flavors like strawberry-chocolate, pistachio, and honey lavender among the sandwich cookie options.
9. Natalie's Bakery
This European bakery in Madison Heights makes a colorful selection of macarons. Customers can count on fruit flavors like raspberry and passion fruit alongside pistachio cookies, rose water, mocha, and even oreo.