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The macaron display at Cannelle by Matt Knio in downtown Detroit.
Michelle and Chris Gerard

Where to Find Delicate Macarons in Metro Detroit

Nine spots for dainty, colorful meringue cookie sandwiches

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The macaron display at Cannelle by Matt Knio in downtown Detroit.
| Michelle and Chris Gerard

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.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Canelle by Matt Knio

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45 West Grand River Avenue
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

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474 Peterboro St
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

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100 Erskine St
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 788-7111
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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

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4240 Cass Ave
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

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2756 Evaline St
Hamtramck, MI 48212
(313) 338-8006
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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

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1004 S Military St
Dearborn, MI 48124
(313) 930-1113
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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

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965 N Mill St
Plymouth, MI 48170
(734) 224-9108
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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

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220 W Nine Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 398-8018
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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

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31023 John R Rd
Madison Heights, MI 48071
(248) 246-7200
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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.

1. Canelle by Matt Knio

45 West Grand River Avenue, 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.

45 West Grand River Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226

2. Bangkok 96 Street Food

474 Peterboro St, 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.

474 Peterboro St
Detroit, MI 48201

3. For the Love of Sugar

100 Erskine St, Detroit, MI 48201

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.

100 Erskine St
Detroit, MI 48201

4. Tou & Mai

4240 Cass Ave, 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.

4240 Cass Ave
Detroit, MI 48201

5. Le Detroit Macaron

2756 Evaline St, Hamtramck, MI 48212

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.

2756 Evaline St
Hamtramck, MI 48212

6. Gateaux Patisserie

1004 S Military St, Dearborn, MI 48124

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.

1004 S Military St
Dearborn, MI 48124

7. The Blu Kitchen

965 N Mill St, Plymouth, MI 48170

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.

965 N Mill St
Plymouth, MI 48170

8. Red Hook Cafe

220 W Nine Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220

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.

220 W Nine Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220

9. Natalie's Bakery

31023 John R Rd, Madison Heights, MI 48071

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.

31023 John R Rd
Madison Heights, MI 48071

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