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10 Fine Spots for Macarons in Austin

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Ah, the macaron, that colorful French pastry not to be confused with macaroons, the coconut cookies. Rather, two delicate almond-based meringue cookies are connected with a usually sweet filling. Those wide-ranging flavors go from fruity like strawberry or raspberry, nutty like pistachio, sweet like vanilla, to more inventive like s’mores, peanut butter and jelly, and more.

In honor of Sweets Week, Eater gathered the best places to find macarons in Austin. There are solid offerings from French bakery within Vietnamese restaurant Elizabeth Street Cafe, bakery stalwart La Patisserie, French-inspired restaurant’s dessert offering at Peche, and many others.

Spoil yourself with more baked goods with Austin’s best bakeries. For more macaron fun, check out Eater's Parisian taste test from the famous Ladurée to even McDonald's.

All macarons below are listed in an unranked order. Is your favorite macaron spot missing? Let Eater know through the tipline, comments, or over on the forum.

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La Pâtisserie

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The bakery, now with two locations, was built on French pastries, so it makes sense that macarons are the stars of the show. Flavors range from traditional like vanilla to more inventive, such as caramel apple and cardamom honey orange.

Elizabeth St. Café

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Indulge in the Vietnamese restaurant's French-inspired Boulangerie, dishing out daily macarons like green tea, honey lavender, chocolate mint, and many more.

Mañana Coffee & Juice

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Find seasonal macarons at the South Congress Hotel’s cafe. This leads to the Austin fall appropriate array of spicy pecan, grapefruit prosecco, almond joy, and raspberry rose vanilla.

Walton's Fancy and Staple

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The West 6th Street deli’s counter includes macarons of all varieties, like mixed berries, espresso, and salted caramel, to specials that often-rotating (sometimes with adorable decorations).

Bribery Bakery

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Both locations of the bright bakery come loaded with ingenious macarons, which change regularly.

Boiler Nine Bar + Grill

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Downtown restaurant Boiler Nine stocks macarons from custom-order bakery Wyeth Patisserie.

Péché

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Peche's daily desserts usually include a creme brulee paired with macarons, which changes seasonally. Right now on deck is the chocolate creme brulee with with s'more macarons.

Baked by Amy's

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The popular ice cream shop’s bakery branch features monthly revolving flavors which might sound familiar. This month’s lineup picks include Mexican vanilla, Snickers, caramel apple, and pistachio strawberry.

Sugar Mama's Bakeshop

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Sugar Mama's about more than just cupcakes. The macarons change monthly: October's offerings are Oreo and blackberry peach, which are accompanied by weekly specials.

Baguette et Chocolat

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Of course the French bakery sells amazing macarons.

La Pâtisserie

The bakery, now with two locations, was built on French pastries, so it makes sense that macarons are the stars of the show. Flavors range from traditional like vanilla to more inventive, such as caramel apple and cardamom honey orange.

Elizabeth St. Café

Indulge in the Vietnamese restaurant's French-inspired Boulangerie, dishing out daily macarons like green tea, honey lavender, chocolate mint, and many more.

Mañana Coffee & Juice

Find seasonal macarons at the South Congress Hotel’s cafe. This leads to the Austin fall appropriate array of spicy pecan, grapefruit prosecco, almond joy, and raspberry rose vanilla.

Walton's Fancy and Staple

The West 6th Street deli’s counter includes macarons of all varieties, like mixed berries, espresso, and salted caramel, to specials that often-rotating (sometimes with adorable decorations).

Bribery Bakery

Both locations of the bright bakery come loaded with ingenious macarons, which change regularly.

Boiler Nine Bar + Grill

Downtown restaurant Boiler Nine stocks macarons from custom-order bakery Wyeth Patisserie.

Péché

Peche's daily desserts usually include a creme brulee paired with macarons, which changes seasonally. Right now on deck is the chocolate creme brulee with with s'more macarons.

Baked by Amy's

The popular ice cream shop’s bakery branch features monthly revolving flavors which might sound familiar. This month’s lineup picks include Mexican vanilla, Snickers, caramel apple, and pistachio strawberry.

Sugar Mama's Bakeshop

Sugar Mama's about more than just cupcakes. The macarons change monthly: October's offerings are Oreo and blackberry peach, which are accompanied by weekly specials.

Baguette et Chocolat

Of course the French bakery sells amazing macarons.

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