Let’s celebrate Macaron Day! On March 20, bakeries around the world will offer special deals on macarons, often with a charitable component.
It’s easy to see how people can be obsessed with macarons. The petite pastry is a delicate sandwich cookie that seems light as air, boasting beautiful colours and exciting flavours. The treat may hail from France, but we have many macaron masters right here in Vancouver who turn out some absolute gems.
Feed your sweet tooth (and your Instagram feed) at these Vancouver spots offering specials for Macaron Day 2019.
At Soirette, Macaron Day is a day of joy and making wishes come true. Soirette will be celebrating Macaron Day for its eighth straight year in 2019. Once again this year, Soirette is proudly supporting the Make-A-Wish Foundation of BC and Yukon. Purchase a box of six of their assorted macarons for $10 and Soirette will donate 100 per cent of the sales of the first 50 boxes directly to Make-A-Wish. Yes, 100 per cent!
Address: 1433 West Pender St., Vancouver
Photo courtesy Ladurée
Direct from Paris, Ladurée’s delectable macarons are a delight to behold – and eat! For Macaron Day 2019, one dollar from every macaron sold will be donated to BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Address: 1141 Robson St., and 737 Dunsmuir St. (inside Holt Renfrew), Vancouver
Bon Macaron is partnering with the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation again this year. On Macaron Day, for each box of six macarons you purchase, Bon Macaron will give $5 to the BCCHF and customers get two extra macarons and an entry to win two spots for one of their classes. Customers will get one entry for every six macarons that they purchase. What a great way to extend your love of macarons beyond just the day.
Address: 2823 West Broadway and 545-1689 Johnston Street (Granville Island), Vancouver
Photos courtesy Thierry Cafe
Choose from Chef Thierry’s selection of macarons from lychee, vanilla, pink praline, salted caramel and more. Available individually or in gift boxes of 7 or 12 pieces, macarons are offered from $2.50 to $27.85. As in years past, partial proceeds of all macaron sales will benefit St. Paul’s Foundation – a cause near and dear to Chef Thierry’s heart; St. Paul’s changed his life when he was diagnosed with a heart condition known as cardiac hypertrophy. A successful surgery in 2016 turned his health around and has made him eternally thankful for all the care he received from the dedicated team of doctors and nurses.
Address: 1059 Alberni St., Vancouver
For Macaron Day 2019, TWG Tea will again be running special “1 for 1” promo – buy one get one free. Find these tea-infused treats at their Georgia Street salon and boutique, available in beautiful gift boxes of six, 12, or 20 pieces. And to make things sweeter, the deal will be available on all macarons purchased March 20-22, while supplies last.
Address: 1070 West Georgia St., Vancouver