If you’re a connoisseur of the delicious french confection then you’re well aware of the many little bakeries that sell the 2 inch around pretty patty at ridiculously high prices — let this be your guide to mouth watering Macarons are the fraction of the price. Whether you’re into crazy flavors or the palette cleansing classics, bon appetit.
Chantal Guillon Macarons // 437 Hayes St
This Hayes Valley bellwether has been creating, making, and perfecting chic Macarons since the launch of their first store in 2008. Being the “must-have macaron on the west coast,” the haus of Guillon prides themselves with making their sweets with all-natural and organic ingredients for that satisfactory first bite every time. We could sink our teeth into that.
B. Patisserie // 2821 California St
Mixing the elegant styles of French living with the delicious makings of Viennese-style pastries, this open floor kitchen instantly makes you feel apart of the gang. Whether you’re grabbing sweets for one or for the whole office the selection is bountiful and quite possibly overwhelming… In a good way. Make sure though to stop by on the weekends as macarons are only being served then. Now that you’re in the know, go forth and conquer your sweet tooth.
Pretty Please Bakeshop // 291 3rd Ave
Because a macaron tower doesn’t say celebration enough, Pretty Please bakeshop takes the french confection to new heights with their astounding tunnel-cone creation. Great for wedding parties or just because you want a funnel of delish macarons, Pretty Please Bakeshop is a one-stop confection eatery for all things over the top. You’ve been warned and you’re most certainly welcome for your satiated sweettooth.
Fillmore Bakeshop // 1890 Fillmore St
These macaron recipes are all in the family and the way the bakers at Fillmore Bakeshop create their version of a classic macaron will have you wondering how they do it. Marrying the European-style of baking and the new American way of execution, buying boxes upon boxes of their fanciful flavors is a no-brainer. Double up on their Earl Grey best-sellers as these little puppies are immediately sold right out the door.
Miette Cakes // 1 Sausalito Ferry Bldg #10
Began as a little dream in 2001 serving the farmer’s markets in Berkeley — Meg, owner and founder of Miette Cakes, brought her many years of baking tradition to the Bay Area with a cute and romantic twist. Serving lines of hungry locals daily, this chic confection spot whips up the most artisan treats this side of the bay. Get in line early however or your selection might be gone before you reach the cash register.