The top 15 places to celebrate Macaron Day in Toronto
Macaron Day is coming up on Friday, March 20 in Toronto and this year there are over a dozen patisseries, confection shops and cafes participating. Stop in for a free macaron (unless otherwise noted) while quantities last at the following sweet shops.
Note well, most of the participating shops will also donate 25% of sales for the day (or more) to the Red Door Family Shelter or another charity of their choice.
Here is where to celebrate Macaron Day in Toronto.
The free flavour on offer at this patisserie on Avenue Rd. is being kept a secret until the day of. Expect a Japanese-inspired feature as well as nine traditional offerings for sale including chocolate, caramel sea salt, and pistachio.
Six original flavours including chocolate, caramel, passion fruit, lemon, raspberry, and coffee will be on offer for free from this patisserie on Jane. Expect to find inventive varieties for sale too, including casis, yuzu lemon, poire William, and coconut.
Patricia's Cake Creations
This bakeshop and cafe on Dundas West in Etobicoke will be serving up free chocolate mint and cinnamon bun flavoured macarons, and will have about thirteen additional flavours available for sale.
The sweet boutique in Yorkville will have a choice of chocolate, salted caramel and vanilla available for free, plus nine additional flavours for purchase.
Expect to find over 25 macaron flavours for sale at this Etobicoke confection shop on The Queensway. On offer for free will be blackberry white chocolate, cotton candy, and lemon poppy seed macarons.
Lime is the free macaron flavour on offer at this French patisserie on Bayview. Another 13 macarons will be available for sale in support of a good cause.
Daniel et Daniel
The Cabbagetown retail outlet will have about a half dozen flavours to pluck a freebie from. Expect choices to include raspberry, Earl Grey and chestnut.
Bobbette & Belle
This fanciful pastry shop with locations in Midtown and in Leslieville will offer a choice from about a dozen assorted flavours on offer - expect selections like salted caramel, raspberry, and pistachio.
The bakery cafe in Rosedale is offering a free selection from their usual assortment of flavours including raspberry, blueberry, lavender, lemon, cookies and cream, and pistachio macarons.
The Rolling Pin
The bakeshop on Yonge at Lawrence is really embracing the day and offering a multitude of creative flavours. Enjoy your choice of free PB&J, Bounty bar (choco-coconut), strawberry balsamic, and Nutella banana, or purchase the special S'mores macaron featuring a house-made marshmallow torched to order - a limited edition on sale for a good cause.
Aren't We Sweet
The candy shop in St. Lawrence market is offering a choose of any of the 13 flavours on hand. Select from a standard assortment including dark chocolate, mango, raspberry caramel, coffee, rose, and pistachio
The bakery on Lake Shore Blvd. plans to put out a rainbow of macaron colours and flavours. Choose from seven varieties available including the feature flavour, a chocolate black forest macaron with cherry cream.
This sweet shop on Dundas near Trinity Bellwoods is whipping up special flavours for the occasion, they'll be giving out cherry chocolate and salted caramel macarons.
Celebrating Jour du Macaron, Nadege isn't offering any freebies, but will donate 50% of macaron proceeds to the Sick Kids Foundation. Look forward to a blueberry vanilla flavour in the hospital's signature blue, as well as, 23 other flavours including rare and interesting selections like Camembert and Guinness.
Locations in North York and in Richmond Hill are both participating in Macaron Day, offering free flavours like fleur de sel caramel, blueberry lemon, vanilla, green tea sesame, and wasabi grapefruit along with their usual roster of 20 or so varieties for sale.
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