8 Best Places to Get Macarons in Chicago

The tradition of French baking is an illustrious one, and few confections compare to the singularly French treat that is macarons. Made from almonds and characterized by airy meringue and a sweet, delicious filling, some of the best macarons can be found right here in Chicago.

Bittersweet

1114 W Belmont Ave, Chicago IL 60657

Head to Lakeview for a sweet and delightful treat! Get into light, springy flavors with a box of lemon, raspberry, and pistachio macarons; or, try a package of rich, chocolate ones instead.

La Fournette

1547 N Wells St, Chicago IL 60610

Made with almonds from California, the macarons at La Fournette in Chicago come in flavors including bourbon vanilla, raspberry chocolate, mango/passion fruit, and more.

Vanille Patisserie

2108 N Clark St, Chicago IL 60614

Buy your macarons by the piece, by the box, or even as a tower at Vanille. From floral and fruity flavors—like elderflower blackberry or rose— to richer ones like chocolate or caramel, there’s something for everyone here.

Alliance Bakery

1736 W Division St, Chicago IL 60622

This French bakery “with a modern twist” in Chicago sells the best macarons in a variety of packages, making it easy to give these treats as a gift (even if it’s just a gift to yourself). Flavors change with the season, but recent offerings have included hazelnut praline, coconut lime, and balsamic fig.

Maison Parisienne

2564 N Clark St, Chicago IL 60614

Macaron flavors at Maison Parisienne are more traditional, but include all of the classic favorites: salted caramel, pistachio, chocolate, lemon, vanilla, and passion fruit. Stop here for a French café experience, where “the secret ingredient is love.”

Beth’s Little Bake Shop

1814 Central St, Evanston IL 60201

Beth’s macarons come in just about every flavor combination you can think of. Double down on your commitment to French treats with the creme brulée macaron, or remember your favorite bounty-hunting space dad with the Baby Yoda macaron.

La Boulangerie

1945 W Wilson Ave, Chicago IL 60640

3129 W Logan Blvd, Chicago IL 60647

With pastries made in Chicago with flour imported from France, La Boulangerie is committed to authentic French baking done locally. Stop by their Wilson Avenue or Logan Boulevard locations in Chicago to try macarons with flavors like blueberry, lavender, and sea salt caramel.

Southern France Patisserie

1403 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago IL 60613

With French pastry training and roots in Georgia, chef Amanda Tommey Terbush’s patisserie specializes in “French-style pastries served with Southern hospitality.” Order macarons in flavors such as raspberry rose, lavender, and lemon curd.

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