Macarons are a delicacy in the dessert world. The tiny cookies, similar to whoopie pies, are incredibly difficult to make, as the texture and meringue base is hard to achieve. The French desserts are bite-sized and savory, the perfect way to satisfy a sweet tooth. Luckily, there are several places in the Montclair area that offer both single macarons and boxes of them, so sweet tooths can be satisfied in a variety of flavors. Check out our list of where to get a delicious macaron in Essex County below.
Calandra’s Bakery | 244 U.S. Highway 46, Fairfield
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Luciano Calandra founded this bakery in 1962, and his family has operated it ever since. With three locations across the state, Calandra’s has a variety of sweet desserts, including macarons. Flavors vary depending on the day and the location, but all of them function as a sweet finale to the fresh olive oils, sauces, pasta, and wine the bakery makes at its Italian vineyard. Macarons pair well with the family’s coffee line, too.
Eagle Rock Coffee | 202 Bellevue Avenue, Montclair
This cafe offers single macarons or boxes of six. The macarons are gluten-free and imported, authentic Parisian macarons. They are $1.75 per macaron, with flavors including chocolate, raspberry, lemon, pistachio, and vanilla, and boxes of six are $7.99. Online ordering is also available.
Jayce Baudry French Pastry | 17 Church Street, Montclair
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Originally born in France, Chef Baudry worked at some of the best establishments in France and New York before opening his own shop in Montclair. The eatery offers nationwide delivery as well as in-store pickup and local delivery, and macarons come in boxes of twelve. Flavors include salted caramel, lemon, passion fruit, and chocolate, and can be mixed and matched based on taste.
Le French Dad Boulangerie | 10 Church Street, Montclair
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Where could be a better place to get macarons than a French bakery? Le French Dad offers an array of flavors, including lavender, pumpkin spice, rose lychee, and violet cassis. The bakery has dairy-free options, and purchase options include single macarons as well as boxes of six and twelve.
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Mattarello Bakery and Cafe | 254 Bellevue Avenue, Montclair
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A case of twelve, gluten-free macarons is available at this bakery, where flavors include salted caramel, raspberry, vanilla, butter, and pistachio. Local delivery and in-store pickup are available, as well as online ordering. The box retails for $20, and just one hour notice is required prior to pick up.
Sweet Kitchen | 533 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair
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An array of sweet treats are available at this perfectly named bakery. Macarons are $2.10 each and mix well with a variety of other desserts that are available on the menu. Founded in 2000, the eatery is known for chasing bold and unique flavors, which is evident in its changing selection of macarons.