The beloved Paris chain fast became an obsession for Angelenos, and fortunately, you can find its vibrant, classic and gourmet macarons all over—in Mid-City at the Grove; in Beverly Hills; and in Glendale at the Americana at Brand, specifically—offering a retail case to purchase classic flavors and, at those first two locations, a small café for those who want an elegant tea party or a full meal. Ladurée has been baking up macarons since 1862 and might be the world's best-known name (and packaging) in the game. That doesn't mean they're stodgy; in addition to classics, the brand keeps evolving with new flavors and even vegan options. Look for seasonal specials and boxes that somehow make the macarons even more adorable—which is a pretty phenomenal feat, if we’re being honest.
We all have a food indulgence—for some of us, it’s tacos at 2am; for others, it’s stoner food galore. But for the sweet toothed among us who want more than just a piece of candy from a chocolate shop, French macarons are an especially decadent and delicate treat.
Whether you have an obsession with the almond-flour cookies’ cute look, want to feel like you’re in Paris for a day, or just need to make your Instagram followers jealous, a colorful French macaron from one of these bakeries should do the trick.