It’s Macaron Day! Here’s where to eat free sweets today in NYC

Stop in at participating bakeries for gratis goodies this Thursday, March 20, in honor of Macaron Day 2014

Macarons from Vendôme

Macarons from Vendôme Photograph: Jessica Lin

If you're in need of a treat today, strike out in search of participating bakeries throughout New York City that are giving out complimentary macarons in celebration of Macaron Day 2014. More than 20 shops, including Macaron Parlour, FP Patisserie and Bouchon Bakery, are offering one free sweet per customer until 5pm.

A nod to Jour du Macaron in Paris, the annual citywide event presents a delicious opportunity to chow down on the much-adored French confection. To sweeten the deal, a portion of proceeds from any additional macaron purchases will benefit City Harvest, an organization fighting hunger in NYC. Additionally, Francois Payard Bakery and FP Patisserie (both owned by the event's organizer) will sell Macaron Day aprons for $10 each, donating 100 percent of sales to City Harvest.

Visit the event website for more details and to map out your bakery crawl today. Bon appétit!

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