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Where to Get a Free Macaron This NYC Macaron Day

By Yoojin Hahn | March 18, 2015 1:49pm
 The 6th Annual Macaron Day NYC, an event that celebrates macarons while raising money to fight hunger, will take place this Friday, March 20th.
The 6th Annual Macaron Day NYC, an event that celebrates macarons while raising money to fight hunger, will take place this Friday, March 20th.
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NEW YORK CITY – Welcome spring with a macaron. Or maybe five.

Fifteen bakeries across the city will be giving out one free macaron per customer this Friday as part of the 6th Annual Macaron Day NYC — with flavors ranging from violet to Thai iced tea to Remy Martin Cognac.

Between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., tell the participating bakeries that you are there for Macaron Day, and you can taste the Parisian cookie for free.

Started by chef François Payard in 2010, NYC Macaron Day draws its inspiration from Jour du Macaron in Paris, an event that too promotes the delicious French pastry.

However, if one macaron is not enough to satisfy your sweet tooth, feel free to indulge in more — in addition to celebrating macarons, NYC Macaron Day aims to raise money for City Harvest, an organization that fights hunger. A portion of proceeds from additional macarons that customers buy will be used to rescue 1.4 million New Yorkers facing hunger.

Below are the fifteen bakeries where you can get your macarons, as well as their macaron offerings:

Bisous, Ciao. Macarons

101 Stanton Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 260-3463

235 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012
(212) 675-6366


Bouchon Bakery

Bouchon Bakery at Time Warner Center
Ten Columbus Circle, Third Floor
New York, NY 10019
(212) 823-9366

Bouchon Bakery at Rockefeller Center
One Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10020
(212) 782-3890


Chantilly Patisserie

Macaron offerings: Funfetti with vanilla cream

135 Parkway Road
Bronxville, NY 10708
(914) 771-9400


Eclair Bakery

Macaron offerings: Chocolate, cinnamon with white chocolate ganache, coffee, passion fruit, pistachio, rose, salted caramel, vanilla

305 East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022
(212) 759-2253


Epicerie Boulud

Macaron offerings: All regular flavors

1900 Broadway
New York, NY 10023
(212) 595-9606

At the Plaza Food Hall                                                                                                                              

11 W 59th St
New York, NY 10019
(212) 794-2825



Francois Payard Bakery

Macaron offerings: Mint Chocolate

210 Murray Street
New York, NY 10282
(212) 566-8300

116 West Houston Street
New York, 10012
(212) 995-0888

1775 Broadway at 58th St
New York, 10019



FP Patisserie

Macaron offerings: Mint Chocolate

At the Plaza Food Hall                                                                                                                              

1 1 W 59th St
New York, NY 10019
(212) 759-1600

1293 Third Ave at 74th St
New York, NY 10021



Macaron Café

Macaron offerings: All regular flavors

161 West 36th Street
New York, NY 10018
(212) 564-3525

625 Madison Ave
New York, 10022

750 Third Avenue
New York, 10017

303 Greenwich Street
New York, 10013
(212) 343 2570



Macaron Parlour

111 St. Marks Place
New York, NY 10009
(347) 387-9169

560 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10024
(212)- 799-9169



Mad-Mac “The Authentic French Macarons”

At  Bernardaud

499 Park Avenue at 59th Street
New York, NY 10022
(973) 225-0930



Mille-Feuille Bakery

Macaron offerings: Remi Martin Cognac

552 Laguardia Place
New York, NY 10012
(646) 626-6472

2175 Broadway
New York, NY 10024
(212) 362-6261



Spot Dessert Bar/Shoppe

Macaron offerings: Thai Iced Tea

5 St. Marks Place
New York, NY 10003
(212) 673 6745



Sugar and Plumm

377 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10024
(212) 787-8778

767 Fifth Avenue (at FAO Schwarz)
New York, NY 10022
(212) 644 9400 (Please note this store is in FAO Schwarz)

257 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10014
(212) 388-5757



Todd English Food Hall at the Plaza

Macaron offerings: Mint Chocolate

At the Plaza Food Hall                                                                                                                              

1 1 W 59th St
New York, NY 10019
(212) 986 9260




Macaron offerings: Violet

548 Driggs Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 384-4410

Port Authority
625 8th Avenue
New York 10018
(888) 599-1255

87 Prince Street
New York 10012  

379 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10016
(888) 599-1255