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Macaron Madness: Shop These 11 Spots For V-Day Treats

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Macarons have been having a moment for awhile now, but Valentine's Day seems like the perfect time to showcase what's happening in our city, macaron-wise. There's no Ladurée shop yet, but we are definitely spoiled for choice in the macaron department. Keep reading for a list of 11 bakeries and shops in the D.C. area where V-Day shoppers can take home a box of cute and colorful pastries. From heart-shaped macarons at Olivia Macaron to macaron-topped cupcakes at The Sweet Lobby, check out where to get a refined sugar overdose after the jump.


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Tout de Sweet

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French pastry shop Tout de Sweet in Bethesda is on the heart-shaped macaron bandwagon for V-Day. Their normal macaron menu features flavors from green apple to mango to rose water, and the pastry shop sells cupcakes too. [Image]

BakeHouse

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In addition to brioche rolls, brownies, truffle tarts, and cookies, French macarons are always on the menu at Logan Circle bakery BakeHouse. [Image]

Macaron Bee

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Fancy flavors of macarons at Macaron Bee include apricot, blood orange, matcha, chocolate yuzu, and pink champagne. P.S. Macaron Bee wrote on Facebook that they are opening a tea room and pastry shop called Lady Camellia on Prospect Street near Booeymonger, with an anticipated Valentine's Day opening. [Image]

Olivia Macaron

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The newish Olivia Macaron off M Street in Georgetown is whipping up heart-shaped macarons in flavors like raspberry rose, champagne, and red velvet this week. D'awww. House flavors at Olivia Macaron include cassis, chocolate, coconut, coffee, salted caramel, pistachio, and lemon. [Image]

PAUL Maison de Qualite

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Want a super-size macaron? French bakery chain PAUL sells large versions in chocolate, pistachio, and raspberry. [Image]

La Colombe Torrefaction

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Here's your chance to try macarons from DC Patisserie with your morning brew. DC Patisserie's Alexandrine DeBianchi of Union Kitchen stocks Blagden Alley's chill-meets-refined new coffee shop with a selection of her French macarons. [Image]

Batter Bowl Bakery

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Looking for a macaron on H Street NE? Head to stylish bake shop Batter Bowl Bakery, which always has a selection of macarons near the chocolate chip cookies and chocolate croissants. [Image]

Bakeshop

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The macarons at Bakeshop are on the irreverent side, with flavors like salty peanut, blackberry noir, and mint cookies n cream. [Image]

The Silver Spork

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For Valentine's Day, DC Patisserie's macarons will also be available at Capital Hill's The Silver Spork in flavors like rose, raspberry, and dark chocolate.

The Sweet Lobby

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Cupcakes topped with macarons are a thing at Capitol Hill's The Sweet Lobby. The shop offers "MacTops" in flavors like strawberry rose, green tea pistachio, and chocolate hazelnut. Find eclairs, shortbread, and madelines here too. [Image]

Buzz Bakery

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At Buzz Bakery shops in Alexandria, Arlington, and Washington, find six macarons conveniently packaged in a "Mac Pac" for $14. Flavors include cassis, pistachio rose, and passion fruit-pink peppercorn. [Image]

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Tout de Sweet

French pastry shop Tout de Sweet in Bethesda is on the heart-shaped macaron bandwagon for V-Day. Their normal macaron menu features flavors from green apple to mango to rose water, and the pastry shop sells cupcakes too. [Image]

BakeHouse

In addition to brioche rolls, brownies, truffle tarts, and cookies, French macarons are always on the menu at Logan Circle bakery BakeHouse. [Image]

Macaron Bee

Fancy flavors of macarons at Macaron Bee include apricot, blood orange, matcha, chocolate yuzu, and pink champagne. P.S. Macaron Bee wrote on Facebook that they are opening a tea room and pastry shop called Lady Camellia on Prospect Street near Booeymonger, with an anticipated Valentine's Day opening. [Image]

Olivia Macaron

The newish Olivia Macaron off M Street in Georgetown is whipping up heart-shaped macarons in flavors like raspberry rose, champagne, and red velvet this week. D'awww. House flavors at Olivia Macaron include cassis, chocolate, coconut, coffee, salted caramel, pistachio, and lemon. [Image]

PAUL Maison de Qualite

Want a super-size macaron? French bakery chain PAUL sells large versions in chocolate, pistachio, and raspberry. [Image]

La Colombe Torrefaction

Here's your chance to try macarons from DC Patisserie with your morning brew. DC Patisserie's Alexandrine DeBianchi of Union Kitchen stocks Blagden Alley's chill-meets-refined new coffee shop with a selection of her French macarons. [Image]

Batter Bowl Bakery

Looking for a macaron on H Street NE? Head to stylish bake shop Batter Bowl Bakery, which always has a selection of macarons near the chocolate chip cookies and chocolate croissants. [Image]

Bakeshop

The macarons at Bakeshop are on the irreverent side, with flavors like salty peanut, blackberry noir, and mint cookies n cream. [Image]

The Silver Spork

For Valentine's Day, DC Patisserie's macarons will also be available at Capital Hill's The Silver Spork in flavors like rose, raspberry, and dark chocolate.

The Sweet Lobby

Cupcakes topped with macarons are a thing at Capitol Hill's The Sweet Lobby. The shop offers "MacTops" in flavors like strawberry rose, green tea pistachio, and chocolate hazelnut. Find eclairs, shortbread, and madelines here too. [Image]

Buzz Bakery

At Buzz Bakery shops in Alexandria, Arlington, and Washington, find six macarons conveniently packaged in a "Mac Pac" for $14. Flavors include cassis, pistachio rose, and passion fruit-pink peppercorn. [Image]