Although we all wish we could hop on a plane and indulge in some French cuisine on a whim, unfortunately, we live in the real world. However, that doesn't mean you can't hunt down the ultimate French pastry here in North Texas.
Cute little macaron shops seem to be taking the area by storm, so you have more than a few places to choose from when selecting your favorite flavors and atmospheres. Here are some of the local favorites you can visit when your sweet tooth acts up.
5219 W Lovers Ln, Dallas, TX 75209
As soon as you walk into this little pastry shop, you'll love the whimsical feel and immediately want to order a handful of sweet treats. Their macarons are light but full of incredible flavors, and in general, their macarons are a bit cheaper than those of some competitors. In fact, there's even a Groupon available right now, so act quickly and snag one before it's gone.
Haute Sweets Patisserie
10230 E Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX 75238
Every time you enter this sweet shop, you can expect free samples and downright delectable macarons. There are classic flavors like lemon and chocolate, as well as more exciting creations like pistachio and raspberry cotton candy. Whatever kind or color of macaron you're craving, Haute Sweets Patisserie can probably sate your craving.
2963 W 15th St, Plano, TX 75075 -OR- 920 S Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75201
Often heralded as the best macaroon shop in the entire metroplex, Chelles Macarons has perfected the art of creating perfectly light but flavorful treats. If you've ever attempted to whip up a batch of macarons on your own, you know how difficult it can be to achieve the perfect texture. Surprisingly, Chelles Macarons has done it. I bet even a true Parisian would struggle to complain about their delicious samples. Do yourself a favor and try the Fruity Pebbles macaron.
Le Macaron French Pastries
2601 Preston Rd, Frisco, TX 75034
This shop's high-quality ingredients and dedication to authenticity ensure that you're getting a true French experience. Well, as "true" as a French experience can be in North Texas. Although they are a franchise, you can rest assured that each Le Macaron provides the same elegant atmosphere and beautiful array of macaron flavors.
Bisous Bisous Pâtisserie
3700 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204
While meandering around the Uptown area of McKinney, you'll suddenly find yourself in an intimately French setting. Order a coffee and a handful of macarons, then settle in for a relaxing evening in the summer air. Bisous Bisous doesn't just sell macarons, so if you're also in the mood to try a chocolate croissant or a yummy scone, go for it.
119 W Virginia St, McKinney, TX 75069 -OR- 9440 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218 -OR- 2926 Crockett St, Fort Worth, TX 76107
Because macarons are their one and only treat, Savor knows just how to make these flavorful little desserts. Choose from a variety of flavors, including sea salt caramel and vanilla. Just one or two macarons will probably satisfy your sweet tooth since they're as sugary as you can imagine.
Where do you love to purchase your macarons? Leave other suggestions in the comments below!