Before I start, I am going to say that this is by no means an exhaustive list of the best macarons in Paris. The main reason is that I am not yet diabetic. Also, I do not make them. That out of the way, macarons are freaking delicious when they are done well. Have 2 at a time (better, share 4 with a friend). Try them from the most well known shops and eat them within a few hours after buying them to avoid drying or damage. Get common flavours (to compared between shops) and interesting flavours to open your mind. I have realized that there is a spectrum of density for the shell and the filling that can all be great – it’s personal preference really. The 3 most important aspects for me are:
- Texture of the shell is airy and not dried up
- Flavour is prominent and not artificial
- Macarons are invariably sweet, but there is a balance still. Too sweet then you can’t taste the flavour. Balance please.
Here are a few of the best shops and simple gorgeous. I will add more. Sorry, I can’t take these back to Australia.