Searching for reasonably priced french macarons in LA area

posted 8 years ago in Los Angeles
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018 - Ritz Carlton, Marina Del Rey

Yum – Paulette macarons are so delicious and gorgeous!  We got some macarons from Vanilla Bake Shop in Santa Monica.  I think they were around the same price as Paulette, though since VBS is smaller, perhaps it’s worth asking whether they’d be willing to give you a volume discount?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Haven’t tried this place yet, but it has great reviews on yelp, I will eventually though since it sounds pretty good.  It’s Euro Pane Bakery in Pasadena. 

Post # 5
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Newbee

Hands down, the best macarons EVER were at Boule.  Long story – we nearly served them at our wedding.  Boule shut down, but if you call Sona catering, they can still make them (if they are willing – they were wiling to for us, but we ended up not serving them after all.)  Price wise, they may be more expensive though than what you are looking for.  But they are THE BEST!

Post # 6
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Busy bee

Not to be super ghetto but have you tried the macarons at Trader Joe’s?  They’re $5 for a dozen and they aren’t quite as delicious as Paulette but they are surprisingly good.  They come frozen though, so I’m not sure how long they can be kept out but it might be worth checking out.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2011

There is a pastry chef from France named Stephane who makes his macaroons locally in LA. He sells them at Whole Foods and also at a restaurant called Cafe du Village on Larchmont. He uses all natural ingredients (no additional sugar or flavoring) and these are the best I’ve had right next to Vanilla Bake Shop. I am not sure how much Stephane’s macaroons cost but he might be able to give you a deal. In order to get in touch with him, I would call Cafe du Village and let them know you would like to place an order (phone number (323) 466-3996). Stephane also sells his macaroons on Larchmont on Sundays right outside the restaurant so you could stop by for a taste test and meet him yourself!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

Ooh, try your local Trader Joe’s. Mine has them 12/$4.99 or something like that… that’s pretty cheap! And they are delicious, not quite bakery good but are still very good!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Heritage Square Museum

Not sure if you’re aware, but Paulette offers a discount when you order in quantity!  I emailed a while back and can’t remember just how much, I think it was around 10%!

 

Mmmmm. Macarons! Yummers

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Porto’s bakery has huge macaroons for .80 cents each.  

They’re on Brand Blvd in Glendale, just south of the 134, or there’s another location in Burbank.

Post # 10
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Helper bee

bumping a rediculously old thread.  anyone know where to get macaroons cheaply in LA?  

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

newbridetobe12345 :  My friend went with the trader joes ones. They are good, super cheap, and easy to find. They’re a little smaller than bakery ones, but still pretty and yummy. If you want the bigger ones, I think Porto’s is probably your best bet. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

newbridetobe12345 :  No clue about la, and they aren’t fresh but trader joe’s are cheap and delicous! I can’t make them for the same price, like 3 dollars a dozen or so.

Post # 13
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Helper bee

MexiPino :  

ajbates :  

 

thanks for the replies ladies!  I bought a box of the trader joes ones last night to sample, but i need light colored ones. And the trader joes box one I bought had a mixed variety. 

 

I called portos and they only carry macaroons seasonally (passionfruit only) from around jan -april. and they are $3.50!! a piece.  

Anyone else have suggestions of bakery’s to try.  I’m trying to get down to $1-$1.50 each 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

newbridetobe12345 :  Walmart has light colored ones in the frozen section; Looka Patisserie is their brand.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

Koreatown Bakeries!!! I don’t know the name of the specific place, but you can find it on yelp! 

I thnk the macarons are $1 each, but they’re fresh, and that’s 1/3 the price of the fancy bakeries. 

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