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Australia's Top 8 Macaron Shops

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International Macaron Day otherwise known as “Le Jour du Macaron” invites one and all to celebrate the art and flavour of delicate sweets at their finest. If you’ve been living under a rock for the past five years, a macaron is essentially a “French sandwich” that consists of two layers of a meringue based cookie complete with ganache and all things sweet. Such a celebration is set to take place on 20th March across America, Europe and even Australia! As a result Alluxia has devoured countless macarons to comprise a golden list of Australia’s top 8 macaron distributers.

Adriano Zumbo, Sydney & Melbourne

The Dessert King of Australia’s patisseries are innovative concoctions that will tantalise your taste buds. This self-confessed chocolate addict has created an empire based upon elaborate and groundbreaking flavours such as banana and balsamic vinegar, toasted marshmallow and blueberry pancake. We’d recommend “Zumbarons” 12 pack to ensure you don’t miss out on this variety of “Willy Wonka” flavours.

Marché du Macaron, Brisbane

In need of a macaron fix? Indulge in Marché du Macaron’s list of traditional yet enchanting flavours! Sugared-up locals worship Trish and her team’s café mocha and chocolate orange macarons. Alluxia applauds Marché for their revolutionary macaron lollypops and their sensational seasonal flavours. Now with two locations, Ashgrove and Gordon Park.

La Belle Miette, Melbourne  

La Belle Miette meaning “beautiful crumb” is Melbourne’s ultimate patisserie specialising in the art of the parfait macaron. Owners, Maylynn and Hugh have uncovered the secrets of this beloved morsel in Paris itself! Maylynn’s ability to source rare and distinct parfum is a skill that distinguishes La Belle Miette’s macarons as their Moet et Chandon, pistachio and rose flavours are exquisite.  

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Cakes by Judy C

While Judy is known for her exquisite celebration cakes, she also makes a macaron that's as light as air. With a coffee bar at the Ashgrove store, it's the perfect pit stop for a sweet treat.

LuxBite, Melbourne

An “edible box of jewels” best describes LuxBite’s glorious collection of macarons. This Malaysian/Australian patisserie fuses its cultural flare with France’s traditional techniques to effectively deliver mouthwatering bites of goodness. LuxBites flavours vary from lemon and ginger to rose and lychee, a unique combination of East meets West.

Sweet Envy, Hobart

An institution in Hobart, Sweet Envy owners Alistair and Teena wanted to design a concept involving all of their experiences along their travels to produce Sweet Envy. Alistair is a classically trained pastry chef and has worked with the likes of Gordon Ramsay in New York and his passion is crafting beautiful sweets. Head to North Hobart for a superb sugar rush!

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Chouquette, Brisbane

Savour the perfection of a crisp yet chewy macaron at Chouquette in Brisbane’s Southside. Absolute authenticity drives this boulangerie, as a result French enthusiast’s line up to get their hands on Chouquette’s divine assortment of macarons, éclairs and petit fours. It’s an oh so French experience!

MakMak, Sydney

MakMak’s smoked vanilla and pecan praline macaron captivated Alluxia, a little love at first sight. An added bonus is that their handmade goodies are completely 100% gluten free. We’d also encourage you to taste test their hot cross macaron (limited edition), a masterpiece of hot cross bun flavours filled with a rum and raisin buttercream. A perfect Easter treat!

We've also discovered some fab online macaron artists online, such as Macarons by Monika with pick up and delivery options from Brisbane.

Why not work your way through our heavenly list of 8 and check out Alluxia’s luxurious selection of accommodation. We also have to ask, any of the 8 a favourite of yours? Have we missed a hidden gem? Let us know! 

Image credit: Laduree, Luxbite, MakMak
Updated 14 July 2018

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