Macaron Vs. Macaroon: Do YOU know the difference?

Macaron Vs Macaroon

Are you confused?

Although commonly misinterpreted, "Macaroons" are not the same as "Macarons" (pronounced 'mack-ah-ron'), the actual name of these colorful cookies!

Macaroons (pictured on the right) refer to a coconut based pastry that's made with coconut, egg whites, and sugar. Sometimes dipped in chocolate known as 'congolais' in France! They’re frequently served during Passover, due to it not containing any flour.

Macarons (pictured on the left) are the colorful & trendy, meringue-based French cookie made with almond flour, egg whites, and sugar then filled with a buttercream, ganache, or jam filling to add a soft, tasteful center in between the airy cookies. These wonderful pastries are not only unbelievably satisfying to eat but also to look at! Whether as a snack, pairing with tea, or as a wedding/party favor or dessert, these french cookies are a sure smile maker.

The Verdict

So, although commonly mistaken for one another the two pastries are vastly different! Besides the spelling & pronunciation of the two, they don’t share too much in common. Flavor, texture, and overall look are worlds apart! So now that you know the difference you can share this with friends, family, & other pastry connoisseurs to let them know too.

The popularity of these amazing little pastries has risen in the recent years. Popular locations to get them are NYC, Canada, or better yet France! People such as you and I, travel many miles to get Macarons from their favorite cafe/bakery due to the fine line between good & GREAT Macarons. Long Island does not have many Macaron cafes or bakeries that specialize in these cookies, due to this fact it is quite difficult to locate freshly made, quality Macarons at a fair price.

"The name comes from the Italian word maccarone or maccherone meaning "paste", referring to the original almond paste ingredient; this word itself derives from ammaccare, meaning 'to crush'"

These confections require an incredible amount of patience, diligence, and practice to create the perfect Macaron. Which is why our Macarons are from Macaron Cafe NYC. Where founder & France native, Cecile Cannone and her Macaron-making team work hard to craft the best Macarons in New York! We've made it even better for you, by bringing them 70 miles closer.

Hand-Made in NYC our Macarons are Kosher certified & naturally Gluten, Preservative, & Transfat Free. What's not to love?

What Flavors Do We Have?

Our current flavors include: Pistachio, Dark Chocolate, White Chocolate, Nutella, Choco-Raspberry, Caramel Fleur De Sel, Creme Brulee, Honey Lavender, Wedding Almond, Espresso & More! We also carry seasonal flavors available throughout the year. Currently serving Pumpkin Cinnamon and PB & J Macarons for a limited time only.