5 Places in Vancouver That Make the Perfect Macarons

With a delicate, crispy shell and a chewy centre, these sweet treats have captured the hearts (and taste buds) of many. Achieving the perfect texture for this French almond flour cookie is a challenge, but a number of patisseries across Vancouver have mastered it, crafting light and airy macarons in a range of exquisite flavours.

For this Valentine’s Day, treat yourself or your sweetheart to some elegant French confections.


Consistently voted “Best Desserts” and “Best Pastries” in Vancouver, Thierry delights its guests with fine handcrafted chocolates, macarons, and French pastries. Their macarons are prepared daily, and their flavours rotate seasonally, with features like Chestnut Chocolate, Yuzu and Grapefruit, and Cassis.

For Valentine’s Day this year, Thierry is offering a macaron trio, which consists of an oolong macaron dipped in raspberry chocolate, a Banana Macaron dipped in strawberry chocolate, and a Coconut Macaron dipped in passion fruit chocolate.

Address: 1059 Alberni St and 265 E 10th Ave. @thierrychocolat


The family behind Faubourg began their mission to share their passion for French breads and pastries through this bakery in 2010. Their goodies, like almond croissants and lemon meringue tarts, are made by skilled pastry chefs on-site every day.

Indulge in their macarons, which come in a range of flavours like earl grey lavender, salted butter caramel, and raspberry rose. The Macaron Heart, offered each Valentine’s Day, is a heart-shaped macaron filled with passion fruit crémeux and is completed with whipped lychee ganache and fresh raspberries, making for a decadent treat.

Address:2156 W 41st Ave and 769 Hornby St. @faubourgbakery

Thomas Haas

Offering a plethora of artisan chocolates, indulgent cakes, and delicate pastries like the Upside-Down Chocolate Soufflé and Pear & Almond tart, Thomas Haas is a destination for anyone with a sweet tooth.

Their macarons are made daily and filled with creamy ganache or smooth buttercream. Macaron lovers can expect flavours like Earl Grey, Matcha, Raspberry, Mango Coconut, and Coffee.

Address:2539 W Broadway and 998 Harbourside Dr. @thaaschocolates


This macaron boutique and tea salon with Parisian origins enjoy two locations in the heart of Vancouver: one on bustling Robson Street, and a pop-up location in the Holt Renfrew department store.

Highly regarded for its iconic macarons, this wildly popular chain offers favourites like Raspberry, Vanilla, and Passion Fruit. Their most treasured Marie-Antoinette macaron pays homage to their tea of the same name, which imparts flavours of rose petals, citrus, and honey.

Address: 1141 Robson St and 737 Dunsmuir St. @ladureecanada


Located in the quaint suburb of Ladner, a 30-minute drive south of Vancouver, Gourmand offers elegant macarons. First established in January 2012, this local gem is headed by a pastry chef who grew up in the south of France.

Its regular lineup of flavours includes classics like Pistachio, Espresso, and Dark Chocolate, though Gourmand isn’t afraid to embrace bolder flavours and regularly experiment with unique flavour profiles like Wasabi White Chocolate, Chai Milk Chocolate, and Mango Green Tea.

Address:4857 Elliott St #106, Delta. @gourmandmacaron