Where to buy the best french macarons in San Francisco. You’ll find them at Chantal Guillon, Ketsourine Macarons, and Le Macaron Stonestown.
Fact – french macarons are delicious. They are also finicky little buggers. I’ve tried to make them a handful of times and every time I swear I’ll never do it again! Especially when there are so many great places to find french macarons here in San Francisco! Here are a few that I turn to when I need my fix.
Ketsourine Macarons is actually about 15 minutes outside of San Francisco in Daly City, but it is 100% worth the trip! In addition to any of their macarons, their must-eat item is the macaron ice cream sandwich. It’s insanely delicious. The cafe itself is also gorgeous, with tons of natural light and tables to enjoy your macarons with one of their signature cold brewed iced coffees.
500 Westlake Center
Daly City, CA 94015
Le Macaron Stonestown
3251 20th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132
Le Macaron is a new player in the San Francisco french macaron scene. Located in the Sunset neighborhood, have a huge selection of flavors. They are all as delicious as they are beautiful! They have the brightest macaron colors I’ve ever seen but use no artificial colorings. They also have gelato! Two of my favorite foods all in one place.
They have two beautiful locations in San Francisco – a small charming shop in Hayes Valley and a larger cafe location in SOMA. You have to try the Grand Macaron – Two large macaron shells filled with buttercream frosting and a filled truffle center. It’s also decorated with edible gold in a pattern that was inspired by Louis Vuitton. Talk about heaven with every bite!
Chantal Guillon Patisserie
1309 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Chantal Guillon Macarons
437 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
I actually had the opportunity to spend the afternoon in the kitchen with the amazing staff of Chantal Guillon macarons. What a special experience that was! I got to try my hand at everything from piping frosting to decorating the Grand Macarons with airbrushed edible gold paint. Talk about dream jobs!
I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again – everything is better with a little edible gold! Now I just have to figure out how to get my hands on a setup that allows me to paint with it like Chantal Guillon has.
Piping salted caramel onto macaron shells is no joke people! It takes a ton of forearms strength to do it over and over. #SpreadingCaramelIsMyCardio
I also learned how to pipe white chocolate in molds and fill them with passion fruit ganache.
Other things that I now realize I can’t live without – a stand mixer that is taller than me.
Chantal Guillon definitely has the largest selection of macaron colors and flavors that I’ve ever seen! It was fun to see behind-the-scenes for a day.
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