Where to celebrate Macaron Day 2015 in Vancouver

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March 20 is Macaron Day, and Vancouver is ready to celebrate the petite treat.

“Le Jour du Macaron” was started in 2005 in Paris by pastry chef Pierre Hermé, and the tradition continues on around the world.

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In Vancouver, several cafés and bakeries specializing in macarons are having special events in honour of Macaron Day. Here is how you can celebrate Macaron Day 2015 in Vancouver.

French Made Baking

This Parisian café will be all about macarons on March 20, offering their small and large ones, as well as having their chefs on hand making macarons and there to talk about the treat. The event is also a fundraiser. Everyone who visits French Made Baking to celebrate “Macaron Day” will be given a bite-sized macaron and invited to make a donation to BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. On top of that, part of all macarons sales will be donated to the Foundation.

Address: 81 Kingsway, Mount Pleasant
Phone: 604-558-4880
Website: frenchmadebaking.com

Bel Café

This year at Bel Café, pastry Chef Wayne Kozinko will be doing a limited edition Coconut Cream Pie Macaron ($2) in limited quantities, so get there before they sell out.

Address: 801 West Georgia Street, Downtown
Phone: 604-673-7000
Website: www.belcafe.com

Soirette

For their fourth annual Macaron Day, Soirette is supporting the Make-A-Wish Foundation of BC and Yukon by giving away macarons for a suggested donation, and giving all donations and a portion of the day’s sales to the foundation. Visit Soirette at their regular location or check out their Holt Renfrew pop-up shop (March 13-25 on the Skybridge), and try their new spring flavours Hibiscus Dream, Cherry Blossom, and Vancouver Fog.

Address: 1433 West Pender Street
Phone: 604-558-3308
Website: soirette.com

Faubourg

For Macaron Day, Faubourg will offer its signature Parisian-style macarons for $1 each (half off the regular price), match every dollar of macaron sales and donate 100% of gross proceeds to the Canadian Cancer Society. Check out signature Faubourg flavours like Lavender Earl Grey and Raspberry Rose, among others, available at all of their locations, including their third one, in West Vancouver.

Address: 2156 West 41st, Kerrisdale and 769 Hornby Street, Downtown
Phone: 604-266-2156 (Kerrisdale) and 604-267-0769 (Downtown)
Website: www.faubourg.com

Thierry Chocolaterie Patisserie Cafe

Thierry will be offering their usual variety of flavours for Macaron Day however will be donating 10% of proceeds from all macarons to St. Paul’s Hospital.

Address: 1059 Alberni Street, West End
Phone: 604-608-6870
Website: www.thierrychocolates.com

Thomas Haas

In honour of Macaron Day, Thomas Haas will donate 100% of macaron profits from both locations (Kitsilano and North Vancouver) on Friday to Canuck Place Children’s Hospice.

Address: 2539 West Broadway, Kitsilano
Phone: 604-736-1848
Website: www.thomashaas.com

Sweet Bake Shop

Sweet Bake Shop will be creating a “Triple Berry Delight” limited-edition macaron for Macaron Day 2015, and 100% of sales from the flavour will be donated to B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Address: 1141 Mainland Street, Yaletown
Phone: 604-424-8800
Website: www.sweetbakeshop.com


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