Top 5 Places to Get Macarons in Mississauga
Ahhhh Macarons! These beautiful and delicate French pastries have exploded in popularity and today we celebrate Macaron Day!
Macaron Day is celebrated globally on March 20, the first day of spring and it's inspired by Jour du Macaron created by La Maison Pierre Herme's - a famous luxury boutique patisserie by Pierre Herme, a French pastry chef coined "the Picasso of Pastry” by Vogue.
Macaron's (sometimes confused with macaroons) are a French sweet pastry made with buttercream, jam or ganache sandwiched between two sweet almond meringue cookies.
Thankfully if you lack the technical skills and time to make these fine pastries, you can pop into these local gems that carry them.
Here are 5 places you can find them in Mississauga:
5 - Dunk’n Dip
The dessert cafe is located on a quieter stretch of the Lakeshore in Port Credit, and while the storefront isn’t flashy, the interior is impressive. The restaurant is known for their chocolate fountains available in dark, white and milk chocolate.
The resto offers a variety of desserts such as cakes, cheesecakes and macarons. While they don't make these desserts in-house (the kitchen is tiny) - they do sell macarons. You will also find waffle concoctions, crepes and brownie creations on the menu.
The extensive menu also features savory dishes such as sandwiches, salads and soups.
4 - Fauchon Bakery
Fauchon is a bakery that offers Korean baked goods including macarons, sweet and savory buns, cookies and cakes.
The bakery may be hard to find since the storefront sign is written in Korean and tucked away in a plaza in the 5/10 area. You will find this small bakery in an ideal location next door to K-Pocha, a popular Korean pub. It's a great sweet treat post the Korean fried chicken K-Pocha is known for.
Fauchon offers a variety of macarons which are one of the largest ones you find in the city.
French Corner Patisserie offers a wide variety of house-made macarons in a variety of flavours such as lime-basil, chocolate passion fruit, lemon, pistachio, raspberry, cassis white chocolate and more. They also create specialty flavours for special occasions such as Valentine's Day and Canada Day.
This quaint patisserie located on Dundas west of Mavis does everything on-site including a variety of traditional fresh bread loaves, specialty loaves (such as white chocolate cranberry), croissants, tarts, cake pops, and various kinds of cakes.
You can also dine-in at this French-inspired cafe which also prepares freshly made soups, sandwiches, salads, and quiche.
2 - BNC Bakery
BnC Bakery is a bakery and cafe hidden in a plaza in the 5/10 neighbourhood. The bakery is visible from the street level but the entrance can be found in the plaza parking lot. Don't let the outer appearance of the bakery fool you (the windows at street level are covered up with paper) because this charming bakery creates an array of Asian and European baked goods and pastries on-site and offers a selection of beverages such as coffee and teas (the honey lemon tea is made with sweet lemon rind and honey).
Red velvet, matcha, pistachio, vanilla, and black sesame are some of the macaron flavours they offer. You will also find Japanese and Korean pastries such as cinnamon and red bean manju (a popular Japanese pastry made with rice powder, flour, buckwheat and filled with a sweet bean paste), brownies and cookies such as chestnut paste, almond and Madeleine's (delicate French cookie).
The bakery has about 12 or so seats so you can enjoy and savour your homemade purchases right away.
1 - Sweet Philosophy
Sweet Philosophy specializes in high end custom cakes and pastries such as French macarons, cupcakes, chocolates and cake pops made from scratch.
The cakelette is their signature dessert which is comprised of a cake bottom topped with butter filling, fresh fruit, chocolate and a French macaron - a compilation of various pastries made into one beautiful piece.
You will find innovative rotating macaron flavours such as pumpkin spice, Ferrero Rocher, earl grey, birthday cake, peach, mint and cotton candy plus more common flavours such as salted caramel, pistachio and strawberry.
Sweet Philosophy creates the most beautiful macarons in the city by self-taught Pastry Chef Patricia Phan. Her pieces are truly stunning and beautiful edible art (check out her Instagram account for pastry porn) that some of her designs (multi-tiered wedding cakes) have been featured in both WedLuxe and Wedding Bells magazine.
The bright pink exterior stands out along the east side of Port Credit - a nice addition to the neighbourhood and yet another reason why Port Credit is shaping up to be the destination spot in the city. The space only has six seats and is set up moreso for pickups and takes out, which is a shame because the space would make a great cafe.