The crown jewel of Maison Ladurée, the celebrated Parisian patisserie, has long been its macaron. Introduced in 1930 by bonding two airy, flaky confections together with a rich ganache filling, the double-decker treat now serves as the French bakery’s calling card. New York City received its own outpost last year—the first in the U.S.—on Manhattan's Upper East Side where customers can buy the pricey indulgences fresh off the plane from Paris, where they’re still prepared.
Maison Ladurée 864 Madison Ave (between 72nd and 71st Sts.) 646-558-3157 Laduree.fr