Macarons, an Instagram goldmine. Since they first made an splash on social media, interest has surged about these Parisian desserts. However, if you take the time to sit down and truly appreciate these delicacies, you'll realize that there's so much more to them than their photogenic qualities. To that point, we traveled across San Antonio in search of the best macarons (pronounced ma-cah-ron) and ended up with a surprising, Italian twist to these divine French pastries.
306 Pearl Pkwy., Suite 110, (210) 862-5582, bakerylorraine.com
First stop, the adored Bakery Lorraine at Pearl. Though they have the widest selection of flavors, dark chocolate lavender, lemon, pistachio, Earl Grey, raspberry and salted caramel made its way into our six-pack.
The dark chocolate lavender causes an eruption of intense flavors at first bite. The lavender is not shy and the chocolate is there for to balance out the unique taste. If lavender is too much for you, go for the classic chocolate. If you're going for subtler macarons to pair with your latte, lemon and raspberry are the way to go. While all of the flavors packed an intense taste, the Earl Grey and the pistachio stood out. The inside of the pistachio is sweet, yet slightly nutty. Definitely not as nutty as you'd expect a pistachio macaron to taste. The Earl Grey reigns as a fan favorite because of its borderline fruit loop taste. We could fill up the 12-pack with Earl Grey and be perfectly content!
Price point: $2.25 each, $12 for a six pack, $20 for a 12 pack
Exclusive flavors: dark chocolate lavender, Earl Grey