4821 Broadway St., (210) 368-8600, centralmarket.com
While picking out flavors, we learned that CM's macarons are shipped all the way from France. You'll find French vanilla, French lemon, pistachio, raspberry and chocolate. After biting into our first flavor, we immediately learned that not all macarons are created equal. The shells are much harder and don't break apart as soon as you pick them up. Unlike most macarons, you could hear yourself biting and the texture was completely different. While the flavors were nice, nothing struck a chord with us quite like Bakery Lorraine. The pistachio was by far the creamiest and therefore one of our faves.
Price point: French lemon, French vanilla: $1.69 each; pistachio, raspberry, chocolate: $1.89 each.
Exclusive flavors: French lemon, French vanilla.