I have been hooked on Macarons since my very first visit to Paris in 2007. Back then you couldn't get macarons in the States so I had to wait a couple of years until I went back to Paris to get more. Now there are places in NYC to get these little gems and while they are ridiculously pricey, it's cheaper than a trip to Paris and a lovely little indulgence.
The macarons at MacarOn Cafe are as good as any I've gotten in Paris. I've had macarons at Paul's, Pierre Hermé's and Lauderée's in Paris. Pierre Hermé's macarons are my favorite and MacarOn Cafe's are just as delicious. The cookie is crisp and chewy at the same time. The fillings are so well done. They are delicate and not overpowering and you really taste the unique flavor of each one. I'm on a gluten free diet and great cookies haven't been an option for me but since macarons are gluten free, I'm in heaven!
So, if you can get past the ridiculous price ($2.50 a piece) and want a little indulgent treat, give these lovelies a try.