SWEET TREAT OF THE WEEK: Maison Ladurée Macarons

In terms of cuisine, New York City has everything you could possibly want- if you starve here, it's your own fault. But one thing was missing from the NYC food scene until this morning when the world's most renowned macaroonery finally opened its doors here in our fair city. Established in Paris in 1862, Maison Ladurée patisserie has finally landed stateside.

With shops already in cities like London, Tokyo and Luxembourg, it's about time we got a taste of Maison Ladurée's famous macarons. As flavors shift with the seasons, you'll find these delightful little pastries in Lily of the Valley, Orange Passion, Chuao Origine Pure Chocolate, just to name a few. Plus, Maison Ladurée offers the most gorgeous packaging you could ever want, so these little treats make the perfect gift.

Still not convinced? The French patisserie is known for creating the double decker macaroon and made all of the pastries for the film Marie Antoinette. It's also a favorite of Gossip Girl Blair Waldorf. The shop just opened today at 864 Madison Ave. between 71st and 72nd Streets, so run to get your sugar high before the rush.

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