It's Officially Spring & You Deserve A Free Macaron

Photographed by Erin Phraner.
Even though it is snowing today (BOOOOO!), it is also officially the first day of spring. Congratulations, New Yorkers: You have survived another brutal winter, and bakeries all over the city want to reward you with a free macaron. That's right — today is Macaron Day, and you can pick up a free treat from these participating bakeries. When you arrive at the bakery, you just have to announce that you're there for Macaron Day NYC.

I don't know about you, but I find it totally impossible to eat just one macaron (especially when it's pistachio-flavored). Luckily, if you can't resist buying a few more after your free treat, your money will go to City Harvest, a fantastic organization that collects 50 million pounds of excess food each year from restaurants, grocers, bakeries, and the like, and delivers it to millions of hungry New Yorkers, totally free of charge. And, if you go crazy and buy a whole box, here is a fun idea for how to turn your excess macarons (is there such a thing?) into a milkshake. Today, it seems you truly can have your (mini) cake and eat it, too.

P.S.: NO MORE SNOW, PLEASE.
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