When walking into the petite store, the design gives off more Belle Époque private home-feel than pastry shop, complete with paintings, mirrors, and busts. Authentic French pastries, chocolates, and ice creams garnished with macarons (all, of course, imported from Paris) are all on-tap, while flavors for purchase (starting at $2.70 for each macaron) range from black currant to green apple, to coffee to our personal favorite, rose. And if you're NYFW-dieting, you can cut calories with Ladurée-scented candles and signature totes for sale. Plus, to differentiate it from its French cousins, starting Fashion's Night Out, September 8, the NYC location will be featuring exclusive items like their new New York flavored macaron—cinnamon raisin (we’re guessing lox and cream cheese didn't make the cut).
Haven’t had your Ladurée fill? The cult fave is also catering to the downtown crowd! While talking to David Holder, the president of Maison Ladurée, yesterday, we found out that Ladurée has plans to to continue to take over Manhattan this April with an upcoming Lower Manhattan tea salon…c'est bon, c'est bon!
Ladurée New York; 864 Madison Avenue (between 70th and 71st streets); 646-558-3157.