Sugar Rush

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Sugar Rush: Kouign Amann at Macaron Parlour

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[Photographs: Robyn Lee]

Some day, perhaps, we'll have a standout kouign amann in every New York neighborhood. But for now I'm grateful for what we have: Dominique Ansel's, of course, and Bouchon Bakery's uptown, and also Macaron Parlour's ($3),* which evolved from a jam-filled kouign amann-like croissant that's still on the menu.

* Also one of the stops on our Stray Boots tour of East Village sweets.

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If Dominique Ansel's is all about buttery richness, and Bouchon's goes for densely packed layers and an especially crackly crust, Macaron Parlour's is for those who like their pastries a little sweeter. It sports a sugar crust that glistens like a glaze, with a slightly honeyed-caramel profile that boosts the pastry's subtly buttery innards. Macaron Parlour plans to add ice cream to the menu soon; if you ask extra nice you might be able to convince them to make a kouign amann ice cream sandwich for you.

Macaron Parlour Patisserie

111 St. Mark's Place, New York, NY 10009 (map)
212-387-9169
macaronparlour.com

About the author: Max Falkowitz is the editor of Serious Eats: New York. You can follow him on Twitter at @maxfalkowitz.

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