Craving a macaron? Who better to buy it from than the guys who invented it?
Iconic French patisserie Ladurée - credited with inventing the macaron - is coming to Toronto, and just like the epic grand opening for The Cheesecake Factory, you're going to want to stand in line for this.
While news dropped earlier this year that Ladurée would open a new location in Toronto, we haven't known when they would be coming. Until now.
The world's most famous macaron maker will be opening its doors to macaron lovers at the Yorkdale Shopping Centre in mid December. Yup, if you didn't already think Yorkdale was already killing it with Drake's OVO store, the incredible lineups for The Cheesecake Factory and their new pop-up space for cheesecake on a stick, they're adding in the world's most delicious macarons to the list too.
Hey Daniel! Laduree will actually be opening mid* December & we hope to see you then :) If you have any further questions you may also DM us @DanielFerreira0— Yorkdale Style (@YorkdaleStyle) November 24, 2017
Sure, Toronto's obsession with macarons might have calmed down a bit, but our taste for the sweet confection is sure to heat up again once the cult Parisian macaron shop arrives in the city.
Ladurée, which was founded in 1862, is widely credited with having invented the colourful, bite-sized pastry, and has been dubbed as Paris' - and the world's - best makers of macarons, rivalled only by fellow French pastry chef Pierre Hermé.
Founded in 1862, the confectioner now has more than 50 locations worldwide, including 15 in France and two in Vancouver. Their boutiques in Milan, Doha, New York, London and beyond serve a variety of classic and modern flavours.
And the arrival of the cult Parisian macaron shop in Toronto is sure to generate huge lines. In March 2016, Ladurée's first Canadian location in Vancouver saw two-hour lineups on opening weekend. And the atmosphere wasn't much different when the city got another Ladurée at the Holt Renfrew on Dunsmuir Street a year later.
According to Retail Insider, the new Toronto location will feature a 26-seat tea salon as well, with a menu similar to the Robson Street location in Vancouver. Included will be Ladurée’s signature macarons in a variety of flavours, as well as teas, jams, honey, Parisian favourites like French toast and ice cream, and Ladurée merchandise, as well as gift boxes.
And if Yorkdale's Ladurée is anything like the Vancouver locations, it's going to be absolutely beautiful. Mark your calendars for mid-December, everyone, the opening line is sure to rival The Cheesecake Factory's.