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First, there was the Cronut (croissant/donut hybrid), then there was the Ramen Burger. Now, there’s another food fusion hitting the scene that people are bound to lose their sh** about. The Macaronut.
Personally, I’m not a huge lover of these types of combine-two-things-that-were-perfectly-fine-on-their-own innovations. I actually find them pretty stupid, and pointless, and I generally assume that their probably not all that good anyways. Don’t get me wrong, I love trying new things, but these aren’t really new things; they’re just weird knock-offs with cheesy names that make me vaguely uncomfortable.
Furthermore, I don’t love Macarons all that much. Or donuts. So imagining a marriage of the two doesn’t get me riled up.
But, then again, I’m a cynic and a bit of a hater and I’m not trying to rain on anybody’s parade who feels like waking up at the ungodly hour of 5:00 a.m. to go wait in line for a mediocre baked good. The best pastry in the world wouldn’t get me out of bed for that. The best dumpling in the world, maybe, but that’s another story.
If the thought of this unnecessary addition to the culinary world is making your mouth water, you can find it at Francois Payard Bakeries, located at five different locations throughout the city.
Or, you could save your time and money and buy yourself a pint of ice cream instead.