Ladurée Vancouver adds French cakes and pastries to their menu (PHOTOS)

The macaron mecca is bringing a slice of France to Vancouver

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Vancouver was lucky enough in 2016 to be the first Canadian home of Ladurée, the Parisian sweet shop best known for their perfect macaron. Now we can enjoy another slice of France right here in Vancouver, thanks to the arrival of Ladurée’s line of beautiful pastries and cakes.

Ispahan (Photo courtesy Ladurée Vancouver)

We’re talking about intricate treats with intricate French names, like Ispahan, Saint Honoré, Marie Antoinette, and Plaisir Sucré, as well as Ladurée’s beautiful croissants.  There will be the Lemon Meringue Tart, Praline Millefeuille, Milk Chocolate Eclair, Fleur Noire, Pistachio Religieuse, Palmier, Brioche au sucre, and several kinds of croissant and pain au chocolat.

While Ladurée insists on making their treats in France, to serve Vancouver they have launched a brand new “pastry laboratory” locally, and it’s being run by Ladurée Pastry Chef Mickael de Monte, who has moved here from Paris.

Photo courtesy Ladurée Vancouver

The cakes and pastries that we will have in Vancouver will be exactly the same as in France, prepared according to the same recipes and techniques, and will be available at the two Vancouver Ladurée locations.

Pistachio Religieuse (Photo courtesy Ladurée Vancouver)
Viennoiseries (Photo courtesy Ladurée Vancouver)
Marie Antoinette (Photo courtesy Ladurée Vancouver)
Photo courtesy Ladurée Vancouver

Ladurée is located at 1141 Robson Street and at 737 Dunsmuir Street (in Holt Renfrew) in Vancouver.

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome. A fifth generation Vancouverite, she was previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of LAist.com. Lindsay grew up in Vancouver and Toronto, then spent over 20 years in Los Angeles, where ahe earned her Masters in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com