Finally, part 4 of my first “Best of Toronto Macarons” series is my favourite/overall/all-around macaron place in Toronto: Nadège Patisserie.
Originally with only one location in Queen West, they have expanded with a shop in Rosedale as well as some smaller boutique locations around the city. Back when the Queen St location first opened, I lived in the area and was ecstatic that an adorable and delicious patisserie had arrived in the neighbourhood. I immediately fell in love with not only the delicious macarons but also their chocolates and pastries (like this cute mini Marie Antoinette cake that my friend got me for my birthday a few years ago)
What sets them apart for me to make them my favourite overall place in Toronto to get macarons are the unique elements. Sure they’ve got a wide variety of flavours, both traditional and a bit more unique. But it’s the limited edition items that really makes them special to me.
This past year, Nadège created limited edition macarons for various occasions. Valentine’s Day brought these beautiful chocolate cherry macarons with hearts & love notes. For Chinese New Year they offered two flavours: a red bean one and a salted caramel one, with a festive design on the shells. This was brilliant and so clever to have something to celebrate the Lunar New Year. (And it worked out perfectly because I had to bring something to my family’s dinner, and what else is more “Michele” than macarons that match the occasion! 😉 )The other feature that I’m in love with from Nadège right now is their collaboration with 6 Canadian artists on their limited edition packaging. First launched in August 2014, with a new artist’s design out every 4-6 weeks, it was a great nod to the Toronto arts scene that Nadège calls home. The 6 artists included in this wonderful collaboration are Virginia Johnson’s (Textile Designer, Illustrator), Steve Krug (Photographer), Jerome C. Rousseau (Luxury Shoe Designer), ROLLOUT (Creative Studio), Brandon James Scott (Animation Artist) and Matthew Del Degan (Creator of Lovebot). For those that follow me on Instagram, they’ll know how much I love the Lovebot and, as you can see from the header image above, Nadège showed Lovebot a lot of love on its launch day in January 2015 as well. Of course, that’s the artist box that I had to purchase but I think my next visit may have me picking up that gorgeous shoe one! 😛
This, among many other reasons, is why Nadège Patisserie wins the overall category in the Best of Toronto Macarons. They step up the game by offering more than just the usual French treats. They reinvent the way us macaron lovers enjoy it, and hopefully introducing new fans to this delectable treat as well.
780 Queen Street West
1099 Yonge Street
The PATH – Bay Adelaide Centre
120 Adelaide Street West
NADÈGE at HOLTS
Bloor – 50 Bloor Street West
Yorkdale – 3401 Dufferin Street
Not in the Toronto area? They have an e-boutique that ships macarons, chocolates, and gourmandises nationally! Visit their e-boutique for pricing and more info (shipping may vary).
After the first 4-part series of my Best of Toronto Macarons series this year for Paris Month, and with Nadège being my overall favourite, I wanted to share the love with another macaron fan! Therefore I have purchased a $20 gift card to giveaway to this wonderful place so you can try it out for yourself. 🙂
- Open to Canadian residents.
- Randomly selected winner will have 48 hours to respond to email confirming Canadian address.
- Prize will be mailed within 48 hours after confirmation of address.
- JustALilLost.com is not responsible for prizes lost in the mail.
- Gift card can be used at any of the Nadege locations in Toronto, or on their online e-boutique.