Our good friend Karen informed us that today is the first annual Macaron Day in NYC, and a bunch of bakeries around the city are celebrating by providing free macarons to customers. To receive a free macaron tell the shop you are there for Macaron Day NYC; participating locations will provide one macaron per customer with quantities limited by location.
My favorite macaron shop in the city is Madeleine Patisserie at 132 West 23rd Street. For the full list of participants, visit macarondaynyc.com. Bon appetit!