Thierry Atlan

Skip the lines at Ladurée and head down the street to Thierry Atlan when you're in the mood for macarons. This tiny jewel box of a shop is operated by the only Meilleur Ouvrier de France chocolatier working in the United States, and you can tell. Anything made with chocolate is going to impress, from perfect truffles to an extraordinarily well-balanced cup of hot chocolate that's served at just the right temperature. The macaron flavors are classic but expertly done. We especially love the violet cassis.

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