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Parisian pastry chef Pierre Hermé started the Annual International Macaroon Day in 1995. Over the years, Macaroon Day has gained international recognition as a way to fundraise for local charities while enjoying delicious macaroons.
Vancouver’s second annual Macaroon Day is coming up on March 20, Vancouverites will be able to partake in a celebration of macaroons that is done all over the world.
Go check with the following Vancouver cafes:
French Made Baking – Macaroons by donation. Customers who visit the shop on Wednesday will receive a macaroon by donation. Money raised goes to BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. Address: 81 Kingsway Street, Vancouver.
Kitchening & Co. – Boxes of macaroons available through online orders with a minimum donation of $10 for a box of 12. Unless specified, orders will include an assortment of nine current flavors, such as toasted coconut, espresso dark chocolate, and mandarin grapefruit. All of the sales will be going to charities working in the downtown east side. Website: http://macarondayvancouver.com/
Soirette Macaroons & Tea – Macaroons by donation to Make-A-Wish Foundation, hoping to give away up to 1,000 macaroons for a suggested donation of $2 each. Address: 1433 West Pender Street, Vancouver.
Thierry – Special Cherry Blossom macaroon $1.95 (10% of macaroon proceeds go to St-Paul’s Hospital Foundation) The new spring-inspired flavor is a mixture of honey bush tea, honey butter cream, and French pastry chef Thierry Busset’s signature jam filling. Address: 1095 Alberni Street, Vancouver.
Bel Café – offer a new macaroon flavor. Partial proceeds from sales of a strawberry and lemon macaroon ($2 each) will be donated to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society Kids’ Picks, which provides healthy, ready-to-eat snacks to children between the ages of 18 months and six years. Address: 801 West Georgia Street, Vancouver.
Leonidas Belgian Chocolates & Café – offer customers a special promotion consisting of three macaroons and a cup of Mighty Leaf tea for $5. Macaroons ($2 each) are made by a French pastry chef off-site and come in 21 different flavors, including pistachio, Darjeeling tea, mint, and Earl Grey tea. 15 percent of sales will be donated to A Better Life Foundation, a Vancouver-based meal program run by restaurateur Mark Brand and Canuck Place co-founder Joanne Griffiths. Address: 29-1055 Canada Place, Vancouver.

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