It’s Baaack – Get FREE Macarons all over NYC on Macaron Day 2014

I wrote about Macaron Day last year, and that wonderful day is back for 2014 and fast approaching. On Thursday, March 20, stop by a participating bakery from 10AM-6PM for 1 free macaron while supplies last. The event is organized by François Payard Bakery and is designed to coincide with Jour du Macaron in Paris.

[For efficiency sake, I’m pulling the next few blurbs directly from last year’s post] As described by the event’s website, a macaron is “a classic French cookie. The soft, crunchy, delicate shell is made from almond flour, sugar and egg whites, sandwiching a smooth layer of creamy ganache. ” I personally love the lightness of a macaron, and as someone who isn’t the biggest sweet tooth, macarons provide the perfect little amount of sweetness that make for a great cap on a meal or as a small afternoon treat.

Best of all, participating locations are donating a portion of proceeds made on macarons purchased on Macaron Day 2014 to City Harvest. One of the charities I regularly donate to, City Harvest takes leftover food from restaurants and uses it to feed NYC’s homeless.

Check out Macaron Day 2014′s participating locations here for your free macaron and support a great cause as well.