Who else is craving sweet treats? We’re contemplating macarons for tea…
This stay home period is perhaps the best time for snacking, second only to the yearly festive seasons. (Because what else are we gonna do with all this extra time on our hands?) If you have a sweet tooth like us, you might be on the hunt for the best macarons in Singapore to satisfy your cravings. Call off the search because we’ve rounded them up for you – delivery options included! Pleasing on the eye and equally satisfying on the palate, these delightful confections are sure to put a smile on your face.
Taking inspiration from both Japanese and French recipes, handcrafted halal macarons are the show pony at AnnaBella Patisserie. What makes them special, you ask? The light Japanese cream that gives each bite a delicate sweetness. Flavours include rose, matcha, Earl Grey and lavender. And if you wanna get fancy, order them in adorable unicorn designs, request for customised prints, get them atop a cake or go all out with a macaron tower delivered to your door. Psst: We spy a 50% discount code ’STAYHOME50’ for the first 100 customers.
AnnaBella Patisserie, available online, free delivery with minimum $50 purchase
The M Plot
King Albert Park is hiding some pretty oversized macarons at The M Plot. Slice into large-sized macarons in Black Forest, raspberry rose lychee or chocolate hazelnut praline flavours. Or, get a box of bite-sized delights as a stay home treat – Thai tea, salted caramel, mango, pistachio and others feature on the menu. Sending some to a loved one? Choose between a macaron bouquet and box of heart-shaped macarons for a gorgeous (and edible) surprise.
The M Plot, available online or at #01-05, 9 King Albert Park, Singapore 598332
Claiming to have the best tasting macarons in Singapore, this brand’s halal treats cater to the local palate by using less sugar and infusing the familiar tastes of bandung, ondeh ondeh, Milo Nutella and more. You can also get them in universally loved variations including speculoos cookie butter, sea salt caramel, double chocolate and French vanilla. For those special occasions, go forth and book a macaron cake or a tower. And if the meringue is your favourite part, get yourself a pack of macaron shell bits to snack on.
Macarons.sg, available online or at 210 Syed Alwi Road, Singapore 207743
The Dark Gallery
You might know The Dark Gallery for its chocolates, but it gets even better when you have them infused within a macaron! Love tea and chocolate? Try the aromatic Earl Grey Chocolate with a 38% milk chocolate ganache. For a tart yet saccharine bite, get the Ruby Raspberry that blends pink ruby chocolate with the fruit. Dark chocolate fan? The Very Dark Chocolate is a bestseller, with pure 85% dark chocolate ganache in between two black macaron shells, topped with a gold leaf.
The Dark Gallery, available online or at #01-K5, Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039596
From homegrown brand TWG Tea comes tea-infused macarons that are smooth and sweet (but not overly so). Signature blends are used in the ganache, while the crunchy meringue shells are made with almond powder and egg whites for that luxurious, smooth bite. Get a gold embossed box of these colourful treats to brighten up a mundane afternoon – we’ve dug into the latest Always Sakura release! Best paired with a cup of TWG Tea blend, of course.
TWG Tea, available online, multiple store locations including Marina Bay Sands, Takashimaya and Changi Airport
Artisanal desserts are the highlight at Patisserie G and the macarons don’t disappoint. Classic flavours like chocolate, salted caramel and salted hazelnut are always a delight. But for a more local spin, give the kopi butter, kaya, yam or salted egg yolk iterations a go, we say. If you love them, you can even get a whole platter of over 50 macarons to give the entire fam a sugar high.
Patisserie G, available online, free delivery for minimum $60 nett purchase, locations include Millenia Walk and Downtown Gallery
The White Ombre
The White Ombre is a homegrown bakery tucked away in the ‘hood of Toa Payoh. It offers customised pastries, baking classes and colourful macarons in an incredible range of flavours. Think marshmallow, yuzu, kaya, black sesame, Thai milk tea, key lime, mocha, passion fruit, peanut butter, cotton candy, Oreo and more. Get them as singles, in a 12-piece box or in a macaron bouquet (complete with your choice of flowers).
The White Ombre, available online, free delivery with minimum $60 purchase, #01-1209, 206 Toa Payoh North, Singapore 310206
Antoinette is a Parisian patisserie and tea salon with creations inspired by the elegance and extravagance of Marie-Antoinette. Every dish is fit for the ‘gram and macarons are no exception. These sweet treats are beautiful, dainty and deliciously saccharine. They are unfortunately not on the e-store right now, so we’re counting down the days till we can drop by in person again. Plus, we can’t wait to see the rotational flavours that’ll be featured on the menu!
Antoinette, available online (excluding macarons), free delivery for minimum $55 purchase, locations include Penhas Road and Millenia Walk
Nestled in the Upper Serangoon area, Bonheur Patisserie is a local store that’s best known for its handmade macarons in Singapore. Full dairy cream and French chocolate go into the meringues, while the fillings are made with natural flavourings only. The patisserie has also been delivering macaron boxes with assorted macarons during this self-isolation period. Its latest release? A ‘Go Local’ box with flavours including kopi o gao, lemon biscuit, osmanthus pear, Milo dinosaur, ong lai tart (pineapple tart), chendol and other Singaporean favourites.
Bonheur Patisserie, WhatsApp 9221 6636 to order, #B1-04, [email protected], 767 Upper Serangoon Road, Singapore 534635