We’d planned to stop in Ladner to grab donuts, as an after lunch dessert, but they were sold out. Instead, we walked over to Gourmand Macaron & Friends, which specializes in macarons. They’re located in a random plaza next to a hair salon.
We dropped in on a Saturday (around 1:00pm) and there was a small lineup outside. Service wasn’t the friendliest but it’s a tiny shop with a very limited selection.
It’s essentially an order and go spot but two tables are outside if you choose to linger.
There’s a small selection of pastries, bread and macarons along with a few drink options. 15 macaron flavours ($2.00 each) and two creative macarons ($3.00 each) were available.
Chocolate twist ($3.60)
J bought a twist to eat right away. I sampled a bite; flaky, buttery and fresh.
6x Macarons ($12.00 for 6)
We opted for the passionfruit/chocolate, earl grey/chocolate, matcha, mango, pistachio and black currant. All sounded great but we wanted bolder, stronger flavours. Favourite of the bunch was the black currant.
GM&F is a cute French pastry shop to check out if you’re in the area.
Gourmand Macaron & Friends
#106, 4857 Elliott Street