We had several fun adventures this week! My in-laws were in town, and we always love taking them to our favorite places, and exploring new ones together.
Everything was beautiful as usual when we walked in and stepped up to the macaron bar. Then my husband spotted a card on the counter announcing some very exciting news: as of late September this year, Ladurée Beverly Hills went vegan!
Everything on the menu is now plant-based, as are all the macarons and pastries they serve. Ladurée Beverly Hills is the first, and currently the only, Ladurée with a completely plant-based menu, designed by chef Matthew Kenney.
We didn’t eat a meal at Laduree this time, but can you believe how amazing everything on the new menu looks?!!! I’m already planning a trip back to enjoy lunch there!
So what do Ladurée vegan macarons taste like, you are probably wondering?
The selection of Ladurée vegan macarons is understandably smaller than their classic macaron line. When we went, they had rose petal (my favorite flavor always, vegan or otherwise!), pistachio, salted caramel, vanilla, citrus, chocolate, and raspberry. (I think I named them all!)
We tried just about all the flavors, and I think that of them all, rose petal is still the best, and not just because of my love for that flavor! The texture of the macaron shell was the closest to the classic Ladurée macaron, as was the creamy filling. Ladurée vegan macarons are, without a doubt, THE BEST vegan macarons I have ever tasted.
I will say that nothing beats a classic Ladurée macaron. Although I am absolutely in love with this new vegan line, Ladurée ’s original non-vegan macarons are simply the best macarons out there. I will continue to enjoy Ladurée ’s classic macarons, and their new vegan line!
If you are a plant-based eater, or just curious to see how a vegan macaron even works, I highly HIGHLY recommend visiting Ladurée Beverly Hills!
Did I mention I can’t wait to go back?!!!!!
Have you ever tried a vegan macaron?
Have you been to Ladurée Beverly Hills since it went vegan?