Macarons from Delysees, Toronto
Yes, I have a list.
That being said, if you know any patisseries in Toronto that should be on that list, feel free to let me know!
Anyways, Delysees was near the top of my list, and I was finally able to try their macarons this past Sunday!
If youâ€™ve heard of Delysees before, you may know that they have a very wide range of flavours to try. Â They are also home to the adorable doughnut macaron.
I would definitely go back there to try some of the other delicious looking treats that they offer, and you should too! They had decadent looking eclairs, some cakes and chocolates all out on display. They also offer a selection of the classic espresso based beverages as well as hot chocolate, which my friend Tash got. For more info on their products, location and even ordering online check out their website here.
Delysees Macarons Review
The Store: 8/10
The store was a lovely space. There were a number of tables and chic chairs inside, as well as a small patio area outside. The display cases for the pastries looked clean and bright. They seemed a little low on some of their stock, but we came later in the day, so thatâ€™s to be expected. There were a great deal of macarons left though, which is all I cared about. The only bad thing was that when I went to use the restroom, there was no toilet paper. I had to get some Kleenex from my purse. The macarons were so good though, that I will forgive that indiscretion.Â
The Service: 8/10
The service was good. The girl behind the counter was very nice and polite. She made it enjoyable to shop in the store. The only thing was that Tash noticed the names were switched on 2 of the macaron flavours, so it looked liked she gave me the wrong one. Itâ€™s ok though, Â still got my cassis.
The Macarons 9/10
Although Delysees is home to the adorable doughnut macaron, I did not indulge in them. The middle is the best part of the macaron, so Iâ€™d like that to stay intact. Iâ€™m also a bit of a purist when it comes to macarons. I like classic flavours without too much adornment on the cookie. The doughnut macarons had a bunch of sprinkles on most of them, which Iâ€™m not a huge fan of. Iâ€™ll save those for my ice cream thankyouverymuch.Â
I did, however, purchase double raspberry buttercream, cassis, salted caramel, roasted pistachio, lime basil and chocolate passionfruit. The macarons were a bit on the small side, but were well worth it.
The macarons all had perfect texture. There was not one that was too dry or too cake-like. They all had the perfect initial crunch followed by the smooth filling that combines for total macaron indulgence. The fillings were all soft, silky and full of flavour.Â
The only complaint I really had was that the double raspberry buttercream macaronâ€™s top shell came off while I was photographing them. To be fair, macarons arenâ€™t built to stand up to so much photography.Â
Flavour wise, I think the lime basil was my favourite. While I couldnâ€™t detect too much of a basil flavour, the lime was so bright and so refreshing, I didnâ€™t mind not being able to taste the basil. The chocolate passionfruit was a close second and was tied with the double raspberry buttercream. The cassis macaron was good, but Iâ€™ve had cassis macarons that have had a more bold flavour, which is what I was looking for. The roasted pistachio was a nice subtle nutty change from the standard basic pistachio. That is one flavour that I will always get - so good!Â
If all of my swooning hasnâ€™t convinced you already, let me flat out just tell you that you need to try these macarons. They are definitely one of the best macaron spots in the city, and are very easy to get to given their King West location. Itâ€™s possible that Delysees has become my new favourite macaron spot. Now if only they had one on the Danforth…
Have you ever been to Delysees? Iâ€™d love to know what you think!