Until the New York Magazine Grub Street Food Festival.
I spotted Danny Macaroons on the event map and made a mental note. Finally, in mid-afternoon, the feeding frenzy cooled down a bit, and I made my way over to see them. Of course, these little sweet mounds of happiness totally lived up to their reputation.
First of all, they are beautiful and festive. I mean, look at that plate! You just have to smile. And then there is their logo, which is actually a smiling macaroon. And then there are the flavors, which on Sunday included Salted Caramel, Dark Chocolate, Rice Pudding, Roasted Almond, Pumpkin Spice, Oirish McRoons (the green ones), Chocolate Dipped, Red Velvet, and Chocolate Banana Hazelnut.
I was bursting at the seams from all the different amazing foods I’d already had, and so I asked Danny himself to pick the one that would be my very first Danny Macaroon. He picked the Salted Caramel. I bit into it, and it was lush, rich mouthful of the delicate sweetness of the coconut with the crunch of the salted caramel drizzles. I’ve had some dry, tasteless macaroons in my life. These were neither. They were moist, delicious and clearly full of fun. Next time I’m trying the Red Velvet!
Go try Danny Macaroons for yourself as soon as possible at Smorgasburg. They are also in stores throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan, including the Big Gay Ice Cream Shop! Did I mention they’re gluten free?