It wasn’t the cronut that people were lining up for outside bakeries and cafes this time. New Yorker gladly waited since 7 a.m. outside bakeries for a famous French treat—the macaron. This Thursday, March 20, marked the 2014 NYC Macaron Day. Numerous shops around the city participated by giving out free macarons while supplies lasted, and according to one bakery, they only lasted until lunch time.
But it wasn’t all about getting free food, cashiers encouraged visitors to purchase macarons as well, since a portion of all macaron sales from the day were donated to City Harvest to help feed hungry New Yorkers.
Macaron Day was created by la Maison Pierre Hermé Paris and Relais Desserts. Here is a look at how people in New York City celebrated Macaron Day on the first official day of spring.
Read more about Macaron Day in New York City.