Introducing: Vegan French Macarons – And a Brief History of the Culinary Treat!

Chef Abbie has been at it again! After a year of trial and error, she has introduced that rarest of pastries — The Vegan French Macaron! We’ll let you be the judge in your own personal taste test, but Vegan French Macarons have quickly become fan favorites at Monarch!

Macaroon – Macaron – What’s the Difference?

We also create Vegan Coconut Macaroon, which is entirely different than a Macaron. Macaroons are small coconut haystacks and are often drizzled with chocolate. Macarons are elegant little sandwiches that are made with meringue, almond flour, and filling.

The Origins of the French Macaron is Not So French!

Macarons are one of the most treasured desserts in France. The French have elevated these meringue-based sweets to a near art form. So, it’s a bit of a surprise to learn that this delicacy did not originate in France!

Vegan Pastry Options in Greater Grand Rapids Area

There are various methods to make particular types of pastry, and some can be quite tricky. Pastry dough recipes form the basis of a diverse range of treats: from croissants to croquembouche, éclairs to empanadas. Traditional pastries typically include animal fat or its derivatives, flour (traditionally sourced from wheat), eggs and water.

Vegans, or those seeking to follow a vegan diet, do not need to go through life without tucking into the many delights available in the pastry universe. Instead, Monarch has honed its specialty baking by replacing the few non-vegan ingredients mentioned above with vegan-friendly options.