After opening their first NorCal location in Santa Clara earlier this year, L.A.-based Napoléon's Macarons has touched down in SF, opening this weekend at the posh Westfield San Francisco Centre. Situated on the concourse level in the teeny-bopper triangle of Claire's, Häagen-Dazs and Abercrombie & Fitch, Napoléon's offers traditional Parisian flavors like French lavender, as well as more contemporary options, like salted caramel. They also take things up a notch by dipping their macarons in chocolate and using made-on-premises ice cream to create macaron ice cream sandwiches. It's a nice little pick-me-up in the midst of an insane shopping mall environment.
And now for the feel-good moment of the day: founder Razmig Tchoboian and his team are offering a special macaron benefitting La Cocina, the San Francisco nonprofit dedicated to supporting low-income food entrepreneurs. Anderson Valley's Navarro Vineyards has teamed up with Napoléon's to create a special lychee, ginger and Gewürztraminer macaron, which will be available beginning in January. Hours are Monday-Saturday, 10am- 8:30pm and Sunday, 11am-7pm.