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New Orleans Opens New French Vegan Macaron Shop!


Inside the Auction House Market food hall in New Orleans is a new vegan dessert shop, specializing in macaroons. Karmacarons was founded in 2016 in Lafayette, Los Angeles. Madisen Gill and Kristina Ostrom are the motivated girl-power founders behind the company. They had a deep desire for high quality, cruelty-free desserts to become more accessible. Thus, they began their journey of mastering the first vegan French macaron.

vegan macarons

Auction House Market

With plentiful support from friends and family, Karmacarons was born! Karmacarons come in a few delicious and unique flavors such as birthday cake, key lime, cotton candy, toasted coconut, lavender and dark chocolate ganache — definitely offering more flavors than any other macaron establishment. They also have fruit tarts, chocolate-covered berries, and a vegan ‘rolled’ ice cream.

Their mission statement is, “Karmacarons is based on the foundation of producing the highest quality vegan and gluten-free french macarons and meringue-based treats. We are dedicated to using the highest quality local and organic ingredients in our small batch, handcrafted confections, with intentions for individuals of all dietary backgrounds to enjoy, one in the same.”

On Yelp, Rebecca said, “Kristina artfully handcrafts her macarons in a dedicated gluten-free facility with varying flavors rotating through their impressive pastry case daily.”

We’re craving some sweet little macarons now, aren’t you?

Did you know that macarons aren’t the same as macaroons? Check out this guide to see the differences! If you can’t make it to their shop, check out these macaron recipes from our Food Monster App!

Strawberry Lemonade MacaronsStrawberry Lemonade Macarons

It doesn’t get much prettier than these Strawberry Lemonade Macarons! Share these amongst friends or have them all to yourself, we won’t judge! Added rose lemonade into the buttercream frosting along with some lemon creates a delicious strawberry lemonade flavor.

Peanutty Caramel MacaronsPeanutty Caramel Macarons

These stunning Peanutty Caramel Macarons are truly a treat. Not only are they perfect looking, they taste like a snickers bar, and that’s all we could ever want!

Praline MacaronsPraline Macarons

These Praline Macarons are light and fluffy on the outside and chewy on the inside. They’re filled with a deliciously rich homemade hazelnut filling.

If you enjoy vegan macaron recipes like these, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it’s available for both Android and iPhone and has free and paid versions. The app is loaded with thousands of allergy-friendly & vegan recipes/cooking tips, has hundreds of search filters and features like bookmarking, meal plans and more! The app shows you how having diet/health/food preferences can be full of delicious abundance rather than restrictions!

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