This place is an East Village treasure, which boasts Lagusta’s Fine Chocolates and Maresa’s Macarons. It’s really amazing they teamed up because we would travel to the ends of Staten Island for either one of them. Just a few doors away to Tompkins Square Park you will find this gem. Whether you’re vegan or not you’ll feel like a kid in a candy shop.

There are many different goodies there but my favorites of the shop are Sweet Maresa’s macarons. They are the best out there. Who in New York has time to make homemade vegan macarons? Maresa does. And she does it well. 

Each macaron is as delicious and delicate as it is beautiful. It’s like biting into a cloud in candy land. You have to be careful with these, because you won’t want to stop at just one. Trust us! (We regret nothing)

They also boast a wide selection of chocolates, which are so good we need to get some more to photograph. You can even get croissants on a weekly basis, but be sure to get them early, or call ahead to reserve, because they go fast!

Address: 440 E 9th St, New York, NY 10009, United States

Closest Subway: 1 Av (L) or Astor Pl (6)

Opening hours:
Daily 12–3:30PM, 4:15–8PM

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