The search for French Macarons in Wisconsin continues…
As you know I have been in search of the best French macarons in Wisconsin. Honestly, so far every place I have sampled these sweet colorful meringue cookies has been the “best”. Perhaps it’s because I love them so much and when I find them on this side of the ocean happiness just pours out of me so they all taste good!
My next stop was Rocket Baby Bakery in Wauwatosa near Milwaukee. As you may remember from my first post about La Reve located in Tosa, I went to Rocket Baby Bakery the same day.
On the outside Rocket Baby Bakery looks like a fun place with a modern vibe.
This was no European style bakery that you would think would bake up some of those French delights. Walking inside, this place looked like the perfect place to sit down and enjoy a cup of coffee and a light lunch. The interior was as fun as the exterior.
Since it was late in the day, they didn’t have a wide assortment of flavors to choose from, but that was fine by me. What I sampled that day was definitely in the running for the best. I choose one of each of the flavors left, coconut, raspberry, and coffee. Each one was delicious as expected, crunchy on the outside as you bite into it, then melt in your mouth gooey as you get to the center. The coconut had bits of sweet coconut, raspberry had just the right flavor, and the coffee offered just a little coffee taste but not overpowering. The fact that there were not many macarons left was a good thing. It means that they are a popular item among many other tasty offerings.
And while I didn’t focus too much on the other items in the case, I did notice according to the chalk board behind the counter that Rocket Baby Bakery uses local ingredients as much as possible. They proudly list their partners on the board for all the customers to see. I really love this! Local businesses supporting each other.
Rocket Baby Bakery has another French staple-the croissant, plus a whole lot more
Rocket Baby Bakery offers up a wide range of breads, pastries, bakery, (another French staple-the croissant), lunch and breakfast items. Also a variety of soups and salads. Check out their menu here. Next time I am in the area I am definitely gonna stop in for lunch along with a couple macarons for dessert.
The Wauwatosa location is at 6822 West North Avenue (Monday-Saturday 6:30 am-6:30 pm and Sunday 7 am-2 pm).
Or the Bay View location at 2434 South Kinnickinnic Avenue Milwaukee (open Tuesday-Sunday 7 am-2 pm)
Keep watching as I joyfully hunt for more places in Wisconsin to get my favorite Parisian treat!