Le Macaron Opens First National Outdoor Kiosk of French Pastries at Alpharetta’s Avalon

Le Macaron Opens First National Outdoor Kiosk of French Pastries at Alpharetta’s Avalon


Avalon is one of my favorite places to dine and shop. It's like the place to be and be seen. My girls and I visit this upscale, walkable, mixed-use development shopping area almost every weekend for a fun girl's day out. You may have seen me post about Avalon on my Instastories frequently. We're always returning to the girls' beloved store, Urban Outfitters, and having lunch or dinner at health-conscious fare, True Food Kitchen. (Make sure to check out my other write-ups about our time at Avalon and Alpharetta.)


There consistently something exciting happening at Avalon, like new retail openings and amenities that can't be missed!



Le Macaron Opens First National Outdoor Kiosk of French Pastries at Alpharetta’s Avalon


If you're in the Alpharetta area, Lisa and Dave Amundsen opened Le Macaron at Avalon (This is their second store opening, with North Point Mall location being their first.)



Le Macaron Opens First National Outdoor Kiosk of French Pastries at Alpharetta’s Avalon



Avalon location will be the first-of-its-kind outdoor mobile kiosk in all of Le Macaron’s approximately 70 locations nationwide.



Le Macaron Opens First National Outdoor Kiosk of French Pastries at Alpharetta’s Avalon



My family and I dropped by to check out all the yummy macaron treats and meet with the owners over the weekend. When we arrived, my first thought was how cute the kiosk is; very inviting, making you want to stop for some macarons during your shopping excursion. 



Le Macaron Opens First National Outdoor Kiosk of French Pastries at Alpharetta’s Avalon

Le Macaron Opens First National Outdoor Kiosk of French Pastries at Alpharetta’s Avalon

Le Macaron Opens First National Outdoor Kiosk of French Pastries at Alpharetta’s Avalon



With just about 90 square feet of space, the Amundsen’s Le Macaron kiosk is a cozy and intimate addition to Avalon’s spacious footprint. 



Le Macaron Opens First National Outdoor Kiosk of French Pastries at Alpharetta’s Avalon



Beyond those simple yet elegant French patisseries called macarons, the new kiosk offers eclairs, tarts, mini-tarts, napoleons, gourmet chocolates, meringues, cakes, and specialty beverages, including Lorina, a sparkling French lemonade.



“Following the success of our full-service café in Northpoint Mall, we are excited to launch the very first outdoor kiosk design for the whole brand nationwide,” said Lisa Amundsen, Le Macaron Alpharetta owner. 



“We worked with Le Macaron’s corporate designers and builders to make this our very own unique space at Avalon and wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. We look forward to sharing the new kiosk design with our fellow franchisees nationwide.”



Lisa and her husband Dave Amundsen co-own both Le Macaron Alpharetta franchise locations.



After Dave’s corporate downsizing, the Amundsen's fulfilled a life-long dream of working for themselves. Le Macaron was a good fit because there was little competition in the upscale Alpharetta market. It was a perfect business to merge Lisa’s hospitality background with Dave’s 26-year career in finance and accounting.



Le Macaron Opens First National Outdoor Kiosk of French Pastries at Alpharetta’s Avalon



A macaron is a light and airy, flavorful and colorful, bite-sized cookie, widely considered the gem of French pastry. It’s simple yet elegant and adds an upscale international flavor option to Alpharetta’s Avalon in an accessible outdoor kiosk. Popular macaron flavors include:



  • Madagascar Black Vanilla 
  • Belgian Chocolate
  • Sicilian Pistachio
  • Red Velvet 
  • Rose 
  • Bubble Gum 
  • Salted Caramel 
  • Lemon Cream  
  • Columbian Coffee 



When lined up in an assorted display, they make a beautiful, colorful, rainbow statement.



All macarons are hand-made with no artificial flavors or preservatives by Chef Didier Saba, born, raised, and trained in France. Chef Didier’s team makes all the macarons with almond flour, so they are naturally gluten-free and only about 80 calories each. Chef Didier also hand-crafts assorted other pastries, including eclairs, napoleons, lemon meringue, and chocolate coconut tarts, and full-sized cakes for special occasions.



Le Macaron offers catering for corporate and social events, and delivery is available throughout the Atlanta metro area via DoorDash and Grubhub




The shop provides contactless payment options and has hand sanitizer available for their guests. The Le Macaron staff practices standard safety measures including glove and mask-wearing, frequently surface sanitizing, and plentiful hand washing.



Le Macaron Opens First National Outdoor Kiosk of French Pastries at Alpharetta’s Avalon



Le Macaron Avalon is located at 2200 Avalon Boulevard, Alpharetta, GA, 30009, behind The Plaza and in front of Regal Cinemas. Make sure to Friend and follow Le Macaron on Facebook and Instagram @lemacaronalpharetta or check out their offerings on their website at www.lemacaronalpharetta.com.




About Avalon


Avalon is a new experience in the timeless art of living well. In the heart of Alpharetta, an affluent suburb north of Atlanta, this sustainably designed, 86-acre community features more than 500,000 square feet of retail, a 12-screen all premium theater, conference center, and full-service hotel, Class A office, single-family residences, and luxury rental homes. Avalon infuses resort-level hospitality throughout a walkable, seamlessly connected community of shopping, dining, entertainment, living and working. It’s more than just another place to go; it’s a place to be — a hub of activity that delivers the luxury of the modern South. At 2.4 million square feet and more than $1 billion, Avalon has disrupted the industry, defining a new standard for retail-driven mixed-use development.




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