Bottega Louie is one of those places I had heard about time and time again, and I FINALLY went.
They sell regular food here, but you know I’m always meh about regular food and YYEEESSSSS about dessert.
I’ll cut to the chase since I’m a bit short on time. Pictures and overall thoughts:
These are good macarons and I love their massive selection. They are not the best, but I’ve had way way worse. These rank above average for me: they taste yummy, they are delicately crunchy on the outside, and soft and spongy on the inside (no massive pockets of hollow nothingness to disappoint me). The part that kills it is the price point. $2.50 for one. What also annoys me is their price points on their online menu: 4 for $10 / 8 for $20 / 12 for $30. Why not just say 1 for $2.50?? I see through your attempt to make me buy 4 or 8 or 12! Also, the box fits 5 perfectly so shouldn’t they be in multiples of 5? Well I guess their (and other bakeries’) data may show otherwise. $2.75 gets you one macaron at Laduree in New York and those are THE BEST macarons I’ve ever had. If you’re in downtown, you might as well go to ‘lette in Little Tokyo; they taste better and are $0.75 cheaper.
I’m aware of the potential for yelling here, seeing as how Bottega Louie has quite the following.
700 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90017