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Laudrée and Pierre Herme move over. The most coveted cookies in Paris have entered the fastfood marketplace. Are they as delicate and crisp and colorful? Are there a variety of flavors (violet, pistachio, white truffle)? Are they packaged in designer pastel boxes or bags? Answer: no, no, and no.

macaronParisPros: they are half-price compared to their aristocratic version, their calorie count is low, they fill in for a sweet dessert if you’re just stopping in for a McCafé cappuccino. McDonalds also has clean free toilettes. You can also buy macarons in bakeries and supermarket such as Monprix. Cupcakes are so “over”, you compare the two.