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Macaron Giant Ladurée Moves On Union Station

Parisian cookie maker opens its second D.C. shop this month

Ladurée at Union Station
Tierney Plumb

Train travelers with good taste can as of Tuesday morning now pause for a quick cookie and coffee break, thanks to the arrival of French confectioner Ladurée inside Union Station.

The Parisian company unveiled its highly anticipated first D.C. location in Georgetown (3060 M Street NW) less than two weeks ago. This newest 500-square-foot spot is half the size of that flagship store, but is packed with lots of to-go edible and retail goodies like candles, totes, and scents. Spools of silky ribbon dangle near the register to add a finishing touch.

In true French fashion, many of the featured bites are rather dainty: croissants come in regular or mini size ($1.65), and tiny finger sandwiches (tuna, ham, salmon, or cheese) are $2.20 apiece. There are also some more substantial options, including quinoa or Caesar salads for $10.50, as well as $4 sliders such as the Champs Elysées, which packs arugula, mozzarella, ricotta, zucchini, and eggplant into a brioche bun.

Croissants are $1.70 to $3.60
Tierney Plumb

Clear counters contain delicate and colorful desserts, like an $8 Ispahan with raspberries. The brand’s iconic seasonal and traditional macarons are $2.80 each, including lemon, passionfruit, and a flavor unique to D.C.: Cherry Blossom.

Status: Certified open at 6 a.m. on weekdays, and at 7 a.m. on weekends. 50 Massachusetts Avenue NE; website.

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