‘Lette Macarons, a popular macaron chain in Los Angeles, recently opened a kiosk inside the UTC mall.
The beautiful displays of macaron towers have been attracting a crowd. There was a steady stream of customers when I visited, with most people seemingly just drawn in, like bees to honey. The macarons are not made in San Diego, but rather are brought over from Beverly Hills.
The prices are a little bit puzzling. A single macaron costs $1.95. However, 2 macarons will cost you $4. But if you then decide to spring for 6, they will only cost you $11.
I ended up choosing a box of six since there were quite a few flavors I wanted to try. I really loved the box the macarons came in, with the ‘lette symbol embossed on the box. And it came with a cute bag too.
I chose sweet almond wedding (their most popular flavor), rose, cassis, passion fruit, coconut, and Madagascar vanilla.
I was worried the macarons might not be fresh, since they are not made on site, but they still tasted pretty good. My reaction to each one varied greatly. Some of the shells lacked flavor and the fillings were too sweet. Others, the shell flavor was spot-on. I really enjoyed the Madagascar vanilla, which had a powerful aromatic punch of premium vanilla. The violet cassis and passion fruit shells also had good flavor depth. I found the almond wedding way too sweet as a result of the almond paste filling.
Overall, I enjoyed the macarons here. While they don’t rank near the top of my favorites, they are pretty and tasy. If you love macarons and you live nearby, it’s worth a visit, especially since the macaron scene in San Diego has remained fairly sparse.
Inside UTC Mall
4545 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122