La Petite Sourie

2801 MacArthur Blvd.
Santa Ana, CA 92704


  • $$
  • Snack Food
Macarons - those much sought-after cookie sandwiches that usually cost more money than a thing of that size should ever cost - is French, of course. And yeah, it takes significantly more skill to make a macaron than a cupcake. But there are much more than macarons at Le Petite Sourie, a French bakery in Santa Ana that seems to have appeared out of nowhere. Try the Black Forest cake, which is densely chocolatey where it should be, fluffy everywhere else. But then there's the meringues - the items they're put on this green Earth to sell. They're packaged in clear plastic bags, about a half dozen or so in each satchel, and they're wonderful. Shaped like small meteorites - kind of uneven, with rough craters here, smooth surfaces there - you bite into one and discover that the insides are filled with just a touch of filling. Most importantly, they've got the right consistency throughout - a shatteringly crisp outer shell leading to a chewy center. Even better: they're cheaper than the macarons for the same amount of pleasure.

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