The Chinatown Bakery With Macaron Ice Cream Sandwiches • Yolkin


Yolkin combines two of the greatest sugary treats in one delicious sandwich.

It’s the question that France has grappled with for years: how do you improve a macaron? Those airy almond bites have represented the peak of biscuit engineering, so it’s big news in the bakery world when a gamechanger comes along. But that’s exactly what Sammie Le did when she founded Yolkin a couple of years ago, filling her macarons with a scoop of heavenly ice cream. Happily, she’s now brought them ’em to Chinatown, with Yolkin’s first permanent shop.

Photo: @icecreamfeels

No yolk, these are a treat. Yolkin’s freeze-filled macarons have been making waves on Instagram, but they’re now delighting visitors to the West End. Le originally created them as a way to use up the leftover egg yolks (hence the name), and it turns out that the result is rather delectable. They’re pretty too, turning out in pastel colours and fun patterns.

Photo: @yolkinmacice

Yolkin has been in pop-up mode since 2015, so this permanent site also allows them to settle on a permanent menu. They’ve rotated through flavours during their residencies, and hopefully some of their previous efforts will make a return. I’m talking about the likes of red velvet, Hong Kong French toast, matcha Oreo, and s’mores. File this lot under “totally worth running the risk of brainfreeze for”.

Yolkin’s s’mores sandwich. Photo: @yolkinmacice

Macaron ice cream sandwiches are, quite rightly, the star of the show, but Yolkin has more to offer. They also serve scoops, ice cream cakes, and milkshakes, making it the next port of call for London’s foodies. I mean, you’re gonna want this Yolkin your mouth sooner rather than later.

Location: 24 Rupert Street, W1D 6DQ. Nearest station is Piccadilly Circus. See it on Google Maps.
Opening hours: the grand opening is Saturday 14th April, from 12:30pm. Full opening hours are TBC.
Price: one macaron ice cream sandwich costs around £4.50.
More information: from their website.

Featured image: @yolkinmacice

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