Lady Yum Debuts Artisan Macaron Shop in Downtown Kirkland

Shop features artisan macarons in imaginative flavors, wine bar, café and local specialty foods 

Lady Yum, a new boutique shop dedicated to providing artisan French macarons, a large variety of wines, and delicious specialty foods, is officially opening its doors on July 18th, 2014 just steps from the Kirkland Marina, at 111 Lake Street. 
Lady Yum pushes the limits of her imagination to create macarons you won’t find in traditional parlors. Flavors of the delectable, gluten free treats include Mango Habanero, Fennel Pear, Maple Bacon and Pineapple Upside Down Cake. You can also enjoy their best-selling classics such as Salted Caramel and Toasted Coconut. 

In addition to these individual products, Lady Yum also offers catering for parties and events, pre-made gift baskets and a build-your-own-gift basket program. As with all of the products in the Lady Yum shop, the contents of these packages are carefully curated around the seasons/holidays, are beautifully arranged, and filled with inspiring stories of local businesses. 
After quitting her corporate finance job, proprietor Megan Gordon initially took on the moniker Lady Yum in 2011 as a baker of high-end custom cakes and dessert packages. Gordon has since shifted focus to pour her heart and soul into perfecting her most popular product – the French macaron. The Lady Yum shop is designed to be an inviting, stimulating and comfortable place to not only get your macaron fix, but to meet a friend for a glass of wine, grab a genuinely special gift for a loved one or browse some of the best local food items available. 
The store opening comes just over a month after the company completed a successful Kickstarter campaign raising over $37k in 30 days, $12k over Gordon’s initial goal. Seattle’s Marian Built provided the design and build of the space. 
“It was hard to put myself and my work out there, but it ended up being such an inspiring and gratifying experience, with my heart melting over and over again throughout the 30 day campaign by everyone’s generosity, excitement and true belief in Lady Yum,” Gordon said. “I am thrilled to be sharing both my macarons, but also to be supporting the local community through products I use both within the cookies, and on our shelves. The artisan food products featured on the store are delicious, attractively packaged, of the highest quality, and most importantly, have awesome personal stories attached to them. We will showcase them, share their stories, and help them create their following.”

Written by Charles Koh

Founded EatSeattle, and has continued to use his expertise as editor-in-chief to guide the website’s growth over the last five years. Koh’s experience focuses on digital marketing and social media, and has been a part of several companies, some of which he created, specializing in both areas over the course of his career. Koh was previously with Google and Zagat where he helped expand and grow communities worldwide.

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