Bow Market has been opening piece by piece in Somerville’s Union Square, starting with Remnant Brewing and most of the non-food vendors. Now, the first of the food vendors — aside from Remnant, which in addition to operating as a brewery is also a cafe during the day, selling Iggy’s pastries alongside coffee, tea, and kombucha — is about to debut. Tamy Chung opens Maca on Saturday, June 9, filling the open-air market with adorable meringue confections. Her macaron shop is sandwiched between the forthcoming Jaju Pierogi and Gâté Comme des Filles storefronts.
Chung started her macaron business a few years ago, vending at farmers markets and pop-ups, as previously reported. Her creative designs feature characters from Pokemon, Hello Kitty, Paddington Bear, and more, not to mention assorted animals and unicorns, and she offers custom orders for special events like baby showers, Oscar parties, and holidays. If the designs aren’t enough to entice, the flavors surely will, with varieties ranging from cake batter, salted caramel, and cookie butter to strawberry rhubarb cheesecake, lemon poundcake, and butterbeer, among dozens of other flavors.
For opening weekend, customers at Maca can expect to see different flavors on Saturday and Sunday, according to Chung. Flavors will constantly rotate through, since many are small batch or limited release, she said. In addition to the traditional round macarons, Chung will make some character shapes for her first weekend at Bow Market, possibly pandas and unicorns.
Chung also has two special collaborations for opening weekend. For one, she partnered with her Union Square neighbor Gracie’s Ice Cream to make “unicorn poop ice cream,” which consists of fruity pebble ice cream with rainbow swirls and mashed up macaron shells. The ice cream will be served in between two large macaron shells, recalling a February collaboration between the two businesses.
Additionally, Maca has teamed up with Salem’s Goodnight Fatty cookie pop-up for a decadent cookie combo: Goodnight Fatty made raw cookies and cream cookie dough (eggless and heat-treated for safety), which will get sandwiched between macarons. The special concoctions will likely be available on Sunday only.
“These sold out in their Salem home base for our pop up on March 31, and I expect them to go fast again, along with Unicorn Poop,” Chung said.
Maca at Bow Market will open June 9 at 11 a.m. and will then operate Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. until sellout.
• Maca Coverage on Eater [EBOS]
• Somerville Is Getting Ridiculously Adorable Macarons [EBOS]
• Bow Market Coverage on Eater [EBOS]
• Maca [Official Site]