For me, the perfect macaroni salad has to have the right amount of mayonnaise, carrots and celery, as well as al dente macaroni. I like my macaroni salad to have minimal amounts of mayonnaise - it shouldn't be bathing in it, but lightly covered. The carrots and celery must by finely chopped.
Here are my top picks across the States:
D&D Deli, Nanuet, NY
Whole Foods Market (various locations)
Mark's Place, Lihue, Kauai, HI
Close, but could be better:
Fairway Market (various locations) - if they cut down on the mayonnaise, it would be perfect.
Do you have any recommendations on what to try? Let me know