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The Best French Foods

Updated June 14, 2019 6.9k votes 753 voters 15.0k views51 items

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List of the best French food, as ranked by professional chefs, natives of France, and food enthusiasts. When people think of France, monuments like the Eiffel Tower and French art museums may come to mind, but no part of French culture is more rewarding and memorable than their food. The food in France is a fragile mix between rich and complicated, sometimes taking scientific-like steps to make, making it all the more satisfying to eat.  Ingredients often include bread, eggs, and cheese, mixed a way so unique that each ingredient tastes like never before.That’s one of the beauties of French cuisine: it’s always a special experience to try.

The French foods on this list of top foods from France include dishes that you can find on menus all over the world, regardless of ethnicity, like quiche and crème brulee. Meanwhile, other dishes are very exclusive to French restaurants, such as escargots and quenelle.

What are your favorite French foods? Whether you’re a fan of sweet French desserts like macaroons and pain au chocolate or singular eating experiences like sharing a pot of fondue, French food has a special place in the heart of food lovers across the globe. If you don't see your favorite foods from France on the list of greatest French foods, make sure to add them.

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    Kouglof
    58
    37

    Kouglof

  • 27
    Kouign Amann
    54
    32

    Kouign Amann

  • 28
    Far Breton
    46
    26

    Far Breton

  • 29
    Cassoulet
    59
    41
  • 30
    Tarte flambée
    36
    18
  • 31
    Fougasse
    55
    39

    Fougasse

  • 32
    Rillettes
    46
    30

    Rillettes

  • 33
    Clafoutis
    47
    32

    Clafoutis

  • 34
    Bouillabaisse
    53
    40
  • 35
    Aligot
    52
    41

    Aligot

  • 36
    Flamiche
    43
    31

    Flamiche

  • 37
    Escargot
    57
    55
  • 38
    Choucroute garnie
    37
    32
  • 39
    Tourte
    37
    32

    Tourte

  • 40
    Baeckeoffe
    32
    26

    Baeckeoffe

  • 41
    Quenelle
    35
    33

    Quenelle

  • 42
    Escabeche
    28
    30

    Escabeche

  • 43
    Truffade
    27
    28

    Truffade

  • 44
    Terrinee
    24
    25

    Terrinee

  • 45
    Kig ha farz
    24
    31

    Kig ha farz

  • 46
    Matelote
    22
    29

    Matelote

  • 47
    Andouillette
    25
    37

    Andouillette

  • 48
    Potjevleesch
    21
    30

    Potjevleesch

  • 49
    Oysters
    30
    51
  • 50
    Waterzooi
    19
    34

    Waterzooi