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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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152 36
Croissant is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best French Foods

2
140 34
Crepe is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best French Foods

3
131 31
Baguette is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best French Foods

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117 25
Pain au chocolat is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best French Foods

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137 37
Crème Brûlée is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best French Foods

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115 28
Fondue is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best French Foods

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108 26
Eclair is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best French Foods
Eclair

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93 34
French fries is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best French Foods
bjornh added

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83 35
Macaron is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best French Foods
bjornh added

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69 27
Napoleon Cake is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best French Foods
wiabux added Napoleon Cake

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47 14
Opera Cake is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best French Foods
bjornh added Opera Cake https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opera_cake --- Opera cake is a French type of cake. It is made with layers of almond sponge cake  soaked in coffeesyrup, layered with ganache and coffee buttercream, and covered in a chocolate glaze.

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72 33
Quiche is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best French Foods

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66 32
Madeleine is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best French Foods

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53 23
Gratin dauphinois is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best French Foods
Gratin dauphinois

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53 23
Beef bourguignon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best French Foods
bjornh added https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beef_bourguignon --- 
Beef bourguignon  or bœuf bourguignon, also called beef Burgundy, and bœuf à la Bourguignonne, is a well-known, traditional French recipe.

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43 17
Croque-monsieur is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best French Foods
Andy Thornley added

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41 16
French onion soup is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best French Foods
Newhere added

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51 26
Tarte Tatin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best French Foods
Tarte Tatin

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31 11
Crouton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best French Foods
Newhere added

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54 30
Coq au vin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best French Foods

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44 23
Kouglof is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best French Foods
Kouglof

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43 24
Fougasse is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best French Foods
Fougasse

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27 13
Vendean Brioche is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best French Foods
Bertrand Villain added Vendean Brioche

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38 23
Aligot is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best French Foods
Aligot

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30 16
Far Breton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best French Foods
Far Breton