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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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143 32
Croissant is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best French Foods

2
133 31
Crepe is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best French Foods

3
124 29
Baguette is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best French Foods

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112 24
Pain au chocolat is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best French Foods

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111 25
Fondue is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best French Foods

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129 37
Crème Brûlée is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best French Foods

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102 25
Eclair is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best French Foods
Eclair

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86 32
French fries is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best French Foods
bjornh added

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78 34
Macaron is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best French Foods
bjornh added

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66 26
Napoleon Cake is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best French Foods
wiabux added Napoleon Cake

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45 13
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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67 31
Quiche is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best French Foods

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41 14
French onion soup is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best French Foods
Newhere added

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63 31
Madeleine is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best French Foods

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51 22
Gratin dauphinois is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best French Foods
Gratin dauphinois

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50 22
Beef bourguignon is listed (or ranked) 16 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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39 16
Croque-monsieur is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best French Foods
Andy Thornley added

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49 24
Tarte Tatin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best French Foods
Tarte Tatin

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51 29
Coq au vin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best French Foods

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42 22
Kouglof is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best French Foods
Kouglof

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41 23
Fougasse is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best French Foods
Fougasse

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25 11
Crouton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best French Foods
Newhere added

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39 24
Tartifiette is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best French Foods
Tartifiette

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25 12
Vendean Brioche is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best French Foods
Bertrand Villain added Vendean Brioche

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28 15
Far Breton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best French Foods
Far Breton

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35 22
Aligot is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best French Foods
Aligot

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39 26
Cassoulet is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best French Foods

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25 14
Garlic is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best French Foods
Andy Thornley added

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28 17
Pain Aux Raisins is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best French Foods
bjornh added Pain Aux Raisins https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pain_aux_raisins --- Pain aux raisins. is a breakfast food often eaten in France that is directly translated to raisin bread. It is also known as an 'escargot' in Australia. Pain aux raisins is a member of the pâtisserie viennoise family of baked foods.

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30 19
Kouign Amann is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best French Foods
Kouign Amann

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30 19
Flamiche is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best French Foods
Flamiche

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41 30
Escargot is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best French Foods

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42 31
Ratatouille is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best French Foods

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32 22
Clafoutis is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best French Foods
Clafoutis

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17 8
Tarte flambée is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best French Foods
Newhere added

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36 26
Bouillabaisse is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best French Foods

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32 23
Tourte is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best French Foods
Tourte

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26 18
Rillettes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best French Foods
Rillettes

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27 19
Choucroute garnie is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best French Foods

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22 17
Baeckeoffe is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best French Foods
Baeckeoffe

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20 15
Terrinee is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best French Foods
Terrinee

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23 19
Quenelle is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best French Foods
Quenelle

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19 17
Escabeche is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best French Foods
Escabeche

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19 17
Matelote is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best French Foods
Matelote

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18 19
Kig ha farz mambo is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best French Foods
Kig ha farz

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16 18
Truffade is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best French Foods
Truffade

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17 21
Waterzooi is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best French Foods
Waterzooi

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17 21
Andouillette is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best French Foods
Andouillette

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17 21
Potjevleesch is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best French Foods
Potjevleesch

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18 24
Oysters is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best French Foods
Andy Thornley added