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

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109 25
Crème Brûlée is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best French Foods

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99 21
Baguette is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best French Foods

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101 23
Crepe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best French Foods

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86 19
Fondue is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best French Foods

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84 18
Pain au chocolat is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best French Foods

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76 20
Eclair is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best French Foods
Eclair

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64 25
Macaron is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best French Foods
bjornh added Macaron

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61 23
French fries is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best French Foods
bjornh added French fries

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56 21
Quiche is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best French Foods

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31 5
Croque-monsieur is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best French Foods
Andy Thornley added Croque-monsieur

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42 14
Beef bourguignon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best French Foods
bjornh added Beef bourguignon 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, ...

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54 23
Madeleine is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best French Foods

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43 15
Gratin dauphinois is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best French Foods
Gratin dauphinois

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45 18
Coq au vin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best French Foods

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48 21
Napoleon Cake is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best French Foods
wiabux added Napoleon Cake

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28 7
French onion soup is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best French Foods
Newhere added French onion soup

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29 8
Opera Cake is listed (or ranked) 18 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 ...

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39 18
Tarte Tatin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best French Foods
Tarte Tatin

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36 16
Fougasse is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best French Foods
Fougasse

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34 16
Kouglof is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best French Foods
Kouglof

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33 16
Tartifiette is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best French Foods
Tartifiette

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26 11
Flamiche is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best French Foods
Flamiche

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20 6
Vendean Brioche is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best French Foods
Bertrand Villain added Vendean Brioche

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28 14
Aligot is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best French Foods
Aligot

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29 15
Tourte is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best French Foods
Tourte

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23 10
Far Breton is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best French Foods
Far Breton

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25 12
Kouign Amann is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best French Foods
Kouign Amann

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31 18
Cassoulet is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best French Foods

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38 26
Ratatouille is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best French Foods

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15 5
Crouton is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best French Foods
Newhere added Crouton

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35 25
Escargot is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best French Foods

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21 12
Pain Aux Raisins is listed (or ranked) 33 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 ...

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12 4
Tarte flambée is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best French Foods
Newhere added Tarte flambée

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27 19
Clafoutis is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best French Foods
Clafoutis

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21 14
Rillettes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best French Foods
Rillettes

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23 16
Choucroute garnie is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best French Foods

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29 22
Bouillabaisse is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best French Foods

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16 10
Garlic is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best French Foods
Andy Thornley added Garlic

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17 11
Terrinee is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best French Foods
Terrinee

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

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19 15
Baeckeoffe is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best French Foods
Baeckeoffe

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16 14
Oysters is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best French Foods
Andy Thornley added Oysters

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16 14
Escabeche is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best French Foods
Escabeche

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16 14
Matelote is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best French Foods
Matelote

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16 16
Kig ha farz mambo is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best French Foods
Kig ha farz

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14 15
Truffade is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best French Foods
Truffade

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14 17
Andouillette is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best French Foods
Andouillette

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14 17
Waterzooi is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best French Foods
Waterzooi

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14 17
Potjevleesch is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best French Foods
Potjevleesch