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

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

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

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Pain au chocolat is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best French Foods

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

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

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

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Quiche is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best French Foods

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Macaron is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best French Foods
bjornh added Macaron

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Beef bourguignon is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Gratin dauphinois is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best French Foods
Gratin dauphinois

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Croque-monsieur is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best French Foods
Andy Thornley added Croque-monsieur

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

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Madeleine is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best French Foods

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

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Coq au vin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best French Foods

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

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

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Flamiche is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best French Foods
Flamiche

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

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

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Cassoulet is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best French Foods

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

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

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Kouign Amann is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best French Foods
Kouign Amann

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Tourte is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best French Foods
Tourte

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Far Breton is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best French Foods
Far Breton

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Crouton is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best French Foods
Newhere added Crouton

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

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Tarte flambée is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best French Foods
Newhere added Tarte flambée

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Escargot is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best French Foods

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

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Bouillabaisse is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best French Foods

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Garlic is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best French Foods
Andy Thornley added Garlic

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

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Pain Aux Raisins is listed (or ranked) 38 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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Rillettes is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best French Foods
Rillettes

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

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Baeckeoffe is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best French Foods
Baeckeoffe

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

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

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

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

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Oysters is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best French Foods
Andy Thornley added Oysters

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

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

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

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