French The Best French Foods  

Ranker Food
3.2k votes 338 voters 7.8k views 52 items

List Rules Vote for the best French foods

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.

1
129 26
Croissant is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best French Foods

2
113 25
Baguette is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best French Foods

3
119 28
Crepe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best French Foods

4
101 21
Pain au chocolat is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best French Foods

5
98 23
Fondue is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best French Foods

6
118 35
Crème Brûlée is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best French Foods

7
88 23
Eclair is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best French Foods
Eclair

8
74 27
French fries is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best French Foods
bjornh added French fries

9
70 31
Macaron is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best French Foods
bjornh added Macaron

10
62 28
Quiche is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best French Foods

11
56 26
Napoleon Cake is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best French Foods
wiabux added Napoleon Cake

12
59 29
Madeleine is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best French Foods

13
46 20
Gratin dauphinois is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best French Foods
Gratin dauphinois

14
36 13
Opera Cake is listed (or ranked) 14 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 ...

15
34 12
French onion soup is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best French Foods
Newhere added French onion soup

16
49 25
Coq au vin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best French Foods

17
44 21
Beef bourguignon is listed (or ranked) 17 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, ...

18
34 13
Croque-monsieur is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best French Foods
Andy Thornley added Croque-monsieur

19
43 23
Tarte Tatin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best French Foods
Tarte Tatin

20
38 21
Kouglof is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best French Foods
Kouglof

21
38 22
Fougasse is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best French Foods
Fougasse

22
21 9
Crouton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best French Foods
Newhere added Crouton

23
22 11
Vendean Brioche is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best French Foods
Bertrand Villain added Vendean Brioche

24
25 14
Far Breton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best French Foods
Far Breton

25
26 15
Pain Aux Raisins is listed (or ranked) 25 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 ...

26
28 17
Kouign Amann is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best French Foods
Kouign Amann

27
31 20
Aligot is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best French Foods
Aligot

28
34 23
Tartifiette is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best French Foods
Tartifiette

29
28 18
Flamiche is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best French Foods
Flamiche

30
34 25
Cassoulet is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best French Foods

31
15 7
Tarte flambée is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best French Foods
Newhere added Tarte flambée

32
39 30
Escargot is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best French Foods

33
30 22
Clafoutis is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best French Foods
Clafoutis

34
30 22
Tourte is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best French Foods
Tourte

35
33 25
Bouillabaisse is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best French Foods

36
39 31
Ratatouille is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best French Foods

37
21 14
Garlic is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best French Foods
Andy Thornley added Garlic

38
25 18
Rillettes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best French Foods
Rillettes

39
26 19
Choucroute garnie is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best French Foods

40
21 17
Baeckeoffe is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best French Foods
Baeckeoffe

41
19 15
Terrinee is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best French Foods
Terrinee

42
22 19
Quenelle is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best French Foods
Quenelle

43
18 17
Escabeche is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best French Foods
Escabeche

44
18 17
Matelote is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best French Foods
Matelote

45
17 19
Kig ha farz mambo is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best French Foods
Kig ha farz

46
15 18
Truffade is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best French Foods
Truffade

47
17 23
Oysters is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best French Foods
Andy Thornley added Oysters

48
15 21
Andouillette is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best French Foods
Andouillette

49
15 21
Waterzooi is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best French Foods
Waterzooi

50
15 21
Potjevleesch is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best French Foods
Potjevleesch