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The Best French Foods

Updated June 14, 2019 7.3k votes 777 voters 15.5k views51 items

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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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  • Croissant1
    391
    79
  • Crepe2
    342
    65
  • Baguette3
    310
    63
  • Pain au chocolat4
    283
    68
  • Eclair5
    248
    52

    Eclair

  • Crème Brûlée6
    265
    79
  • Fondue7
    229
    65

    Fondue

  • French fries8
    235
    78
  • Macaron9
    191
    56
  • Napoleon Cake10
    146
    54

    Napoleon Cake

  • Quiche11
    148
    65
  • Opera Cake12
    109
    38

    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.
  • Croque-monsieur13
    117
    49
  • Beef bourguignon14
    113
    49
    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.
  • French onion soup15
    97
    40
  • Madeleine16
    113
    57
  • Gratin dauphinois17
    90
    44

    Gratin dauphinois

  • Vendean Brioche18
    68
    28

    Vendean Brioche

  • Ratatouille19
    84
    44
  • Tarte Tatin20
    85
    46

    Tarte Tatin

  • Crouton21
    65
    31
  • Coq au vin22
    85
    52
  • Garlic23
    71
    41
  • Pain Aux Raisins24
    61
    38

    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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    61
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    Kouglof