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The Best French Foods

Updated June 14, 2019 7.2k votes 804 voters 15.9k 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
    401
    79
  • Crepe2
    350
    65
  • Baguette3
    317
    64
  • Eclair4
    255
    55

    Eclair

  • Pain au chocolat5
    285
    70
  • Crème Brûlée6
    265
    81
  • Fondue7
    232
    67

    Fondue

  • French fries8
    234
    81
  • Macaron9
    187
    57
  • Napoleon Cake10
    144
    55

    Napoleon Cake

  • Quiche11
    145
    66
  • Opera Cake12
    107
    41

    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
    116
    50
  • French onion soup14
    97
    40
  • Beef bourguignon15
    108
    51
    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.
  • Madeleine16
    111
    56
  • Gratin dauphinois17
    86
    42

    Gratin dauphinois

  • Vendean Brioche18
    67
    27

    Vendean Brioche

  • Ratatouille19
    83
    43
  • Tarte Tatin20
    83
    44

    Tarte Tatin

  • Crouton21
    64
    30
  • Coq au vin22
    82
    49
  • Garlic23
    68
    41
  • Pain Aux Raisins24
    59
    37

    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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    58
    37

    Kouglof