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The Best French Foods

Updated June 14, 2019 7.0k votes 760 voters 15.1k 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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  • 1
    Croissant
    379
    73
  • 2
    Crepe
    326
    65
  • 3
    Baguette
    298
    62
  • 4
    Pain au chocolat
    273
    62
  • 5
    Eclair
    234
    51

    Eclair

  • 6
    Crème Brûlée
    255
    78
  • 7
    Fondue
    219
    62

    Fondue

  • 8
    French fries
    228
    72
  • 9
    Macaron
    181
    55
  • 10
    Napoleon Cake
    140
    51

    Napoleon Cake

  • 11
    Croque-monsieur
    115
    43
  • 12
    Opera Cake
    102
    35

    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.
  • 13
    Quiche
    139
    65
  • 14
    Beef bourguignon
    109
    47
    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.
  • 15
    Madeleine
    110
    52
  • 16
    French onion soup
    90
    39
  • 17
    Gratin dauphinois
    88
    42

    Gratin dauphinois

  • 18
    Vendean Brioche
    67
    27

    Vendean Brioche

  • 19
    Tarte Tatin
    84
    44

    Tarte Tatin

  • 20
    Ratatouille
    81
    43
  • 21
    Coq au vin
    85
    49
  • 22
    Crouton
    62
    31
  • 23
    Garlic
    68
    41
  • 24
    Pain Aux Raisins
    60
    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.
  • 25
    Kouglof
    60
    37

    Kouglof