French Food Cuisine
French Food Cuisine

Top 10 French Foods

Madeline Thatcher
By Madeline Thatcher, Associate Writer
Published July 13, 2019

Presiding over one the world's great culinary heritage, French food is an exploration of delight and history. To help you explore the wonderful world of Parisian food from your own kitchen, here’s a list of the top 10 French foods you’ll want to try. From Cuisses de Grenouilles (frog legs) to Creme Brûlée, the list of popular French cuisine features everything from the complex to the simple. Whether you're new to French food or an expert, you're sure to find something to make your mouth--and your soul--happy.

  • Frog Legs (Cuisses de Grenouilles)[1][3]
  • Frog Legs French Food
    A famous French starter, frog legs are often fried or breaded, and lots of people say they taste like chicken!

  • Escargot[1][3][4]
  • Escargot French Food
    One of France’s most stereotyped cuisine options, escargot are snails covered in garlic butter. They even have their own special fork to pull the meat from the shell!

  • Raclette[1][3][4]
  • Raclette French Food
    While Raclette has its origins in Switzerland, this incredible cheese is also popular in France.

  • Croque Monsieur[1][2][3]
  • Croque Monsieur French Food
    The croque monsieur is the perfect lunch option, and if you’re thinking ham and cheese is too basic, think again. With a creamy bechamel sauce and grated swiss cheese poured over the top, this takes lunch meat to a whole new level.

  • Bouillabaisse[1][3]
  • Bouillabaisse French Food
    Bouillabaisse may be a bit of a mouthful to say, but it’s even more a mouthful to eat. A seafood stew, it boasts a variety of shellfish and a delicious tomato base.

  • Ratatouille[1][3]
  • Ratatouille French Food
    Ratatouille is a French comfort food filled with delicious vegetables layered in a baking dish.

  • Galette Crepe[3][4]
  • Galette Crepe French
    A galette is a type of savory crepe made with buckwheat flour and folded into a square. The inside can be filled with all sorts of delicious fillings, but one of the most classic is ham and egg.

  • Coq-au-vin[1][2][3]
  • Coq-a-vin Food
    Chicken and red wine is a lovely combination, and provides the poultry with a rich, deep flavor. It’s often served with rice and vegetables.

  • Macaron[1]
  • French Food Macaron
    There’s a wide variety of flavor combinations, but the unique crunchy-yet-fluffy texture makes this a dessert worth remembering.

  • Creme Brûlée[1][3][4]
  • French Food Creme Brulee
    A sweet vanilla custard with caramelized sugar top makes for a sweet, smooth, and crunchy finish to any meal. It’s rich and decadent—the perfect encapsulation of what French cuisine can be.


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