The Top 13 Foods You Must Try in Paris

Paris has many beautiful gardens, museums and landscapes, but besides these, it has its own and worth trying dishes.

French Foods

Some people dive into a new destination through monuments and museums. Some people like to try new dishes. The purpose here is. It is connect with local culture and cuisine, often including market visits, food tours and secret restaurants.

French Breakfast

Let the croissant eaten with coffee in the mornings spread all over the world and it will not be difficult at all to choose and try the most beautiful dishes.

French Chocolate
Delicious gourmet chocolates in Paris

You can also try to the famous and delicious food or snacks on your trip. The rest of the article will whet your appetite.


Falafel in Paris

If you ask why the Middle East’s appetizing Falafel is on this list while talking about the best snacks of French cuisine, we can say that these flavour balls are the exception to the list. In fact, this exception has gone so far as some say that the best Falafel comes from Parisian restaurants. It is possible to find flavour balls created with spices and various vegetables in almost every restaurant.


Forget the diet, these melt-in-the-mouth almond meringue sandwiches are worth every single bite and a trip to Paris isn’t complete without eating a mighty macaron.

There are hundreds of macaron shops scattered around the city, but the most famous of them all are Laudree and Pierre Herme (apparently Laudree invented the macaron, so you know they’re gonna be good!)

Macaron in Paris

We would not be exaggerating if we say that the croissant, is one of the most famous snacks of the French. You can choose a chocolate and jam croissant while resting or to accompany your coffee.

Paris Croissant and Coffee

French Crepe

Pancakes are a snack from the French, but we have carried their different forms to our breakfasts for many years. But the reason why it is famous in Paris is that it is a flavour sold not only at breakfast but also on the street, and also has sweet/salty options. You can try the most beautiful ones with a thousand and one varieties in modern restaurants in Paris!

French Crepe in Paris

More information about French Crepe:
French Crepe Tasting At The Foot of the Eiffel Tower

Onion Soup

It may not appeal to everyone’s taste, but it is one of the most famous side dishes of this geography. It is beneficial to try the onion soup, which is cheered with beef and peaked with caramelized onions, with cheese and bread.

Onion Soup

This dish, which is on almost every restaurant list, is originally made with duck meat, but restaurant chefs who love the difference also try to cook it with pork or goat meat.

Confit De Canard

The choice is yours, of course. Confit De Canard is the perfect answer to the question of what to eat in Paris, both light and delicious.

Confit de Canard

Beef Bourguignon

Born in France, this scrumptious meal will be ideal for those who want to taste local flavours. You will be amazed by the presentation of the steak kept in wine to onions and other greens in a cast-iron skillet. The red wine you will drink with it is one of the activities that will increase the taste of your meal.

Beef Bourguignon

Nicoise Salad

Parisians do not only eat meat and snacks, of course, but they also take care of their health and host the blessings of nature.

Nicoise Salad, one of them, contains anchovies and green beans that we are not used to. In addition, it is served with tuna, eggs and other salad ingredients and different sauce.

Nicoise Salad


Having a food culture that makes everyone smile, Paris puts the Ratatouille flavour, which we can call as a vegetable dish for vegetarians, among the famous dishes. We think that a meal made by baking various vegetables with very little oil falls under the light snack category.


French Cheese

France is a country famous for cheese. There are many people from all over the world who go for this only cheese. While there are about 1,600 distinct types of French cheese. They are grouped into eight categories, ‘Les huit Familles de Fromage’. There can be many varieties within each type of cheese, leading some to claim closer to 1,000 different types of French cheese.
In 1962, French President asked, “How can you govern a country which has two hundred and forty-six varieties of cheese?”

Also french cheese is an integral part of french wine culture.

French Cheese and Charcuterie


Yes, you’re thinking, escargots are just a fancy word for snails. That may be true, but snails are a popular Paris food nonetheless and worth a try whilst you’re in the capital.
They tend to taste like whatever they’re cooked in, which is usually butter, garlic, and parsley. Don’t be afraid to give them a go as you’ll probably be pleasantly surprised.

Escargots in France

Crème Brûlée

Crème Brûlée is the much-loved dessert. Delicious creamy, eggy custard topped with a crunchy sugar-glazed coating, yum!

Best Creme Brulee in Paris

Quiche Lorraine

The mighty Quiche Lorraine. The savoury cheese and bacon flan can be served hot or cold. It is the perfect snack to fuel your sightseeing.

Quiche Lorraine

When you go to Paris, don’t return without trying one or more of these delicious foods. It’s always fun to try new dishes.

Bon Appetit!