French food is world famous for its luxurious taste and richness. Butter, cheese and bread dominate many French foods, which make them some of the tastiest in the world.

Whether you go to a Michelin Star restaurant or a simple french brasserie the opportunity to visit Paris should be taken advantage of, and you can click here to win a weekend in Paris . Here are some French foods that you absolutely must try when you visit.


There is a stereotype about the French and it always seems to be about baguettes, those that haven’t visited Paris will be inclined to believe that this is exactly that, a stereotype, but baguettes really are abundant in Paris. The variety and quality in Paris is unbelievable and you should definitely enjoy some of that crusty on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside goodness that only Parisian baguettes have.

Steak Frites

This is the classic French bistro dish that is extremely popular in France, it is simply French fries paired with grilled steak, and sauces if you choose. This may sound simple but somehow the French seem to do this best.

Croque monsier

This is a typical dish served in cafes and brasseries and is a staple of the French. Essentially it is an oozing and crisp toasted ham and cheese sandwich, but sometimes the French will use some Bechamel sauce to add a touch of moisture.

The variation of this classic dish is the croque madame, which has a fried egg on top and is absolutely delicious.

Duck Confit

The confit method of cooking means to preserve something using oil or fat and duck confit uses the fat of the duck to cook a duck thigh/leg, making it amazingly tender and moist. This dish is so tasty and is most often always served with some form of potatoes on the side, often cooked in duck fat also, which adds even more flavour to the dish.

Jambon beurre

This is a typical Parisian half baguette smeared with butter (very French) and filled with jambon de Paris, which is a type of ham. This really is one of the most popular things to eat in Paris and is served at almost any bakery or cafe, it is especially good for eating on the go, which is what you will see most Parisians doing.