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List of the Most Popular Foods in Paris

When you visit France, you will likely come across foods which you have never seen or heard of before. As a result, it is important to learn about which ones are most important to try before hitting the local streets. There are many popular foods that anybody should try when they visit the country’s capital. There are also many popular French food souvenirs in Paris. Often, time is the biggest reason that tourists aren’t able to experience the full pleasures of the wide variety of delicious cuisines here.

a list of popular foods in Paris

Savory Beverages and Tastings

It is difficult to come here without tasting some of the finest drinks in the world. We have many resources available on this topic to assist you. Whether you want to learn where to buy wine in Paris, or learn more about how a tasting event works. If you are interested in the cost, here is more information.

Guide to the Most Famous Parisian Cuisine

Since there is often plenty of foods to try and very little time, many people who come here seek to have a basic rundown on the many things to try while travelling through the country. To make things easier for you, we have compiled most of the cuisines that everybody should at least try once in their lifetime.

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The Top Foods to Try:

  • Baguette.
  • Croissants.
  • Crêpes.
  • Macarons.
  • Steak Frites.
  • Magret de Canard.
  • Omelettes.
  • Falafel.
  • Cheese.
  • Fish.
  • Escargots.
  • Oysters.
  • French soups.
  • Pizza.
  • Ice cream.
  • Hamburgers.
  • Wine.
  • Pastis.

Main Groups of Popular Products

1. Baguettes

The baguette is one of the most commonly consumed products. You can use it for sandwiches, dipping, and comes as a side at many restaurants. Baguettes date all the way back to the time of Napoleon and have been held in their tradition ever since.

2. Cheese

Everybody needs to visit a shop for this intensely popular delicacy. This is an excellent addition to any meal, and there are so many varieties to choose from. Many people travel here just to try the diverse range of cheeses. A restaurant will normally offer many wonderful types of cheeses. 

3. Pastries

Whether it's for breakfast or dessert, there are many pastries to choose from. It could a soft and tasty macaron, or a pain au chocolat, a croissant for breakfast or afternoon snack. There is a pastry store nearby anywhere in the city with many different options and flavors

4. Meat

There are a lot of different varieties of meat here, mostly local. Dishes will be served with most common meat such as beef & chicken. Duck is another popular meat for magret de canard and other recipes. Many dishes will often be accompanied or dominated by meat. 

5. Seafood

Seafood such as raw oyster, crab, and shrimp are two popular seafood options, among others. There is plenty of wonderful options for seafood in this ocean and sea surrounded country. If you have just a day or so here, this is definitely one of the things you need to try.

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