Top 5 Must Eat Foods in Paris

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Written By Profil Holidays Editors

If you’re a foodie enthusiast then you surely have heard of the famous Auguste Escoffier! France is known for being one of the famous places in the world for its diverse and impeccable culinary industry. With that being said, here are our top 5 must try food when in Paris, France.

1. Escargot

I’ll admit, it may sound a bit weird for the first timers to eat a precious little snail but if you can get past that idea, then I assure you that you will find this meal ultimately delicious. 

This is definitely one of the locals favourite dishes to devour. 

A simple dish made with garlic butter and a couple of herbs, and I assure you that you will be blown away. After all, I think we can admit that the classic garlic butter sauce definitely changes everything in a dish.

2. Foie Gras

To make it simple, it is technically like meat butter. If you were to make a butter from duck then you’d come up with foie gras. Toast up your bread and spread some of this delicious duck spread to devour this breakfast dish.

It is a simple yet flavorful spread. It is smooth and has a rich meat flavour that will definitely make you fall in love with it. Trust me — it will get you addicted to it after a couple of bites. It is best served on toast or a freshly made baguette. 

3. Baguette

I would say that the French are ultimately proud of their breads – a baguette is a definite one that everyone falls in love with upon staying in Paris for a few days.

If you’re coming from the Philippines, you won’t be able to find your Pinoy Faves such as Gardenia. 

This bread is ultimately soft on the inside and when heated up – it brings out a different type of flavour. It can be eaten hot or room temperature, it is still delicious either way. 

4. Croissant / Pain au Chocolat

For starters, if you’re coming from the Philippines then let me tell you this — ordering a croissant or a pain au chocolat in France has a huge difference in its size and in its chocolate. 

This delicious pastry is puffy square croissant or, if chocolate then it consists two thin strips of semi-sweet chocolate down the center. 

TIP: for delicious fresh croissants & pain au chocolat, make sure to get yours before 10AM. The earlier, the better.

5. Crepes

This is a must try in France. I’ll be honest with you — crepes are not always considered to be a dessert. In fact, it can be considered as a meal instead given the size of it and the amounts of add ons that are included. 

It is an ultra-thin pancake that can sweet or savory, typically rolled or folded with a variety of fillings such as Nutella, strawberries, whip cream and many more.