The most iconic food in Paris

Article submitted by Cécile Zarokian

Even for those that live in Paris, it is almost impossible to cover everything the city has to offer. However, there are those things that should get priority over others, and this is a list of the most iconic treats you can have in the city of lights.

Steak Frites

Visit one of the many French brasseries and experience one of the most iconic dishes known to France: Steak Frites. The dish goes to show how a properly chosen cut of beef, well cooked and served with doubled fried potatoes, and a good sauce can elevate even the most simple of dishes.

Hot Chocolate

Nobody makes a better hot chocolate than the French, and of the best, that you will ever drink is at the Angelina Tea House. The hot chocolate is a dream for lovers of dark chocolate and is a special blend of African cocoa from Niger, Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire. Some describe it as good as melted chocolate.


Macarons used to be an unassuming item in the typical French Patisserie until Pierre Hermé remade them. Hermé took these colorful treats to another level with flavors such as lemon, orange blossom, Corsican honey, Rose, lychee and raspberry, making them a worldwide hit.


What would a run around Paris be without breaking into an of freshly baked baguette? Take it one step further and eat one from the winner of the annual competition that crowns the best Baguette in Paris.