Chocolate, Caneles, Croque Monsieurs, Oh My! Here Are the Top Foods You Must Try in Paris

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Paris. The city of lights, the city of romance, the city of food. Yes, food.
Typically, people come to Paris to experience the ‘je ne sais quoi’ of the city, the gorgeous sparkling Eiffel Tower, and the sultry Frenchmen and women. But what they forget is the incredible Parisian cuisine. Made famous worldwide by traditional French chefs, French food is full of hearty flavors, delicate touches, and a certain je ne sais quoi all of their own. The average daily spending of a foreign tourist to Paris is 62 euros, so put your euros to good use and invest in as much Parisian cuisine as you can, as no trip to Paris is complete without it! Make sure to include some of these picks for a Julia Child experience all of your own.
Croque Monsieur/Madame
This simple lunch staple was the start of fast food in France, but it is not just an ordinary ham and cheese sandwich. Instead, picture ham grilled to perfection, doused with a little bit of mustard, all within toasted brioche slices. Add salty cheese on top and you’ll have a feast fit for a king. Want to get even fancier, ask for a Croque Madame and you’ll get a fried egg on top.
If you can find this delicious treat in one of the many restaurants in Paris, then you are in luck. A canele is a small pastry that is filled with sweet custard accompanied by a dark, caramelized crust. It is about five inches high, full of perfection.
It is no secret that France is known for its wine and champagne, as wine tourism is one of the most dynamic industries in the country. Anyone visiting Paris must try their fair share of red and white wines, and if they need some inspiration, they can head to Galeries Lafayette. Inside they will find the Bordeauxtheque that boasts over 1,200 Bordeaux wines perfect for any taste.
Steak Frites
Now your Paris vacation wouldn’t be a Paris vacation if you didn’t try French fries in their place of origin, would it? This classic bistro dish of steak, sauces, and french fries is brought to all new heights in Paris as the meat is tender and well chosen, and the fries are hand cut and double fried.
Lucky for you, these French desserts can be found on almost every street corner. You choose the fillings, from banana and Nutella to sugar to chocolate sauce and strawberries… the opportunities are endless! So go ahead, have five.
Parisian cuisine is like a box of chocolates, easy to come by and worth the indulgence. So come with an empty stomach and get ready to feast!

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