Interesting Food in Brittany

Taste of the magical land

Let’s put an end to the clichés! There’s more to Brittany than crepes and buckwheat pancakes! The ocean tang of oysters, the succulence of fresh king scallops, the crunchiness of kouign-amann, a heavenly crepe topped with salted butter caramel, a bowl of sparkling cider, ripe strawberries from Plougastel, full-bodied buckwheat whiskey … These are all among the tastes of Brittany!

Food from Mysterious Brittany

Are you ready for an unforgettable taste experience? Whether you have a savory or a sweet tooth, Brittany will tempt your palate with its must-try specialties. Fish and shellfish, meats, fruits and vegetables, pastries,

there’s a well-stocked larder of 100% Breton produce just waiting to be sampled! You’ll find savory buckwheat pancakes to take away at the market, plates of seafood to eat while you gaze out to sea. All irresistible flavors of Brittany!

Brittany's appetizer - Seaweed

As an appetizer, main course, or even for breakfast, seaweed is on the menu! With its exceptional nutritional qualities, this superfood is a delight for the taste buds. Edible seaweed is very popular in Asia and is becoming a food of the future. Brittany boasts the largest production in Europe, and talented Breton chefs successfully emphasis this treasure. You can’t miss it when you’re at the seaside, and we think we know about seaweed, but in fact it has many a secret to reveal. Seaweed does not have roots, but crampons, to attach onto rocks. It draws its benefits directly from sea water and is a concentrate of trace elements,…

Brittany's secret ingredient - Breton butter

Butter is the ultimate Breton product and there are very few dishes that don’t involve butter. It improves the aromas and flavors of food without changing their character and it adds smoothness to dishes, making them more pleasing to the palate.

Why is salted butter eaten in Brittany you ask?

Brittany’s butter is special, most often salted, in particular using salt from famous Guérande.

Brittany's delicacy - Blue Lobster

A fine, firm flesh, an attractive black shell with blue highlights, these are the features that make the Breton lobster unique. Sometimes called the ‘petit bleu’, it is known for its extremely fine taste.

Breton chefs definitely wouldn’t argue with that! This is an unique delicacy in Brittany only.

Brittany's sweets - Breton pastries

There’s nothing better than finishing a meal on a sweet note or enjoying a sweet treat at any time of day. Breton pastries and sweet treats are always very popular and make the best holiday memories.

There are Kouign-amann, Far Breton, Gâteau breton, Fondant Baulois, Breton biscuits, Crêpe dentelle and so much more pastries waiting for your sweet tooth to have a taste right in Brittany.

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