Traditional Rennes Food
Cuisine is an integral part of any local culture, and no trip to Rennes is complete without tasting the traditional Rennes food. This directory offers information about the traditional dishes and drinks available in Rennes to help visitors better understand the local food culture and make an informed decision when trying them.
- Andouille: pork sausage made with onions, peppers, wine and spices.
- Breton seafood platter: seafood variety dish served with sauce mignonette and lemon wedges.
- Coquilles Saint-Jacques: Scallops with mushrooms & white wine.
- Crepes: thin pancake made made from wheat flour.
- Galette: flat, crusty, pastry cake.
- Moules Mariniere: mussels cooked with white wine and garlic.
- Palourdes farcies: baked clams stuffed with herbs.
- Saucisson: meat (usually pork), salt, spices, sugar, nitrites and/or saltpeter.
- French onion soup: onion and beef broth traditionally served with croutons and cheese as toppings.
- Oyster Soup: fresh oysters, milk, butter, onions, celery, mace, flour, egg yolks, salt, pepper and herbs.
- Soupe au Sarrasin et au Lard: buckwheat soup.
- Soupe de poissons: spicy fish soup.
- Salade aux coques de Bretagne: salad made with potatoes, clams, onions.
- Buckwheat seafood ravioli: thin seafood dumplings.
- Choucroute garnie (dressed sauerkraut): sauerkraut.
- Cotriade: fish stew made from conger and eel.
- Gigot d'Agneau: traditional lamb leg dish.
- Gratin de Riz au Thon: rice and tuna gratin.
- Kig ha farz: boiled pork meal with buckwheat dumplings.
- Kouign patatez: a Breton dish made with crushed boiled potatoes mixed with flour.
- Mouton a la cuillere: baked mutton.
- Pot-au-feu: a French beef stew.
- Poulet au Cidre: chicken in cider.
- Quiche: oven-baked dish.
- Salt Meadow Lamb: baked lamb.
- Apple and Calvados Sorbet: frozen dessert made from Apple brandy.
- Beignet aux pommes: apple fritters.
- Breton biscuits: traditional crusty and buttery biscuits.
- Far Breton: traditional prune cake.
- Kouign Amann: layered butter cake.
- Palet Breton: sweet dry pastry cookies.
- Quatre-quarts: cake made from four ingredients: flour, sugar, butter, eggs.
- Galette Saucisse: wrapped sausage.
- Breizh Cola: locally produced cola.
- Buttermilk: (Babeurre), traditional milk drink made with butter.
- Hot chocolate: a heated beverage consisting of shaved chocolate, melted chocolate buds or cocoa powder, heated milk or water, and sugar.
- Blanche Hermine: white wheat beer.
- Cervoise Lancelot: strong and aromatic beer.
- Chouchen: traditional brandy made from honey.
- Cider: alcoholic beverage made of apples.
- Kir (Kir Breton), made with cider instead of white wine.
- Lambig: strong liqueur made from local cider.
- Muscadet wine: dry white wine.
- Poiré: sparkling drink made from fermented pear juice.
- Pommeau: a drink made of apple juice and apple brandy.
- Telenn Du: dark beer.
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