What to eat and drink in Marseille
Predictably enough, France boasts with one of the greatest cuisines in the world. In the following, let’s see what to eat and drink in Marseille.
First off, let’s remember that Marseille is one of the most prominent cities and cultural centers in France and Europe. It is also the place of birth of many world-renowned dishes. Will you guess their names?
The Bouillabaisse is most probably the name that most resounds with Marseilles’ cuisine, a delicious traditional stew made of fish, parsley, seafood, tomatoes and a drop of white wine. This is what you will be served at most restaurants in town, and the experience is worth it, trust us!
If we’ve covered the most famous dish, let’s name the traditional local drink: Pastis is a French alcoholic beverage made from anise. Perfect as an aperitif on a hot day, the Pastis is yellow and thick and very refreshing. Plus there are non-alcoholic varieties on the market as well!
Croque-monsieur and croque-madame are two varieties of delicious sandwiches for your breakfast.
They are made of ham and cheese, put in the oven or on the grill. And don’t suspect the people of Marseille of sexism: the name difference comes from a delicious egg present in the croque-madame sandwich.
A port by the sea, Marseille used to be a fishermen’s village once upon a time, so much of the cuisine includes fish, seafood, and shrimp, like the exquisite “shrimp Risotto” or the pasta with squid available in restaurants.
Green beans, tomatoes, potatoes and pumpkins, along with sauces, olive oil, garlic, saffron and bread crumbs are also always present in the local people’s nutrition and you should expect finding them on the plate placed in front of you!
There are lots of famous restaurants worth visiting, as well as monuments and museums in town, and with Marseille airport transfers you can see them all.