What to taste in Brittany?

Want to know what to taste in Brittany, here we give you all our secret!




Brittany is surrounded by sea so seafood is definetly one of ou specialty. On seaside towns you will find shops and restaurants where you can taste our local seafood & fishes. If you have money, you should definetly le Homard Breton… so yummy!



Brittany is also known for oysters & mussels. The region of Cancale and all the bay of Mont Saint Michel is specialized in production of oysters and mussels. You can see the fields from the coast.

A famous town to taste oysters is Cancale, once there, you will probably see trucks full of oysters going out of the sea. It is a really amaizing to see all these fields and the workers.


cancale oysters

Probably the first thing you got to try! The bests of all are in Cancale, but if you’re staying during Saturday we advise you to walk in the market of Dol de Bretagne, so you can find your happiness.



The “galette” is a typical Brittany meal too. It is a salty crepe to which you can add some ham, cheese and egg , any ingredients you like can be added in it. You can find those in restaurants called “Crêperie”, they are everywhere in Brittany and are specialized in galettes.

Galette can be find also in the street such as in local market where people like to eat Galette Saussice which is like the local hot dog: a galette with a sausage. (If you pass by Dol de Bretagne, you should definetly try one on our saturday market Main Street)

You can also taste the “crêpe”, a sweet hot dessert looking like a pancake, but more finer and larger. With a bit of fruit jam, chocolate or simply sugar, it is delightful! You can taste it with us at breakfast 😉




It’s a cider of apple with a low alcohol which is specialty of Britanny . Absolutely you need to try it!

The typical way to drink it, it’s with some creps but you can drink it also for apetizer. You will find ciders in every Creperie and also in some bars. You will be abble to taste it at Edd Hostel too 😉



The bravest of you could also try the “kouign-amann”, another Breton dessert. Made from a lot of sugar and butter, it is super tasty! You can find those in any backery of Brittany.



Little dry biscuits from Brittany, thoses pastrys are one of the favorite of Bretons! Like the kouign-amann, it’s maked with both sugar and butter.

Order it with a cup of coffee and dip the biscuit into it. Delightfull! You can find it at every shops of Brittany.



A really cheap and easy to cook dessert, but still delicious! It may looking like a flan but it’s not, here goes the far breton. It is usually cooked with fruit in it, like prunes, but you can also eat it without any.

You can find those pastries in any backeries in Brittany.



If you go to the Mont Saint-Michel, you’ll probably see those sheeps grazing into pres next to the Mont. Lamb meat from Brittany is particular because sheeps are grazing into saled pres, where the sea is coming and going. It gives the meat a special Breton taste!

Any good Breton restaurant will propose you Lamb meals from thoses pres!



Aah, what will be a Breton backpacker without his paté Henaff? Made from pure and noble pork parts like fillet and roast, this paté is really good and easily transportable because it’s canned food.

Take one of these in your backpack, some bread with butter or cheese and you’re good to go! The best is that you can find any of these product in every shops, and it is cheap. Hénaff also made food for astronauts, the greatests explorers of all times!


& much more…

Tell us what is your favorite and what did you taste while your travel in Brittany!



To have more information about te region, check our other articles.



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