What to eat in Nice?
Some of the freshest and finest local produce the French Riviera has to offer can be found in Nice, so be sure to sample the delicious fare at markets, along with the town’s typical specialty dishes.
- Socca: A thin pancake made with chickpea flour is a typical specialty food of Nice. The socca is baked in an oven, seasoned with pepper and eaten hot.
- Salad nicoise: A famous, classic French salad of tomatoes and green beans topped with tuna, anchovies, olives, potatoes and hard boiled eggs and dressed with a vinaigrette.
- Ratatouille nicoise: A traditional French stewed vegetable dish. Tomatoes are a key ingredient, with aubergine, courgette, garlic, onions and peppers combined with a mix of green herbs.
- Pan-bagnat: The sandwich specialty of Nice. A whole wheat bread roll filled with the contents of a salad nicoise (raw vegetables, hard boiled eggs, tuna and anchovies) and sold at most bakeries and markets.
- Pissaladière: A pizza-like dish (without tomatoes or cheese) made from a thick dough and topped with caramelised onions, olives, garlic and anchovies and eaten as an appetizer.