After a day filled with sunbathing and swimming near the sapphire blue water of the Promenade des Anglais, put your feet up and enjoy these local favorites at the breezy cafes and lively restaurants along the beach.
This chickpea pancake is a popular street food baked on a searing hot griddle. It’s crispy on the edges and soft in the middle. Taste test your way through the city by visiting top rated Sacco spots like Chez Thérésa or Chez Pipo. After a few weeks in the Côte d’Azur, you’ll be a street food connoisseur.
Pairs well with Rosé (see below).
Local Rosé is cheap, dry, and the pairs perfectly with sand, sun, and fun.
YELLOW ZUCCHINI FLOWER
These squash blossoms are popular in Niçoise cooking and are just as tasty as they are colorful. Try them battered and fried or stuffed and baked. This popular food iseasy to find May through September.
Invented in Nice, this famous veggie dish involves sautéing and baking vegetables to enhance their flavor. You might find tomato, garlic, onion, pepper, eggplant, fennel, or basil in this side or main, served at lunch and dinner. Try it Niçoise style.
FRESH PRODUCE FROM THE FOOD & FLOWER MARKET AT COURS SALEYA
Absorb the local culture as you stroll among the food stalls and take in the amazing colors and smells for the market. Grab fresh fruit, veggies, bread, and cheese to enjoy on a bench or back at home. Considered one of the largest in France, this market has something for everyone!
Your memories of favorite meals in Nice will stick with you long after souvenirs have lost their luster. Keep a travel journal with descriptions of them so you can recreate and share them with family and friends when you return home.