Lyon being the gastronomic capital of France has always been on my bucket list. From chicken liver cake to pistachio sausages, here you get all kinds of innovative stuff. With so much glory and magnificence, it’s hard not to get caught up in their world of culinary extravagance. So much so, the answer to ‘what to eat in Lyon’ is endless. If you want, you could opt for a food tour or just explore on your own like I did.
A MEAL AT A BOUCHON
To familiarize you with the culinary scene in Lyon, the city is filled with bouchons, so much so that a trip to Lyon is incomplete without stopping by a bouchon in Vieux Lyon. Bouchons are restaurants serving traditional lyonnaise cuisine but before entering PLEASE read the menu carefully! Google and translate the menu in your language before you step in cause some of the dishes can make you reconsider dining at a bouchon. At least that’s what happened with me!
HAVE A SCOOP OF TERRE ADELICE
Terre Adelice, situated in the alleys of Vieux Lyon, serves the most innovative flavours when it comes to ice creams. From lavender to tomato-basil to goat cheese, the list is never-ending. It is hands down the best ice cream in Lyon! You can’t go to Lyon and not have it.
STOP AT PRALUS
Before coming to Lyon, I had no idea what Pralus was but then my chef at ENSP suggested that it has best brioche aux praline. So I decided to give it a try and it came out to be one of the best decision of my trip. The pink praline brioche didn’t just look sumptuous, it was unbelievably delicious.
LES HALLES DE LYON – PAUL BOCUSE
This indoor market is a food heaven or as some call it, a feast for the eyes. From locally sourced seafood and poultry to all kinds of cheese, wines from nearby regions and sophisticated patisseries and chocolates, take your pick! Just seeing the array of food will make you hungry.