French phrases for buying food


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Learn a few French phrases for buying food and drinks and you won’t starve in Paris :-)

I’ve written a few ideas for buying different types of food, some in shops – bakeries/boulangeries, some in cafés and restaurants, which I hope will be helpful for you.

How to say words in French

If you make the smallest effort, to learn to speak a few French words,  you’ll be able to speak a bit more French each day, and you’ll be so pleased with yourself.

Simple French phrases to learn

If you click the icon to the right of each French English translation, you can hear my pronunciation of the word or phrase.

Bonjour! Hello (or Good day)
Je suis desolée, mais je ne parle pas bien francais. I’m sorry but I don’t speak French very well.
Je voudrais … I would like …
… une baguette svp
… un croissant svp
… un pain au chocolat
… un pain au raisin
… une tarte aux pommes
… a baguette please
… a croissant please
… a chocolate croissant
… a raisin bun please
… an apple pie
Ca coute combien … This costs how much  …
… pour deux oranges?
… pour le sandwiche?
… for two oranges?
… for the sandwich?
Deux tranches de jambon svp. Two slices of ham please.
Un demi baguette svp. Half a baguette please.
Un sandwiche greque svp. A greek sandwich please.
Je voudrais le steak frites svp. I’d like the steak and chips please.
Je voudrais … I’d like …
… le soupe a l’oignon svp … the French onion soup please.
… une mousse au chocolat svp … a chocolate mousse please.
… voir le menu svp. … see the menu please
… l’addition svp. … the bill please.


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