Metz Food Guide

Metz is a paradise for those with a sweet tooth. Pâtisseries are on every corner, each luring you in with more tantalizing creations. The charming streets and town squares are full of French brasseries and little cafés, while in summer, the whole city is filled with inviting terraces.

A Quattropole food guide made by Anne's Kitchen in collaboration with local foodie Stacy Wanderlust.

Metz Must Eats

  • Quiche Lorraine: a quiche with smoked bacon lardons and egg custard. Famous around the world, but it comes from here!

  • Pâté Lorrain: Eaten hot or cold, this pasty consists of a piece of meat paté wrapped in puff pastry.

  • Paris-Metz: A delightful cake created in honour of the inauguration of the TGV fast train line between Paris and Metz in 2007. Raspberries and arlequin candy-infused whipped cream are sandwiched between two colourful macarons.

  • Colombey: a light sponge cake made with mirabelles and decorated with the 'croix de Lorraine'.

  • Mirabelles: These sweet yellow plums are celebrated in style in Metz. 80% of the world's mirabelle production comes from Lorraine, so this fruit is the star in many local creations, and you also find cakes (Colombey), eaux-de-vie, jams and pâte de fruits made with mirabelles.