Eating gluten-free in Paris, the home of bread, croissants, pastries and more bread, could seem like the impossible task. However, we have found the best gluten-free options for you so that you can enjoy the culinary delights that the city has to offer and enjoy your trip here without worrying about what’s in crepe or croissant. Feast your eyes on our list of the best places for eating gluten-free in Paris.
1. Parisian Macarons
Glorious news for celiac or those suffering from a gluten intolerance, Parisian macarons are traditionally gluten-free, rejoice! These beautiful and colourful delights can be found all over the city. The best macarons are known to be found in Ladurée or Pierre Hermé so make sure to start there and sample the crème de la crème of Paris’s, fortunately gluten-free, delights!
14 Rue Ternaux, 75011 Paris
01 43 55 07 30
Thank the gluten-free gods for Chambelland. Packed to the rafters with homemade gluten-free breads of every variety you could possibly imagine, and the creators of some of the best gluten-free treats in the city with brownies, tarts, muffins and many more., Chambelland is a gluten-free heaven on earth. It’s a well-known favourite and not one to be missed.
3. Helmut Newcake
28 Rue Vignon, 75009 Paris
09 81 31 28 31
Another well-known and well-loved gluten-free patisserie, Helmut Newcake offers a grand variety of traditional French patisseries made with gluten-free recipes, and sometimes even dairy-free. The menu includes lemon meringue tarts, beautiful cheesecakes and even éclairs. They also have a lunch menu, if you are after a savoury gluten-free fix. Everything is well priced and extremely tasty.
16 Passage des Panoramas, 75002 Paris
01 40 26 41 24
Home to what some are calling the best gluten-free burger in Paris, Noglu is a firm favourite amongst gluten-free diners in the city. There are now three different Noglu restaurant-cafes in Paris, each providing something a little different but each wonderful and well-thought out. You will find scones, croissants, pains aux raisins and also burgers, club sandwiches, fish and meat dishes and dairy-free and vegetarian options.
5. Biglove Caffé
30 Rue Debelleyme, 75003 Paris
01 42 71 42 62
A cosy corner in the heart of the city, this place should definitely be on your list when eating gluten-free in Paris. They are widely known for their gluten-free pizzas which are some of the best in the city. With a rustic, homely ambiance, extremely aesthetically pleasing as well as delicious, Biglove Caffé provides the ideal haven for a gluten-free brunch, lunch or a sweet treat.
6. Bears and Racoons
21 Rue Richard Lenoir, 75011 Paris
09 51 67 87 71
On their website, they say they offer a healthy canteen with fresh, gluten-free products. They do not disappoint on the taste-front. Their sandwiches are generous in portion and they do not skip out on the quality either. An extraordinarily relaxed dining experience where you will find the best gluten-free fast food in Paris, make sure to give this a try.
7. Thank you, My Deer
112 Rue Saint-Maur, 75011 Paris
01 71 93 16 24
A small café-restaurant, exclusively gluten-free, Thank you, My Deer is a restaurant and coffee shop with 100% gluten-free, homemade and natural products. On top of providing some of the best gluten-free food in Paris, you will find that their coffee is also of excellent quality. Dairy-free milks are on offer for the hot drinks, so why not go and enjoy an almond-milk hot chocolate with a gluten-free pear and chocolate muffin, or a sandwich. You won’t be disappointed.
17 Rue Duphot, 75001 Paris
01 42 36 11 81
A vegetarian patisserie and entirely lactose and gluten free, Foucade is famous for its beautiful dessert and patisserie selection. Healthy and luxurious, Foucade is found in a very central location and ideal if you are looking for a healthy lunch or guilt-free cake or dessert. Not one to miss in this gluten-free Parisian line-up!
9. Rozell Café.
24 Rue la Vieuville, 75018 Paris
01 49 25 39 47
If you’re a crêpe lover and want a veritable Parisian crêpe experience, Rozell could be the answer. They offer incredible savoury buckwheat options which are beginning to overtake their regular option in terms of popularity. A family run business and situated in Mont-Martre, this is a nice option for a quick yet delicious gluten-free pit-stop.
10. Wild and the Moon
55 Rue Charlot, 75003 Paris
01 86 95 40 46
Speaking of pit-stops, Wild and the Moon is a lifestyle movement instilling the principles of unprocessed, pure food and offer a great selection of their famous juices whilst also having several salads with quinoa, acai bowls, chia puddings and breakfast options such as banana bread and granola with fruit. An excellent option for vegans and vegetarians, make sure to pop into Wild and the Moon!
Although it may seem a daunting spectacle, this list and these wonderful restaurants, cafes and patisseries all mean that your tastebuds will be fully satisfied without compromising your gluten-free diet. Bon appétit!