Coming from the states where bread is not an essential element of every meal, I was not prepared for how much I would miss carbs here in Paris. It’s hard not to though when there’s a boulangerie on nearly every Parisian street. The smells of baguettes and croissants wafting down the streets are rough on the celiac’s morale. Luckily there are a few different dedicated gluten-free bakeries in Paris! Below you’ll find those that I’ve tested and my thoughts. Test them for yourselves and let me know which one is your favorite!
Chambelland : Featuring hearty focaccia-like bread, this hip bakery also offers delicious sandwiches, soups, cookies, and other treats. Their offerings aren’t the most traditionally ‘French’ (no croissants here!) but I do think they’re the most consistent as far as texture and flavor go. My favorite is the pain de sucré which is a sort of breadstick with a hint of sweet orange flavor covered in melted sugar. It’s amazing.
Noglu : With a couple of different cozy locations, you’re bound to find delicious goodies at each of their cafés. They have their own gluten-free baguette and offer some of the more traditional french patisseries like a pain au chocolate some days. They also have beautiful cakes and bread on offer. Stop in for Lunch or try out their weekend brunch.
Helmut Newcake : A cute café near Madeline that offers lovely lunch options like sandwiches and quiches. They also have gluten-free eclairs, paris-brest, canelés and other French tartlets. Go early in the day as, in my experience, they sell out fast!
Foucade: I haven’t yet tried this place yet, but it looks adorable and they aim to limit all allergens, so what’s not to love! They have a café in the trendy Marais area which is conveniently located for visitors in Paris.