12 Completely gluten free restaurants in Paris

20 Completely Gluten Free Restaurants in Paris

Travelling gluten free comes with its challenges, all of which I’m sure you’re all too familiar with, but if your destination is Paris, fear not! You won’t be left starving this time.

My boyfriend recently took me to Paris for my birthday and I must admit that at first my expectations were low. Having had a mediocre ‘gluten filled pizza and pasta everywhere’ food experience in other French cities in the past (requiring much creativity in order to eat), I was preparing myself for a similar scenario.

But oh no, to my surprise Paris turned out to be a gem for gluten free food. Initially all my online research kept redirecting me towards the same result – NoGlu – but as I dug deeper I discovered a massive selection of 100% gluten free bakeries, cafes and restaurants. From eclairs to waffles to pizzas, trust me you won’t not go hungry in Paris!

The list ended up so long that my trip turned into some kind of gluten free crawl. ? In the end I didn’t even have the time to try them all, let alone test any of the gluten free friendly ‘normal’ restaurants!

So without further ado, here is my list of 100% gluten free restaurants in Paris:

1. Helmut Newcake

Gluten free salted caramel eclair and chocolate profiterole cake from Helmut Newcake in Paris

Salted caramel eclair and chocolate profiterole cake.

Location: Paris, France (28 Rue Vignon, 75009 Paris, France)

Nearest Metro Stations: Madeleine (line 8, 12 and 14)

Opening Times:  Monday to Saturday – 11:30am to 7pm, Sunday – closed

Food: a huge selection of delicious pastries and sweet things + a few savoury options like sandwiches.

Where to begin, Helmut Newcake simply is a gluten free heaven. Paris has a rich selection of gluten free bakeries and restaurants, but in my opinion this one wins hands down. If you’re gluten free and visiting Paris, you just cannot miss this place!

GLUTEN FREE ECLAIRS – need I say anymore!? 😀

Read my full review —> here.

For more info, check out their website —> here and their Facebook page —> here.

 

2. Bears & Raccoons

'Grumpy Bear' gluten free pastrami sandwich from Bears and Raccoons in paris

‘Grumpy Bear’ sandwich – pastrami, coleslaw, cheese, pickles and rocket.

Location: Paris (21, rue Richard Lenoir)

Nearest Metro Stations: Charonne and Voltaire (line 9)

Opening Times:  Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 11 – 15:30, Thursday and Friday 11 – 15:30 & 18:30 – 21:30, Saturday 11 – 21:30, closed on Sundays.

Food: sandwiches/subs, cakes, muffins, biscuits, etc.

Bears and Raccoons is a brilliant little coffeeshop. Yummy food, great service from friendly staff and cosy atmosphere. A definite must-go for any gluten free people living in or visiting Paris.

Read my full review —> here

For more info, check out their Facebook page —> here.

 

 

3. My Free Kitchen

(UPDATE: PERMANENTLY CLOSED)

Gluten free goat cheese and ham pizza from My Free Kitchen in Paris

Goat cheese and ham pizza.

Location: Paris, France (1 Bis Rue Bleue)

Nearest Metro Stations: Cadet and Poissonière (line 7)

Opening Times:  Monday to Friday – 12 to 3pm and 7pm to 10pm, Saturday – 12 to 3pm, Sunday – closed

My Free Kitchen is a brilliant little restaurant around the 9th arrondissement that is definitely worth a visit. The food is great, the staff are very friendly and the wine is lovely too. Besides being 100% gluten free, they also have dairy free as well as vegetarian and vegan options.

Bear in mind that the menu varies slightly from day to day and the pizza is only available at dinner time.

Read my full review —> here.

For more info, check out their website —> here and their Facebook page —> here.

 

 

4. Yummy & Guilt Free

Gluten free ham and emmental waffle from Yummy and Guilt Free in Paris

Ham and creamy emmental waffle.

Location: Paris, France (14 Rue du Temple, 75004)

Nearest Metro Stations: Hôtel de Ville (line 1 and 11)

Opening Times:  Monday to Saturday – 11am to 7pm, Sunday – closed

Food: waffles

You can find this awesome waffle bar hiding in a courtyard behind the shop Le BHV Marais L’Homme. It’s 100% gluten free, with a choice of both sweet and savoury waffles. My boyfriend and I were both impressed with this place. Gluten free waffles are such a rare opportunity and these didn’t disappoint!

Read my full review —> here.

 

 

5. Boulangerie Chambelland

Gluten free lemon meringue, raspberry and chocolate tarts from Boulangerie Chambelland in Paris

Lemon meringue, raspberry and chocolate tarts.

Location: Paris, France (14 Rue Ternaux, 75011)

Nearest Metro Stations: Parmentier (line 3) and Oberkampf (line 5 and 9)

Opening Times:  Tuesday to Sunday – 9am to 8pm, Monday – closed

Food: a wide selection of tarts and other sweet baked goods, sweet and savoury breads, etc.

This is yet another brilliant gluten free bakery that is well worth the visit. There is so much on offer, both sweet and savoury, and a lot of interesting and different options to ‘normal’ bakeries. Like Chambellines (small versions of their freshly baked loaves), sourdough bread, focaccia and sweet breads which come in a variety of flavours.

Read my full review —> here

For more info, check out their website —> here and their Facebook page —> here.

 

 

6. Thank You My Deer

(UPDATE: PERMANENTLY CLOSED)

Ham, fried eggs, cheese, gluten free homemade bread and garlic & herbs butter from Thank You My Deer in Paris.

Ham, fried eggs, cheese, homemade bread and garlic & herbs butter.

Location: Paris, France (112 Rue Saint-Maur, 75011)

Nearest Metro Stations: Parmentier and Rue Saint-Maur (line 3)

Opening Times:  Monday to Friday – 8am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday – 12:00 to 6pm, Monday – closed

Food: 100% gluten free cafe

This is a cute little cafe that is perfect for breakfast. Nice and simple. I didn’t get the chance to try anything else, but they also had some yummy looking muffins, cookies, etc.

Check out their website —> here and their Facebook page —> here.

 

 

7. NoGlu

Beef and beansprouts from NoGlu in Paris

Location: Paris, France (16 Passage des Panoramas, 75002)

Nearest Metro Stations: Richelieu Drouot (line 8 and 9), Grands Boulevards (line 8 and 9) and Bourse (line 3)

Opening Times:  Monday – 12:00 to 3pm, Tuesday to Friday- 12:00 to 3pm and 7:30pm to 10:30pm, Saturday – 11am to 4pm and 7:30pm to 10:30pm, Sunday – closed

Food: 100% gluten free bakery and restaurant

NoGlu has two outlets, adjacent to each other; one being a bakery/shop/lunch, the other being a restaurant that recently opened up.

I didn’t get to try the bakery, which I’ve heard very good things about, but I had dinner at the restaurant. Previously I had heard a lot about this place on gluten free groups so I was looking forward to it, but if I’m honest I was extremely disappointed. I had a lasagna which tasted as if it had been sitting around for a long time… the texture was so hard (and burnt in places) that it was difficult to cut. It had the tell tale signs of having been cooked more than once.

I’m not a fussy person that complains easily and maybe I was just there on the wrong night, but considering how expensive this place is, I left feeling quite displeased. While my boyfriend thought his dish was ok (pictured above), we both agreed that overall our meals were not worth the money. I searched through review sites afterwards and unfortunately found similar stories. 🙁

So all in all we were not impressed with the restaurant, but definitely give the bakery a go as I’ve only heard great things about it!

On a more positive note, I have to say the restaurant’s atmosphere and location (in a cute and very French Arcade) was brilliant. I could definitely see myself going there to enjoy a drink at night. And again, as the restaurant is relatively new, it could just be that they need more time to develop.

For more info, check out their website —> here and their Facebook page —> here.

 

And those I didn’t have the chance to try:

8. 3Bio

(UPDATE: PERMANENTLY CLOSED)

Location: 44 Rue de Provence, 75009 Paris, France

Nearest Metro Stations: Chaussée D’Antin Lafayette (line 7 and 9)), Le Peletier (line 7) and Notre-Dame0De-Lorette (line 12)

Opening Times:  Monday to Friday – opened for lunch only 12:00 to 3pm, Saturday and Sunday – closed.

Food: clean, vegetarian, low in sugar and mostly dairy free dishes. Soups, stews, mixed plates, desserts, etc.

For more info, check their website —> here and their Facebook page —> here.

 

 

9. Biosphere Cafe

Location: 47 rue Laborde 75008 Paris

Nearest Metro Stations: Saint-Augustin (line 9) and Miromesnil (line 13)

Opening Times: Monday to Friday – 12pm to 6pm, Saturday – 12pm to 10pm, Sunday – 11:30am to 3pm

Food: crepes, pastries, macarons, soups, pies, cakes, sandwiches, freshly cooked bread, etc.

For more info, check out their Facebook page —> here and their website —> here.

 

 

10. Gaté

(UPDATE: PERMANENTLY CLOSED)

Location: 11 Rue Dupuytren 75006 (angle 9 rue Monsieur Le Prince)

Nearest Metro Stations: Odeon (line 4 and 10)

Opening Times: 11 Rue Dupuytren 75006 (angle 9 rue Monsieur Le Prince)

Food: cakes, pastries, savoury meals, etc.

For more info, check out their Facebook page —> here and their website —> here.

 

 

11. MS Kiosk

(UPDATE: PERMANENTLY CLOSED)

Location: 85B Boulevard de Magenta, 75010 Paris, France (In Marché de Saint-Quentin)

Nearest Metro Stations: Paris Est (line 4, 5 and 7), Poissoniere (line 7) and Gare du Nord

Opening Times: Monday to Friday – 9am to 8pm, Saturday – 9am to 10pm, Sunday – closed

Food: menu varies from day to day and includes things like salads, crepes, burgers, pasta, etc.

For more info about the food on offer, check out their Facebook page —> here.

 

 

12. Sabroso Foodtruck

Location: 4-6 Rue Louis Armand, 75015 Paris

Nearest Metro Stations: Porte de Versailles (line 12), Balard (line 8) and Corentin Celton (line 12)

Opening Times: every friday – 12:00 to 3pm

Food: South American cuisine. Empanadas, arepas, papa rellena, platanos, patacones.

For more info, check out their Facebook page —> here.

 

UPDATE – Many more gluten free cafes and restaurants have opened in Paris since I wrote this guide! I haven’t had the chance to try any of them, but I thought I’d include them here so you know what’s out there. ?

13. GROM

Grom gelato / completely gluten free Italian gelato in Paris

Multiple locations around Paris

14. Cafe Maréva

Location: 38 Rue du Faubourg du Temple, 75011 Paris, France

15. Little Nonna

Location: 12 Avenue Niel, 75017 Paris, France

16. Sitron Sans Gluten

Location: 15 Rue Marie Stuart, 75002 Paris, France

17. Judy Cantine Qualitarienne

Location: 18 Rue de Fleurus, 75006 Paris, France

18. La Guigette D’angele

Multiple locations around Paris

19. Maison du Sans Gluten

Location: 12 Rue d’Hauteville, 75010 Paris, France

20. Onyriza

Location: 38 Rue du Château d’Eau, 75010 Paris, France

 

As you can see, there is a lot to choose from. One thing to bear in mind is that Paris cafes and restaurants have very strange and irregular opening times so be sure to check before heading out somewhere! Or you could waste a lot of time travelling to a place only to find it’s closed!

By the way, if you know of any more gluten free (or gluten free friendly) restaurants in Paris, leave a comment below! I’d love to try different places on my next Paris trip! 😀

Enjoy!

 

One Comment

  1. This is amazing! I was scared I wouldn’t be able to eat in Paris. I’m going to try all of these.

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