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
Phone number: 01 43 55 07 30
Food: 100% gluten free bakery
If you’ve seen any of my previous posts about my trip to Paris earlier this year, you may be wondering if I did anything other than eat during my holiday. ? The truth is it does feel like we spent a good chunk of those few days gluten free-hopping! What can I say, I didn’t expect Paris to be such a gluten free gem! And it’s not every day us gluten free people get the chance to sample so many delicious bakeries.
All without having to be afraid of cross-contamination as well! That’s always a big plus! There’s nothing worse than being on holiday and fearing a gluten attack. I don’t know about you, but taking too many eating out risks can really affect my overall enjoyment. I find myself constantly aware that I could get ill, have to go back to the hotel and having it potentially ruin part of my holiday. Plus the discomfort that this in itself entails… travelling on public transport, surrounded by people, when you feel ill is never fun. I know it shouldn’t, but it just stops me from fully enjoying myself at time and that’s when completely gluten free restaurants come to the rescue!
And Boulangerie Chambelland is yet another brilliant gluten free bakery to add to the list!
There just isn’t anything like it here in London. We do have a lot of gluten free bakeries, but none that sell what Boulangerie Chambelland does. It’s a little quirky and different from the bakeries I’m used to.
They sell a large selection of things including tarts, focaccia, cakes, cookies, macarons, sweet and savoury breads, sourdough bread and “chambellines” which are smaller versions of their loaves. Trust me, if there’s something you won’t lack in Boulangerie Chambelland, it’s choice.
Everything looked absolutely delicious, but as we were only there for a quick stop, trying to squeeze this visit in our hectic schedule, we had to go for the tartlets. Of course. Just look at them. ♥
My boyfriend and I took these to share and enjoyed them all, but we quickly descended into a fight over the lemon one as it was by far the best! Such a delicious flavour and texture. The other two were good as well, but a little dry in comparison so I would definitely recommend the lemon one if you decide to go for a tart.
Although I didn’t get the chance to return and try anything else, it’s great to see such a large selection of savoury options. A lot of bakeries (and gluten free companies in general) focus on sweet stuff, leaving savoury lovers drowning in a sea of cakes, cookies, brownies and more cakes and more brownies… Sometimes we just want to grab something suitable for breakfast or lunch, you know! We can’t live on dessert! It’s getting better slowly, but there’s definitely a need for more savoury food in the gluten free market so it’s great to see that Boulangerie Chambelland is another step in that direction.
On top of all their baked goods, there is a nice selection of sandwiches, soups, salads, etc. on the menu. Also including many savoury toppings for the bread like smoked haddock, cream cheese, etc.
All in all, if you’re gluten free and visiting or living in Paris, you can’t miss this place. It’s delicious, the staff are friendly and the place itself has a nice cosy feel. Whether you just want a bite and a coffee or a full on meal, the variety on offer will suit whatever you fancy. 🙂
For more info, check out their website –> here
For more gluten free restaurants and bakeries in Paris, here’s my list –> 12 completely gluten free restaurants in Paris.