Being gluten-tolerant in a city like Paris seems like an impossible feat. From foot-long baguettes to freshly baked croissants, it is fair to say the main attraction for foodies is the wheat-based treats.
On arrival this week in the ‘City of Love’, I made it my mission to find the best meals, completely gluten-free in Paris.
By far the best gluten-free desserts I have tasted, this bakery can be found in the up-and-coming and incredibly Parisian neighbourhood of Madeleine. Known for its fashion and coffee culture, the bakery can be found just one street from the areas main square (L’église de la Madeleine). Grab a take-away éclair, walk down Rue Tronchet and absorb the culture.
Address: 28 Rue Vignon, 75009 Paris, France
Phone: +33 9 81 31 28 31
This adorable parlour-style bakery is found down one of my favourite passages in Paris. Passage des Panoramas is located in the Opera District (between the 2nd and 9th Arr.). From Grands Boulevards metro station, you can walk just 2 minutes to the gorgeous little patisserie and grab yourself some gourmet goodies, completely GF.
Address: 16 Passage des Panoramas, 75002 Paris, France
Phone:+33 1 40 26 41 24
Buckwheat ‘galette’ Crêpes
Crêpes are a quintessential French favourite. Whether you be picnicking by the Seine or need a fill-me-up before shopping, a galette crepe is the perfect snack. You will usually find these along street vendor stalls, in some restaurants and markets. For those who are incredibly intolerant, make sure your fillings are also wisely chosen; chocolate spreads, ham and chicken can sometimes have gluten in them. My favourite: Egg, tomato and cheese!
These are the yummiest local confections and rightfully famous for being mouth-wateringly flavoursome. Ladurée itself has been around for many generations, with stores across the globe selling the colourful delights. The best part, they are completely GF! Made from almond ground, egg and sugar, they may not be great for the waist line, but they won’t make you ill! Word of wisdom, be wary of the flavours, again- choosing one with a chocolate filling or a biscuit on top will render it no longer gluten free.
Address: France, 75 Av. des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris, France
Phone:+33 1 40 75 08 75
Have you come across any other GF gems in the city? I would love to hear about them below!