My short guide to eating as a coeliac, gluten free in Paris.
Disclaimer: ALWAYS mention you are coeliac before ordering, never just choose the gluten free item on the menu. Chefs don’t want to make you ill, and with the knowledge of your allergy will take care and attention when preparing your food.
Gluten Free Pastry
Paris has some of the worlds most delicious gluten free patisserie, here are the places I visited to try it.
Scrap any breakfast or brunch plans you have and head here for the most buttery pastries you have EVER tried.
I had the croissant AND pain au chocolat for breakfast plus took a whole host of gluten free deliciousness. I would recommend the salted caramel éclair and anything else you can carry.
It’s 100% gluten free so no chance of cross contamination.
15 Rue Marie Stuart, 75002 Paris, France
Another one of those places you should skip breakfast for and just eat pastry,
I took away extra cakes as I could not get enough of the choux at Sitron, you would never believe it was gluten free.
Sitron offers brunch on a Sunday and if it’s half as good as the cakes you will be amazed.
Another 100% gluten free place so order away and enjoy.
Yummy & Guiltfree
9 Boulevard Montmartre, 75002 Paris, France
The name is a little bit problematic but hold your breathe and just enjoy the waffles from the 100% gluten free DELIGHT.
It’s not necessarily pastry but the waffles here are so good I couldn’t resist putting them up.
I tried the pistachio flavour which was tasty, but to be honest everything looks delicious!
They do a savoury waffle which I am not sure about but will reserve judgement.
Gluten Free Lunch & Dinner
I didn’t want to differentiate between lunch and dinner here as the Paris gluten free dinner and lunch choice is vast and delicious.
When a picture says a thousand words.
Check out the crust on this incredible pizza! BigLove only serves gluten free pizza so the chance of cross contamination is very minimal.
The pasta isn’t gluten free but why would you want to order that anyway?! The dough is delicious and this is my top recommendation for Paris.
Be prepared to queue unless you get there when it opens at 12 - which I did do.
Bears and Raccoons
Sandwich shop Bears and Raccoons may seem like it’s a little bit out of the way but it’s worth making the trip!
It’s a fully gluten free sandwich shop, but you would never know. The bread is light, fluffy and delicious and the fillings are great,
Much hyped NoGlu is another 100% gluten free restaurant.
I found it overpriced and the service was lacking, but worth the trip to experience an interesting menu selection and a safe coeliac eating environment.
If you’re in Paris, you need to try the heart shaped gluten free pizza of Il Quadrifoglio.
It’s not as good as BigLove but the restaurant is sweet, the dough is puffy and the flavour combinations are classic and delicious.
The kitchen takes precaution to minimise cross contamination but please be aware that this isn’t a 100% gluten free kitchen, so make sure to ask questions.
There are a great selection of 100% gluten free restaurants in Paris, so most of the time you don’t even need to worry about cross contamination, however, it’s still always worth asking and mentioning your coeliac disease at the time of ordering.
I spent most of my time eating but made sure to check out the The Centre Pompidou as the exhibits were amazing.