Paris Gluten Free: gluten-free restaurants that we have tried –
Paris isn’t a particularly “glutenfree-friendly” city, but it also offers various restaurants and bakeries where you can eat “safely”.
We lived in Paris for 2 months and in this article we talk about some restaurants that we tried.
Inside this guide you will find:
Small and cozy place, 100% gluten-free.
They have sandwiches with various fillings, some desserts, fruit juices, and smoothies. You can choose the filling of the sandwiches from a blackboard where they write the sandwiches of the day and these are prepared on the spot. The bread is delicious, soft and tasty. The sandwich, large enough, is served divided in half.
We took one with turkey, vegetables, spicy sauce, cheddar and jalapeno and another with salmon and avocado. Really good!
With two sandwiches and two small bottles of water, we spent € 20.00.
Address: 14 Boulevard Montmartre, 75009 Paris – Phone: +33 1 53 24 60 00
Hard Rock Cafe Paris is a nice American style music-themed restaurant, it’s always full of people and therefore quite noisy, but still cozy and pleasant.
They have a special gluten-free menu with burgers, appetizers, salads, meat, and desserts.
We took a burger with the “pulled pork” and barbecue sauce with French Fries and Mexican beans,
and a New York steak with mashed potatoes. Both dishes were good, although for my taste their barbecue sauce was too sweet, so I didn’t like the burger very much, though both the meat and the gluten-free bread were good.
In all, with water and a Coca-Cola, we spent € 48.60.
100% gluten-free place where we had a great pizza! Light dough and great topping ingredients.
Small and very busy place, also suitable for having an aperitif. Reservations recommended.
We had two pizzas (one margherita and one diavola) and two Zero Coke for a total of €47.00.
Address: 12 Rue de la Tour d’Auvergne, 75009 Paris – Phone: +33 1 44 65 09 63
A very nice place with vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free cuisine, with organic ingredients and no added sugar. The menu is all gluten-free, except for the bread. For celiacs instead of bread, they bring small salted pancakes.
It ‘s very famous for the Sunday bruch, so it’s better to book.
We took baked aubergines with vegetables and legumes and pancakes of rice flour and chickpeas with a herbal cream. For dessert a chocolate and cherry cream and a lemon curd with blueberries.
All the dishes are with very little salt and no added sugar, so they aren’t as tasty as we can be accustomed, but they are still good, with a delicate flavor and certainly healthy.
In all, with water and a smoothie, we spent € 45.00.
Address: 176 Rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris – Phone: +33 1 73 73 22 24
Very small restaurant with vegan, gluten-free and raw cuisine.
We were taken to this delicious place by Chiara of the site Bacididamaglutenfree.com where you can find lots of places personally tested by her in Paris and other European cities (site in English and French).
Here you can find avocado toasts, smoothie bowl, raw cheesecake and brownie, fruit and vegetable juices and other healthy, organic dishes with no added sugar.
Upon Chiara’s advice, we took the avocado toasts, really good (although we aren’t avocado lovers we really appreciated them) and two huge really delicious chocolate smoothie bowls, the best I’ve ever eaten!
In total (3 bowls, 3 toasts, and water) we spent € 39.00.
Address: 69 Rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris – Phone: +33 1 58 90 18 12
There is also another venue of this chain in Paris: 16, passage des Panoramas – Phone: +33 01 40 26 41 24 – Glusearch
Noglu is a completely gluten-free bakery-restaurant with two places in Paris and one in New York.
The restaurant on Rue de Grenelle, where we stayed for lunch (there are few seats and it’s very popular, so it’s advisable to book), is very nice, with a good choice of sweet and savory products to take away.
We took vegetable lasagna, chicken and cheese toast and for dessert two small tarts, one with chocolate and one with cream and raspberries. All really good.
In total, with water, we spent € 43.00
Small vegan and gluten-free restaurant, nice and cozy, with few seats. The restaurant is very popular, so it’s not easy to find a seat, but many customers take away the dishes.
The restaurant works like this: at the entrance there is the counter with the dishes, where you can order the “bowl” with up to 4 ingredients among the 6-7 available (various hot and cold salads and rice), plus you can order a piece of focaccia, 2-3 types of cake (all very simple and without added sugar) and then juices and centrifuged vegetables.
We took two dishes with various proposals of the day, a chocolate biscuit, a piece of focaccia and a soybean yogurt with muesli and to drink a matcha tea and natural water, for a total of € 28.80.
The dishes are very simple, with a good and delicate flavor. The biscuit wasn’t particularly good, practically tasteless, while we liked the soy milk yogurt. The focaccia wasn’t bad, but not soft and seemed almost raw inside.
In Italy, for products at risk of contamination AIC “Associazione Italiana Celiachia” (Italian Celiacs Association) tells us to buy and consume only products with the word SENZA GLUTINE (GLUTEN-FREE).
The association of French celiac disease AFDIAG explicitly states that allergen is among the ingredients, so all those products that do not contain prohibited cereals (for example blé – wheat / barley – rye / orge – barley) can be consumed by the celiac subject.
If you find starch, or modified starch, without any specification, then the product is gluten-free, otherwise, you will find expressions such as “amidon de blé” or similar.
On contaminated products, then the sentence “may contain traces of grain containing gluten”.
This, moreover, is not valid only in France, but also in countries like Switzerland, Belgium, and Germany where celiacs make their purchases simply by looking at allergens on the label.
In France, therefore, there are few products with the inscription “gluten-free” (specially imported from Italy and Spain) and you can still find them in large supermarkets (such as Carrefour and Auchan).
You can find gluten-free products in supermarkets and organic stores such as the chain
and in the shops of the English chain
In the Auchan and Carrefour supermarkets, we found an excellent sliced bread by Genius (English brand), one of the best ever eaten! The same brand also includes wholemeal buns, sweet sandwiches with chocolate chips and muffins:
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