Best Gluten Free Bakeries in Paris
French cuisine centers heavily on various delightful, buttery baked goods. And it’s hard to imagine a trip to Paris without trying some of the country’s famous baguettes, croissants, or pain au chocolat. But what if you’re gluten free? In recent years, the sans gluten movement has gained a lot of traction in the French capital. And today, the best gluten free bakeries in Paris rival the traditional ones in terms of taste and quality. So here’s a local’s guide to the best gluten free bakeries in Paris!
Bears and Raccoons
The first gluten free bakery on my list was born from two Parisians who traveled abroad, and discovered Paris needed more gluten free options. You’ll find Bears and Raccoons smack dab in the middle of the trendy 11th arrondissement. This charming spot is part bakery and part healthy fast food restaurant, but everything is gluten free and made on site.
On the sweet side, they have pretty much everything from cakes to cookies and muffins, and a full coffee shop menu to match. In terms of healthy fast food, they’ve got a selection of hearty sandwiches and wraps which will certainly fill you up.
bears and raccoons – 21 rue richard lenoir 75011
metro station: charonne
opening hours: monday – friday 9:30AM//5:30PM
price range: €
Yummy and Guiltfree
With two locations in Paris and a pop-up shop at the Grande Epicerie, Yummy and Guiltfree should definitely be on your gluten free radar. They specialize in fluffy, gluten free waffles or gaufres topped with either sweet or savory spreads. In the savory department, choose from Thai style chicken, guilt free croque monsieur, roasted veggies or the special seasonal waffles. Sweet waffles can be topped with homemade Nutella, caramel spread, or plain topped with sugar.
Everything is made using quality French ingredients, and each item is certified gluten free. They’ve also just launched a line of gluten free pastries like Madeleines, and in summer they have vegan sorbets. All delicious! Yummy and Guiltfree is very popular in Paris, so you may have to wait in line. But I can tell you, the wait is worth it! They only accept cash payments though, so be sure to plan ahead.
yummy and guiltfree – 3 Rue du Temple, 75004 Paris
metro station: hotel de ville
opening hours: monday – friday 10AM//9PM
saturday and sunday 11AM//8PM
price range: €
With several bustling locations scattered around the city, there’s no contesting Helmut Newcake’s popularity. Easily one of the best gluten free bakeries in Paris, this place has become famous for their delicious renditions of classic French pastries and breads.
From baguettes and sourdough loaves to pain au chocolat, cheesecakes, lemon meringue tartes and even the traditional Christmas cake, everything is homemade on site. And without gluten, though you wouldn’t know the difference! Somewhat of a rarity, Helmut Newcake does an excellent job of keeping the traditional recipes and flavors, but nixing the gluten (and often dairy too, but be sure to ask). And in addition to their bakery, there’s a boutique attached where you’ll find all kinds of gluten free goodies from Italian pasta to local craft beer.
helmut newcake – 144 Rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris
metro station: louvre rivoli or les halles
opening hours: tuesday – saturday 9AM//7PM
price range: €€
Located in the hip 10th arrondissement, Onyriza is another high end gluten free bakery in Paris. And one of the most delightful if I do say so myself. Here you’ll find large selection of homemade pastries like fruit tartes, Madeleines, cookies and chouquettes; most of which are also dairy free. All of the pastries are carefully crafted, and look just as good as they taste!
Onyriza also caters to the area’s lunch crowds by offering several healthy and gluten free takeaway options. The lunch options are mostly vegetarian and change seasonally, with choices like Massamam curry, Tagine, and Buddha bowls.
onyriza – 38 rue du Château d’Eau, 75010 Paris
metro station: republique or jacques bonsergent
opening hours: tuesday – saturday 11AM//7PM
price range: €€
La Belle Vie Sans Gluten
La Belle Vie Sans Gluten is surely one of the most unique bakeries in Paris, as well as one of the best gluten free spots in the city! Located in the heart of the 7th arrondissement, this pop up bakery opens only on Saturdays. So you’ll have to plan ahead if you want to get your hands on one of their delightful gluten free goodies!
Chef Clementine Oliver makes all the products herself, and works the bakery counter on Saturdays as well. Chef Oliver specializes in a little of everything actually. From savory baguettes, breads, and rolls to sweet financiers and gluten free renditions of more delicate cakes like Paris-Brest and Opéra make appearances as well. As I mentioned previously, everything is homemade here and the taste is on par with classic bakeries. You won’t even realize it’s gluten free! That being said, stock tends to sell out rather quickly, so head there when it opens to have the best selection.
la belle vie sans gluten – 8 Rue Augereau, 75007 Paris
metro station: ecole militaire
opening hours: open saturday 2PM//7PM
price range: €
This trendy bakery/restaurant has two locations in Paris and one in New York. Noglu is passionate about providing delicious and Instagrammable gluten free food. Oh, and everything is organic too! You’ll find Noglu on Paris’ Left Bank in the 7th arrondissement, and one on the Right Bank in the hipster 11th arrondissement.
Noglu is part restaurant and part bakery/coffee shop, and it balances these roles perfectly. Classic Parisian breakfast options include tartines, scones, cookies, cakes, and of course, brioche. If you’re in the mood for something a little heartier, the more filling options include avocado toast, granola, and açai bowls. They also have fresh-pressed juices and a full barista stand for you coffee lovers. And come lunchtime, Noglu is usually packed with locals trying to get their hands on one of the famous croque monsieurs, or healthy Buddha bowls.
noglu – 15 Rue Basfroi, 75011 Paris
metro station: voltaire, charrone or ledru-rollin
opening hours: monday – friday 9AM//6PM
saturday and sunday 10AM//7PM
price range: €€
Now you have the addresses for the best gluten free bakeries in Paris, so time to test them out and find your favorite.
See you soon in Paris!