These bakeries prove that bread doesn’t have to have gluten to be delicious.
While most of the baked goods that France is known for are traditionally filled with gluten, a new scene of gluten-free baking is emerging in Paris. Those with Celiac disease and gluten intolerances alike can finally enjoy baguettes and pain au chocolats galore. If you’re still doubting that gluten-free croissants can be just as fluffy as their gluten-filled counterparts, visit these seven gluten-free boulangeries in Paris to see for yourself.
Helmut Newcake France 100% Gluten Free
30 Av. de Friedland, 75008 Paris
Opened in 2011, Helmut Newcake was the first fully gluten-free bakery in Paris. Co-founder Marie Tagliaferro has Celiac disease herself, which is what inspired her to offer such a wide selection of pastries, many of which are indistinguishable from the traditional recipes. Helmut Newcake is lauded for the gluten-free éclairs, delightfully fluffy, with heavenly creamy fillings. Ready-made sandwiches with gluten-free bread are available for an on-the-go lunch, or you can sit at the bar inside to enjoy your treats. Bread is baked fresh on weekends – the simple pleasure of these warm, crusty loaves is one you won’t want to miss.
Founded in 1996, Maison Kayser is a highly popular French boulangerie with a large line of gluten-free options. Despite not being an exclusively gluten-free bakery, you don’t have to worry about cross contamination here. There is a separate baking space for gluten-free goods, specially run by bakers with Celiac disease. The gluten-free breads are also double wrapped and stored away from the other products. The bakers at Maison Kayser spent 18 months developing the perfect gluten-free bread recipes, utilizing alternative flours such as buckwheat and chickpea. Premade gluten-free sandwiches are available, as well as gluten-free fruitcakes and cookies if you want something sweet.
60 Rue Tiquetonne, 75002 Paris
Copains is a completely gluten-free bakery known for its wide variety of traditional French treats, from croissants to éclairs. Lactose-free, low-sugar, and vegan options are also available throughout. Only organic, gluten-free flours are used for every product, while simultaneously adhering to sustainable and zero-waste manufacturing methods. For full transparency, the gluten content and glycemic index for each item is displayed in the shop. Copains has everything you could ask of a traditional boulangerie, without ignoring your dietary needs.
Maison Plume | Pâtisserie • coffee shop | Sans sucres ajoutés | Sans gluten
61 Rue Charlot, 75003 Paris
Founder Tara Pidoux opened Maison Plume in 2012 as a way to make French pastries more accessible and accommodating to many common food sensitivities. Everything on offer is gluten and refined sugar-free, with many lactose-free and vegan options as well. While this may sound disappointing to those who love to indulge, Pidoux guarantees that the lack of gluten and sugar never deters from the taste of the treats – you’ll just feel better about making a healthy choice without denying yourself the simple pleasure of dessert.
15 Rue Basfroi, 75011 Paris, France
Combination of a restaurant and a boulangerie, NoGlu provides homemade gluten-free goods made with organic, locally-sourced ingredients. The restaurant has fully gluten-free breakfast and lunch menus, but even just a quick stop at the bakery is an experience in and of itself. You certainly don’t need to be gluten intolerant to enjoy the innovative products that are born from the push to be creative when wheat flour isn’t an option. Whether you’re looking for inventive new treats, or traditional French bakery fare, NoGlu is an absolute must-stop in Paris.
Boulangerie Chambelland Oberkampf
14 Rue Ternaux, 75011 Paris
Sustainability is important at Boulangerie Chambelland, undoubtedly one of the most popular gluten-free bakeries in Paris. Leave your preconceived notions of gluten-free baking at the door, because one bite of the focaccia here will change your mind forever. The owners run their own mill to eliminate the possibility of cross contamination, and you can even buy various types of flour made at the mill for your own baking ventures. Sit on the terrace outside and enjoy sweet treats along with your bread, such as the highly acclaimed éclairs and pound cakes on offer.
La Belle vie sans gluten / Clementine Oliver Pains-Gourmandises sans gluten
CAP 19, 13 Rue Georges Auric, 75019 Paris
If you’re searching for the true French bakery experience but not the gluten that comes with it, look no further than La Belle vie sans gluten. This 100% gluten-free boulangerie was opened by Clementine Oliver, who used to supply her freshly baked bread to famous hotels around Paris. Here, you’ll find everything you would in a typical bakery, except it’s gluten and lactose-free. Every loaf is carefully shaped by hand, with a perfectly formed crust. Oh, and don’t leave without trying the beloved gluten-free baguette!