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Paris gluten free

By on May 17, 2019 in Europe reviews, Paris with 3 Comments

As a young Melbourne school girl studying French, I always dreamed of going to Paris and indulging in an authentic pain au chocolate and my all time favourite food, crêpes :-).

Fast forward many years and I have been lucky enough to visit Paris quite a few times, but my coeliac disease diagnosis has made eating a bit more difficult, and walking past the many crêpe stands and seeing all the croissants at the breakfast buffet can make a visit feel like food torture!


However, gluten free Paris does exist! As in the UK, there are now quite a few places that cater for gluten free, including many 100% gluten free options*.  I’ve had a number of requests for information on Paris, so this post is a compilation of the options I am aware of.  Don’t forget your translation card if you haven’t got more than school French!

If you didn’t know, the last two numbers of Parisian postcodes indicate the arrondissement, with number one being the centre of Paris and they then spiral out in a clockwise direction.  For some information on the different arrondissments in Paris, this is great summary.

*100% gluten free is noted, but as some things may have got lost in translation, please ensure you do your own checking!  Post last updated Jan 2022.


Le bio Adam et Eve (1st arrondissement)

Small organic cafe that specialises in vegetarian and gluten free meals (hot & cold) and sweet treats also available.  Also some dairy free options.  Take away pre-made salads available.  See Facebook for daily specials.

41 rue st Honore, (between Rue Rivoli and Les Halles) 75001 Paris
Mon-Sat 11.30am-8pm
MÉTRO :  Chatelet, Les Halles or Pont neuf


Foucade Paris (1st arrondissment)

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100% gluten free.  A tea room and coffee shop.  Sweet treats and breakfast/brunch available.   “Pastries offered by Foucade Paris are guaranteed gluten free, lactose free (for the majority), without pork gelatin and no dyes or additives.”  (Translated from website)

17 rue Duphot, 75001 Paris  Tel: 01 42 36 11 81
Tue-Fri 10am-7.30pm, Sat 11am-7pm

No Glu (2nd arrondissment)

100% gluten free with both savoury and sweet dishes (some are also lactose free).  I hear the bread is fantastic!  You will find filled baguettes. soup, quiche, cakes etc. as well as more substantial meals.  It is very small and gets very busy so you are advised to book.  It is a 15 minute walk from the Louvre.

16 Passage des Panoramas, Paris 75002   Phone: 01 40 26 41 24
Takeaway is opposite at 49 Passage des Panoramas, Paris 75002 
Restaurant open Mon-Fri noon-2.30pm for brunch/lunch/snacks;  Sat brunch 11am- 3.30pm; Tues-Sat 7.30pm-10pm for dinner
Check Facebook for changes to opening hours, particularly over summer.
MÉTRO: Grands Boulevards or Bourse

There are two reviews below with more information:

No glu at Noglu (My French Life)  and

Breizh Cafe (3rd arrondissement, Marais)

I have visited this cafe for their buckwheat galettes, but alas no photo as it was pre-blogging days!   It was exceptionally busy, so it is a good idea to book or go a bit outside of traditional meal times, but you still need to be prepared to wait.  As I don’t speak French, I didn’t ask if there was a separate cooking area for the galettes, but I wasn’t sick after eating there.

109 Rue Veille du Temple, 75003 Paris   Tel: 01 42 72 13 77


Wild & the Moon (3rd arrondissement, Marais)

100% gluten free.   A clean eating cafe that states it is organic, vegan and gluten free!

55 rue Charlot, 75003 Paris  Tel: 09 51 80 22 33
Mon-Sat 8am-7pm, Sun 10am-7pm


Yummy and Guilt Free (4th arrondissement, Marais)

100% gluten free.  Gluten and lactose free waffles run by a lady with a gluten intolerant family member.

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Source: Yummy & Guilt Free Facebook


14 Rue du Temple, 75004 Paris
Mon-Sat 11am-7pm
MÉTRO :  Hotel de Ville


Loulou’ Friendly Diner  (5th arrondissment, St Germain)

An Australian concept in a French brasserie.   A casual cafe with burgers, sandwiches and brunch, along with coffee, juice & smoothies.  The website states in English “Loulou’ propose you free-gluten dishes and beverages” and the menu indicates the GF options (eg a GF bun to go with a burger).  You will need to ask about preparation methods.

Loulou diner Paris

Source: Loulou Facebook


90 Boulevard Saint Germain, 75005 Paris  Tel 01 46 34 86 64
Open 7 days from 8am-11pm
MÉTRO: Cluny–La Sorbonne (Line 10), St Michel (Line 4)


No Glu (7th arrondissment)

100% gluten free.  A Saint-Germain des Prés café and takeaway focusing on health and organic options.  Breakfast on brioche or granola with a freshly squeezed juice.  Also see the restaurant in the 2nd arrondisement.

69 rue de Grenelle, St Germain de Pres, Paris 75007   
Open Mon-Fri 8.30am-7pm for brunch/lunch/snacks;  Sat 9am- 7pm, Sun 10am-6pm
Check Facebook for summer opening hours – usually closed on Mondays.
MÉTRO: Rue de Bac

Helmut Newcake  (9th arrondissement)

100% gluten free patisserie that people have been raving about.   Please note the cafe in Canal St Martin is closed, but takeaway options are still available in this location.

28 Rue Vignon, 75009 Paris  Tel: 09 81 31 28 31
Open Tuesday to Saturday 11am-7pm.  Closed first 2 weeks of January.

Hard Rock Cafe 
(9th arrondissement)

They have an allergens document on their website with a number of options for gluten free.

14 boulevard, Montmartre 75009 Paris
7 days, 11.45am-11.45pm


Bears and Raccoons (11th arrondissment)

100% gluten free. Fast food (eg sandwiches) and groceries.  Vegan options available.

Bears & Racoons Paris

Source: Bear & Racoons Instagram

21 rue Richard Lenoir, 75011 Paris  Tel: 09 51 67 87 71
Mon-Wed 11am-3.30pm, Thurs-Fri 11am-3.30pm & 6.30-9.30pm, Sat 11am-9.30pm
MÉTRO:  Voltaire ou Charonne, line 9


Chambelland (11th arrondissment)

100% gluten free bakery.  A wide variety of patisseries, soups, breads (including focaccia style) and sandwiches.  A good option for breakfast or lunch while travelling.  

Chambelland gluten free Paris

Source: Chambelland Facebook

Check their Facebook page for the menu for the week.  For a 2014 review by David Lebovitz click here.

14 rue Ternaux, 75011 Paris  Tel: 01 43 55 07 30
Open Tues-Sat 8am-8pm, Sun 8am-6pm
MÉTRO:  Parmentier, or 5 mins walk from Oberkamph


Little Nonna (17th arrondissement)

100% gluten free Italian restaurant.  Pizza, pasta, gnocchi, bruschetta, charcuterie boards, salads, desserts (some from Foucade Paris in arrondissement 1 above).  All bread is made on site and gluten free beer is available.

gluten free pizza Paris

Source: Little Nonna FB

Click here for a review.

12 Avenue Niel, 75017 Paris
Mon-Fri 12pm-3pm and 7pm-11pm; Sat-Sun 12pm-11pm

MÉTRO:  Ternes, or a 10 minute walk from the Arc de Triomphe


Creperie Broceliande (18th arrondissment, near Sacre Coeur)

They have a sign out the front saying their crepes are 100% buckwheat.

15 rue des Trois Freres, 75018 Paris


Maison Plume (19th arrondissment)

A 100% gluten free pastry shop that is also sugar free.  Click here for a review.

61 rue Charlot, 75019 Paris

Marks & Spencer Food (various locations)

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The British food store M&S have some of their Made without Wheat range in their Paris stores, so even on the Champs Elysee you can pick up an M&S sandwich!  The photo is from the UK, but the packaging is similar in Europe.

Use the store locator below to get addresses and maps of locations (press the boutiques pin) or this blog has a listing that might be easier to scan through.


Planet Sushi (various locations)

Planet Sushi logo

Source: Planet Sushi website

From looking at a few reviews, I gather that over 50% of the sushi options are now gluten free (using Google Translate!), but I cannot find anything on the website to indicate if the menu is now labelled gluten free.  I don’t believe there is gluten free soy sauce and of course steer clear of battered items.


McDonalds (various locations)

As far as I am aware, McDonalds in France do not do gluten free buns as may other European countries do.



This is not a comprehensive list, but should get you started!

Supermarkets/Health Food stores

Auchan (has free from aisles), Monoprix, Naturalia, Marks & Spencer (see above).



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The first time I visited Paris as a coeliac was part of a driving trip around France.  As we were going to be in some remote areas, I bought a book produced in the USA, Gluten Free France, which also has a comprehensive Paris listing.  It is not cheap, but if you don’t have time to do the research yourself online, it is a very handy resource.  For some more information about the 2011 edition, click here.  If you speak French, there is a Paris version prepared by locals (see box below).

Websites in  English:

Disneyland Paris

Article in the New York Times on Paris gluten free bakeries (April 2016)

Websites in French:

French Gluten Intolerance Website

GF Paris Facebook Group

GF France blog


I was surprised at how any 100% gluten free venues exist in Paris and this will make up for having to walk past all the crepe stands on the street 😉   Enjoy your visit!


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About the Author: Caroline was diagnosed with Coeliac disease in 2006 and likes to share her gluten free finds around the UK, Australia and the rest of the world! See more on her in the 'About' page. .


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  1. Britty says:

    Thank you very much for this article! Having this knowledge greatly helps as I hate that “stranded” feeling if you know what I mean… 🙂

  2. Laura Kipp says:

    Merci beacoup! This list of Paris restaurants that are 100% gluten free is such a big help to me. We are traveling there next week and will definitely be looking for several of these establishments.

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