Gluten Free in Paris: Pâtisserie Boulangerie Bakery

November 13, 2013 by  
Filed under Eating Out, Gluten Free Desserts


Going to Paris? Need to eat gluten free and don’t want to miss out on all the pastries and baked goodies?

You are in luck!

As I was reminiscing of my young glutenful days in Paris… I decided to peruse the Internet and see what is out there that would be safe for me these days.

Here are a few places that have gluten free baked goods and sweets in Paris !

Helmut Newcake

36 rue Bichat
75010 Paris France
Neighborhoods: Colonel Fabien/Goncourt, 10ème
tél. : 09 82 59 00 39
HOURS vary on the late side 12p-8p, closed Mon/Tues
MÉTRO : Goncourt & République
Gateau, Tartes… Images to drool over:

Thank you, My Deer

112 rue Saint-Maur
75011 Paris France
Neighborhoods: Oberkampf/Parmentier, 11ème
tél. : 01 71 93 16 24
HOURS vary daily, but mostly 10a-6p, closed Mon
MÉTRO: Parmentier, Couronnes, Rue Saint-Maur
American style cupcakes, cookies, and tiramisu!!

NOGLU – Restaurant et épicerie sans gluten

16, passage des Panoramas
75002 Paris France
Neighborhood: Richelieu-Drouot, 2ème
tél. : 01 40 26 41 24
HOURS varies, opened for lunch and dinner, closed Sun
MÉTRO: Richelieu Drouot
Strives to be allergen free, has dairy free, has gluten free full dining menu.

Looking forward to the day I can try these places out for myself.
In the meantime, let me know what gluten free treats you find in Paris and if you visit the places I have listed.

Bon Voyage!

Bisou Bisou Kiss Kiss

Need a New Gluten Free Addiction? Trader Joe’s 70% Cacao with Toffee is the Best!

April 11, 2012 by  
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On Valentine’s Day, I received this Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Bar elegantly inlayed with tiny bits of toffee, walnuts, and pecans. The house has been stocked with it ever since by the mystery chocolate elf.

The 70% cacao chocolate bar is smooth with salty crunchy niblets. They write, “The beauty of caramelized sugar reveals itself in flying colors when mixed with butter and artisanal sea salt to create rich toffee…” True, true.

When you have to eat gluten free and are on the go, but desperately need to fulfill a sweet tooth craving, dark chocolate is often a safe gluten free option and healthier than processed treats high in flour and sugar.

Always read the label. This one says “No Gluten Ingredients Used” and I have no negative reactions to it.

Celebrating Oreo’s 100th Birthday With Gluten Free Cookies

March 6, 2012 by  
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Let’s celebrate Oreo’s 100th birthday, one of my all time favorite cookies!

Are Oreos gluten free? Sadly, no; Oreo cookies have wheat gluten in them. But there is an equally tasty substitute.

Eating gluten free, doesn’t mean having to give up Oreos.

Since Kraft-Nabisco didn’t jump on the opportunity (yet), the gluten free brand Glutino came out with their own Oreo style cookie: the Chocolate Vanilla Crème Cookies!

Glutino’s gluten free cookies are dangerously delicious and test your will power because you will want to eat the whole package they are so good! These are the best gluten free cookies. They are slightly lighter and airier than the original Oreo.

After opening the package, I put the cookies in an air tight glass jar so I can enjoy them over a long period of time and not get sick from eating them all in one sitting.

New Gluten Free Shortbread Cookies

September 25, 2011 by  
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“You have to try this,” I said to my friend, handing him a gluten free shortbread cookie from Amy’s Kitchen.

I exaggerate not when I tell you that his eyes rolled back in his head and he sighed, “Mmmmm,” which I have never seen him do before.

These airy crumbling shortbread cookies are delicious!

When I go out to a restaurant or buy a grocery prepared food product, I like to spend money on food that I don’t make at home. I want something special.

I have tried to make shortbread cookies myself. A friend’s mother in England sent me her delightful shortbread cookies recipe, but I failed miserably at the attempt to make them. Shortbread cookies take just the exact right amount of each ingredient, which is not my baking style. I am more of a throw-everything-in the bowl kind of chef. I need wiggle room for error or revelation.

Amy’s shortbread cookies are excellently made and affordable.

The ingredients are: organic almond flour, grade AA butter, organic whole grain brown rice flour, and organic evaporated cane juice. They offer classic style shortbread or with almonds or with chocolate chips.

It has probably been a while since you have been able to host a proper English style biscuits and tea party. Put Amy’s Shortbread Cookies on your shopping list, Earl Grey with Bergamot Tea, and round up some of your favorite chums. Your gossip will be greatly fueled.

Pamela’s Shortbread Cookies

August 10, 2010 by  
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Love the powdery sugar crunch of shortbread cookies?

I know it has been a while since you Celiac Disease sufferers have enjoyed something yummy and flour-full as these.  Unlike 10 years ago, gluten-free products are now exceptionally delicious and you no longer have to suffer for taste when considering your good health.

Here it is, Pamela’s Shortbread all natural gourmet wheat-free and gluten-free cookies! They come in Pecan and Lemon flavors. Pamela’s Products also sells a lot of other great products specially made just for you!

Surprisingly, you can purchase Pamela’s Products cookies at many major locations: your local health-food store, Amazon, K-Mart, or at

Kozy Shack Flan Creme Caramel

June 14, 2009 by  
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Going gluten free does not mean having to give up every yummy thing on earth.

One of my favorite desserts, known by the French as creme caramel, the Spanish call it flan, and we gringos call it custard, whatever you wanna call it, it is usually naturally gluten free.

The flan item pictured here is certified gluten free from Kozy Shack and lives up to my yummy standards. I found it at WholeFoods market. As it is local to California, just look at the ingredients on your local flan products — they should be gluten free by default.

Without questioning the waiter, I often order this gluten free dessert at restaurants.