Bread is a French staple. Bakeries are on almost every street corner, and the intoxicating aroma of freshly baked baguettes and croissants is impossible to escape. Unfortunately for those who are gluten free, most of those bakeries are off limits. The good news is that there are some great gluten free bakeries that offer great tasting, gluten free alternatives.
I have compiled a list below, and will be updating it regularly.
In addition, I often get asked bout where in the city visitors can buy prepackaged gluten free goods to have on hand either for cooking in a rental apartment, or to take with them during the day as snacks or go-to meals. Fortunately there are many options in Paris for safe, gluten free packaged goods, available in every arrondissement. That list is found below the bakery list.
Just a reminder that if you are looking for gluten free restaurants and cafes, please check out my post with several options HERE. Happy eating!
Gluten Free Bakeries & Pastry Shops in Paris
Chambelland Bakery: 100% gluten free bakery producing excellent quality breads. They actually have their own mill and process their own grains! They also offer gluten free pastries as well as sandwiches and soups/salads. Birthday cakes with 48 hours notice. In the 11th.
- 14 rue Ternaux, 75011
- Tuesday-Sunday 9am-8pm
Helmut Newcake: This is a bakery/café that was the first 100% bakery to open in Paris. They make all those crazy French pastries you will drool over in bakery windows, only they will be safe for you to eat. They also serve simple meals in the location in the 10th arrondissement. In the 10th and 9th.
- Canal Saint Martin Location 36 rue Bichat, 75010
- Tuesday-Saturday 12-7, Sunday Brunch upon reservation 10-6
- La Madeleine Location (take-away only) 28 rue Vignon, 75009
- Monday-Saturday 11:30-7
NoGlu GF Bakery: Across from their popular restaurant is the bakery where they produce all of their breads and pastries. Open to the public. In the 2nd.
- 49 Passage des Panoramas, 75002
- Monday-Saturday, 11-5:30
Erik Kayser: An artisan baker who produces both regular and gluten free breads. They supply to bakeries across the city, so it's best to check the website for information on a location near you.
L'Atelier des Lilas: A gluten and lactose free bakery that supplies shops across the city. They produce gluten and lactose free breads, cakes, and pastries. Check the website for the various points of sale.
La Fille du Boulanger: A regular bakery that orders in a range of gluten free breads from gluten free bakers in Paris. In the 17th.
- 38 rue des Batignolles, 75017
- Monday-Saturday: 6:45am-8pm
Shops & Grocery Stores
Tentations Sans Gluten (Eat Gluten Free): A specialty shop that only sells gluten free products. Bakery items, pastas, frozen meals, etc. Carries the good quality Eat Gluten Free line of products. In the 4th.
- 5, rue Carron, 75004
- Wednesday-Sunday 11-1 and 3-8
La Maison du Sans Gluten: This store also only sells gluten free products. including breads and pastries but also cereals, bread crumbs, beer, and more. In the 10th.
- 12 rue d'Hauteville, 75010
- Monday-Friday 10-7:30, Saturday 11-7:30
La Grande Epicerie du Bon Marche: This is a gourmet market within the Bon Marche department store. Only a small portion of the food here is gluten free, but they carry many specialty items, so it's an opportunity to find something that may not be available elsewhere. In the 7th.
- 38 rue de Sèvres, 75007
- Monday-Saturday 8:30-9
Marks and Spencer: This British import has a huge grocery section in most of its stores in Paris. They have a combination of fresh, frozen, and prepacked foods, both refrigerated and shelf stable. Most stores have a dedicated gluten free aisle with their "Made Without Wheat" brand of products. Cakes, pasta, sliced bread, crackers, etc. However, be sure to take a close look at the rest of the store. They also have gluten free sandwiches, chicken burgers and nuggets, fish and chips, etc. It's worth taking your time! Locations across the city, so check the website for details.
Chain Grocery Stores: Auchon, Monoprix, Carrefour, Casino, Intermarche, etc. Most of these stores carry their own brand of gluten free products, as well as a selection of products from companies like Schar, Gerble, and others. Again, check carefully as sometimes they will have a gluten free aisle but also stock gluten free items alongside regular products. The larger the store, the bigger the selection tends to be.
La Vie Claire: This is a chain of organic stores located across the city. They tend to have a great selection of gluten free items from a variety of companies. Some even have cafes with gluten free options available. Check the website for a location near you. You can even order something in from their website and pick it up at the closest location.
Naturalia: Another chain of organic grocery stores. They also have a good selection of gluten free items, including gluten free soy sauce. Located across the city. Check the website for a location near you.
Welcome Magasin Bio: Organic store that offers a range of gluten free items. They also offer bread ordered in from Chambelland and L'atelier des Lilas. In the 11th.
- 11 rue Boulle, 75011
- Monday-Saturday 10am-8pm