Gluten Free in Paris.

I love travelling. Going to different countries, becoming envious of their lifestyles and admiring the beautiful sights and sounds that are around. And that’s exactly what I went to Paris for. The weather was most definitely on our side and I loved strolling down the streets in my sunglasses with a smoothie and snapping everything I walked past!

But the one problem I thought I would have a problem with would be finding food 'sans gluten'. But as usual, I was wrong. France has adapted to intolerance's very well and I did discover a handful of cute places which I want to share with you. 

Biosphere Cafe.

They offer Gluten free and Organic freshly baked food and they certainly did not disappoint. When we arrived it was lunchtime so it was busy, so we had to wait around for a couple of minutes but due to the wait the waitress seated us in a cute little table next to the window.


The waitress bought over some menus which were in English for us to browse which included Quiche, Sandwiches, Pizzas, Crepes, Pasta and Soups.


I have a slight obsession with pizza so it was an easy decision for me, spinach and ham, my absolute favourite. It was washed down with one of their juices containing carrot, orange and apple which the waitress made right in front of us! The offer of desert is one that I couldn’t resist. They offered a wide selection of cakes but I opted for the lemon Meringue pie which was so nice to have back in my life!


I would recommend this place for a lovely lunch but pre booking would be advisable because it is pretty small inside with not too many tables.

Galette Café.

This place was a bit of a walk from the nearest metro. But once we got there the waiter was very polite and friendly and made the walk worth it. We were sat at a cute little table for two and the service was very quick.

I’m a lover of sweet crepes but on this occasion because I had heard so many good things about the savoury crepes I thought I would delve in and see what all the fuss was about. I ordered the smoked salmon and lemon crepe and it was fab!

All of the ingredients were fresh and came out in good time. It’s somewhere I would recommend if you are looking for somewhere to eat that’s not too filling but tasty!

Helmut Newcake.

Now when we planned on coming here we only wanted to come for a cake, but after speaking to the lovely guy behind the counter we were persuaded to stay for lunch and it was so worth it! There is no physical menu but the staff know the menu like the back of their hand so they are happy to recite it for you in many different languages which is amazing. I opted for a treat of a cheeseburger in a gluten free bun with salad and as you can see from the below picture it was gorgeous! The burger was nice and juicy and the salad was really fresh!

Even though we were both really full after the burger, we came especially for the famous cakes so it would have been rude not to try one and oh my gosh am I glad that we did!! The Chocolate melt in the middle cake was out of this world! Once selected, they warmed up the cake and filled it with liquid chocolate which poured out once broken with a spoon. I would highly recommend!!

This is one place I would put at the top of my recommended places for lunch in Paris. The cute Parisian setting is beautiful and the staff are so friendly.

Noglu.

Now this is THE place that I was so excited for, I even got my posh dress out to visit here. We went on the Saturday night and had our evening meal here. Booking is absolutely essential because it filled up so quick. As you walk through the door you are greeted by a waitress who is fluent in English and was so polite. We had the choice of either sitting upstairs in the seating area or downstairs on the big wooden table overlooking the chefs. I immediately wanted to sit downstairs and it was the right decision, watching the chef’s work right in front of you is mesmerizing! The waitress bought over some cheesy dough balls to keep us going whist waiting for dinner which were so delicious they were gone before I had a chance to take a photo!
For the main, there was a wide variety of food on offer which changes daily so it is written on a blackboard in French. My French is not the best as I learnt Spanish when I was younger so the waitress was more than happy to translate the whole menu for us. She explained what was in each meal and pointed out the meals that were lactose free as well. I went for the Lactose free Pizza. It included courgette, spinach, chicken, sundried tomatoes and cabbage and I’m not just saying this but it was the best pizza I think that I have EVER had. It was super tasty, the base was crispy on the outside and doughy on the inside with a flavoursome freshly made tomato sauce. We also got complementary bread as a side.

If you enjoy a beer, this is the best tasting gluten free beer I have tasted to date.

This is THE essential place that you have to go to if you visit Paris! I could not recommend it enough.

Chambelland Boulangerie.

We came here on our last day of our trip and I’m glad we stumbled across it. The setting was the cutest little café which offers cakes and sandwiches for a cute little lunchtime treat. Since being 'Sans Gluten' I have found it extremely difficult to find a bread that is suitable for sandwiches but they make all of the bread fresh here and I opted for the sesame seeded bread which did not disappoint. The bread was super soft and tasty that you would not be able to tell it was gluten free. It’s nice to be able to find somewhere that bakes fresh bread that is soft and would not knock somebody out if you hit them over the head with it!  

The café itself is situated in a quiet area and has chairs and tables outside which would be lovely to sit on and have some lunch in the sunshine on better days.

Love Lucy xoxo 

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