Let them eat gluten free cake – Paris gf cake guide
At the beginning of this gluten-free crusade I promised you that it was possible to have your cake in Paris, and for it to be gluten-free too. So here is a complete directory of all the places that you can indulge in that Marie Antoinette fantasy you harbour.
Please do note, that unlike Helmut Newcake, Bio Sphère Café and Noglu, where the entire menu is gluten free, the following places do cater for those lucky folk to whom wheat is not a foe. If you are allergic, it may pay to stick to the aforementioned three, but if you don’t mind the possibility of a little floury contamination, do proceed.
Chloé Saada is a retro, rockabilly maiden who has married her two loves, cupcakes and all things rock and roll, to bring a little old-world Hollywood style to Paris.
She now owns two cupcakeries – both in the 9th arrondissement, and both highly featured in French press. The two salons offer guests a side of 50s diner with their cupcakes with names such as Elvis, Johnny, Otis and Marilyn.
For gluten free cupcakes, you must order ahead of time by phone or email, but I can assure you that the effort is well worth it. There are many gluten-free flavours to choose from, and they arrive dressed up to the nines in frosting and glitter, and taste as sweet as Elvis’ crooning. Thank you, thank you very much Chloé.Chloé S.
40 Rue Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, 75009
47 avenue Trudaine, Trudaine 75009
There are no less than three Rose Bakeries in Paris, ensuring that wherever your travels or Parisian errands take you, you will not be far from the delectable polenta cakes that they serve.
There is no need to order ahead, for these naturally gluten free darlings are legendary, and a staple on the Rose Bakery cake menu. They come in chocolate and lemon, and you buy a slice according to its weight, but I urge you not to be shy. Tell that attendant to chop off a royally-sized slice and savour each mouthful of merriment. La vie en Rose Bakery!Rose Bakery
46 rue des Martyrs, 75009 30 rue Debelleyme, 75003
10 Boulevard de la Bastille, 75012
Oh Mon Cake!
Following the latest craze to hit Parisian boulevards and avenues, Oh Mon Cake! serves up an impressive range of cakes, cupcakes and the latest baked trend – whoopies, daily.
Amongst the flour and glutenous goodies, Oh Mon Cake! usually have a small batch of gluten free cupcakes, as well as savoury and sweet gluten free cakes that you can buy by the slice. There is no need to order, but get in early as there is limited gluten-free stock. As it is located just near the Louvre, this is a practical and scrumptious way to begin your visit to Mona.Oh Mon Cake!
154 Rue Saint-Honoré, 75001
The newly-opened Vegan Folie’s caters more to our animal-loving friends, but being the caring and compassionate bunch that they are, have included a gluten free option a day.
Although they take orders, they usually have a few gluten and animal product-free delights that you can pick up on your way down the always animated rue Mouffetard.Vegan Folie’s
53 Rue Mouffetard, 75005
Do you know of another address that we should add to our directory? Let us know below…Image credits:
1. Cupcakes, by lamantin via Flickr.
2. Chloé.S, by Evane H. via Yelp.
3. Rose Bakery, by visitingeu via Flickr.
4. Oh Mon Cake!, by Leonora F. via Yelp.
5. Vegan Folie’s, via Yelp.
Zoe thank you for this wonderful article. A number of members have told me how helpful your gluten free Paris guides are! Excellent!
Am so glad that it was of some help to my fellow intolerants—the research was so grueling!
Great! Even for a non-gluten-free, like myself, this is useful and wonderful how the patissiers can replicate perfectly the little bites of heaven. I maintain these cakes are always going to be healthier than flour-full ones as well =) x
Hi Esme, thanks for your comment. Isn’t it just astonishing that they can recreate such delicacies sans the gluten? And I agree, gluten free is always easier to digest, even for the gluten-tolerants.