The Gluten Bigot: Gluten Free Paris

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Gluten Free Paris

Gluten Free Paris
After four amazing days in Venice, our next stop was Paris. I was a bit nervous about eating in Paris, especially since I still remember how nice the baguettes were from my first trip there back in my gluten eating days, but that nervousness was calmed by the fact my husband speaks French (at least enough Quebecois French to get by). 

I was pleasantly surprised to find how gluten free friendly Paris was. Most restuarant staff members knew 'sans gluten' and allergy to gluten and was very accomodating. There are many amazing places to eat in Paris, but I though I would share my highlights.

Our first meal was after a late arrival, and was at Le Saint Germain. We simply had wine and fries - it seemed like the best idea when we arrived thirsty and a bit hungry. We also came back for our last breakfast (where I had an omelet which was quite good).

Another great breakfast spot we found was the Café de l'Esplanade. A bit of a pricier option, it is open Sunday morning (win), and the food was fantastic. Here I had an omelette with bacon and a cappuccino - both were fantastic. It's location is great if you are visiting the Palacio e Iglesia de los Invalidos or Napolean's Tomb.

One great dinner spot is Le Pré Aux Clercs. The food was amazing - I did have the filet and got to have fries (yay) and creme brulee. 

Another places which would be great for dinner or lunch (I had lunch there) was Noglu. It is a 100% gluten free restaurant, and the food was indescribably good. I had the club sandwhich and my husband and I shared two desserts (an apple tart a chocolate cake type thing. I only wish I had gotten to eat here more than once. It was close to the department stores, Royal Palace and the Opera.

Also, I was very excited to eat crepes, or rather galettes, in Paris. We went to L'ile O'Crepes after visiting the catacombs and I enjoyed both a sweet and savory (just have them make the sweet crepe using the galette. It was probably the meal I was happiest eating. They were very good. 

And of course, no trip to Paris would be complete without crepes... but I am going to save that for tomorrow's post, as well as my recap of gluten free groceries (most treats) in Paris! 

Have you been to Paris? Did you have luck navigating the city gluten free?

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