So you wanna visit the City of Lights and are wandering whether you'll be able to keep up with your celiac diet and to which places you could go?
Fear not, having being myself in Paris recently, I am more than happy to share with you those places I went to. Here it is my essential guide for gluten free dining around Paris, enjoy and bon appetit!
While this was not my first visit to Paris, it was the first time I had to rely on eating out everyday as coeliac, and yes, having to check out places where to eat gluten free in such a big city can be a bit stressful considering how big the city is.
For this reason, this time I had to do some prior research, and frankly, I was surprised to find out that there were more gluten free restaurants than expected, considering that France is not as gluten free friendly as some other places.
This is a Express Guide based on my experience of this short but intense trip. There are of course many more places, but these ones featured here are those I had the chance to eat in. I hope that you enjoy it and that it would be useful for your next adventure in Paris!
I would like to give a shout-out to Kathleen from Gluten Free Family Travel and Soraya from Gluten Free in Paris for their help and good suggestions on how to navigate through Paris coeliac life.
Located nearby to the Luxembourg gardens, Tugalik Cafe is a gluten-free and vegetarian restaurant.
You can order single dishes or make it a menu by adding a fresh-made juice at a convenient price. Here I'm having some chicken with peas, broccoli and a ratatouille kind-of-sauce. I ordered the "menu" option, so I also got the fresh-made juice to go with the meal.
There are two floors, but the venue is somewhat small. However, as it wasn't crowded by the time I got there, I was able to take my meal out to the terrace and enjoy the food under the lovely Parisian sun.
Maybe due to the time of arrival to the restaurant, the food was a bit cold, so it was heated on the microwave prior to be served. I appreciate being able to eat my meal warm instead of it being cold, but you can always tell the difference when something has been heated on the microwave even at home.
Other than that, I liked the food and found the location to be very conveniently close to the Luxembourg gardens.
Note: at my time there, there were fish and chicken available, which I think is a nice gesture in case you are not vegetarian.
Additional info: The staff was very nice and spoke English. Free WiFi was available
There are several locations. I attended the one in the 5éme. This location seems now to be permanently closed.
4 Rue Toullier, 75005 Paris| Métro Saint-Placide, Métro Vaneau
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