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David Lebovitz

Freshly-Baked Gluten Free Bread in Paris

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Does anyone know of a gluten-free bakery in Paris?

I would imagine it would be impossible for a regular boulangerie to make gluten-free bread if they produce other breads in the same space, but thought I would ask.

I know the natural-food stores carry several, but a friend of mine's looking for freshly-baked, if possible.

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I would also love to know since I have a relative that visits every so often who cannot have anything with gluten. :smile: It would be worth a special trip to Paris for us the next time he visits if there's one out there!

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I am gluten free and have been to Paris on many occasions and have yet to find any gluten-free bread. Would love to find some and will continue my search when I go out next week.

There is some good news though.....Pierre Herme macaroons do not contain flour (need to check this when you buy some) and they are heavenly.

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Couldn't find any reference in Le Guide de Boulangeries de Paris but a quick search on Lycos.fr threw up GlutaBye, gluten free artisan products, with a list of suppliers in Paris here

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Just got back and still nowhere closer to finding fresh gluten free bread in Paris.

I did go to Monprix behind Galeries Lafayette and they had a fabulous selection of swag. Wonderful madeleines and little raisin buns as well as some fairly decent biscuits.

Also Fauchon do a gluten free almond cake (quite expensive though) packed up in a little pink box.

I'll still keep looking.

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A close friend of mine here in Paris has Coeliac's disease and thus must live gluten free. Serendipity! He just last week set up a website and forum called Gluten Free Paris. There isn't a lot of information yet, but some. He hopes it'll become a clearinghouse for sharing gluten free info.

The link is:

http://linuxmigrations.hd.free.fr/glutenfree/

Lafayette Gourmand has a gluten free section (exit the wine, turn left, just near the seasonal spices). Steve (the friend) also recommends looking at the Lafayette Gourmand brand foods rather than the Bio/Organic. More of them are Gluten Free. (He claims their Piperade basque is a nongluten delight!)

For bread the best option he's found is the Naturalia health food chain. They carry an extensive range of GF foods. Unfortunately, fresh-baked is still unfound.

We hope the Gluten Free Paris website will turn up discussion and unearth a possibility for fresh bread!

Dining with Steve, we have come to find that a lot of the smaller chef/owner restaurants are the best option for gluten free. Once they understand the needs, it is easy for them to know precisely which ingredients might have thickening or preserving agent that can cause problems for Coeliacs. Other than a new bistro which I've recommended and is also on the gluten free site, we've had good luck for him at Chanterelles in the rue LaPlace in the 5th (solid Auvergnat fare).... But that discussion might be best continued in a specialized location for GF?

cheers to all

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