Bakeries, France, Miscellaneous, Travel

Gluten-Free Paris: Helmut Newcake Bakery

18 Comments 03 February 2012

Gluten Free ParisBakery Helmut Newcake

It’s happened! There’s a gluten-free bakery in Paris now! Oui oui!

Helmut Newcake
36, rue Bichat (10th)
Tél: 09 82 59 00 39
(Open Wed-Sat 12pm to 8pm, Sun 10am-6pm)

You can read all of the sweet details about the new Helmut Newcake gluten-free bakery over at the David Lebovitz blog. There are gorgeous photos too!

Francophiles rejoice!

If anyone gets to check out the bakery in person, pleeeeease come back and tell us all about it in the comments! And if you can, find out if there is anything dairy- and/or corn-free. Merci! 😉

And if you’re planning a trip to the city of lights, check out these related blog posts on where and how to eat gluten-free there:

Gluten-Free Eating And Dining In Paris
Gluten-Free France Without Fear
Gluten-Free Travel: A Gluten-Free Guide To Paris

Bon Appetit!

*photo courtesy of David Lebovitz

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18 Comments so far

  1. 1
    Debbie Octernaud says:

    Sure wish I would have known all of this three years ago. We were in and around Paris for a month visiting my husband’s family. I did find a health food store that had a lot of gluten free – although much of it was laden with sugar, which I also don’t eat. Restaurants were really difficult. But one family member was fantastic by trying lots of bread recipes that I might enjoy – sadly, she did not perfect the bagette. We want to go back this year, so if we do, I’ll check out the new bakery and report on it. (This is my first post. Till now, I’ve been a lurker.)

      Dallas says:

      HI Debbie, the bakery just opened up on Dec 27th, 2012. Also, I found a great baguette recipe by Bette Hagman in her book, “The Gluten Free Gourmet Bakes Bread.” The outside is a crisp crust while the inside is chewy and fluffy. mmm!

  2. 2
    Doris Roane says:

    That is great news. Now all I need to do is get there! I wonder if you can get them to give you their recipe for bread?

  3. 3
    Jazmine says:

    The small, and slightly-hard-to-spot, Helmut Newcake Bakery is a treasure. Their staff are very considerate, even when I walked in without an ounce of French to speak, and the atmosphere like any other little coffee shop–cozy. I have to say, though, that the best part of Helmut Newcake Bakery was walking in there with the knowledge that I could eat every single thing in that lovely little glass case. And I didn’t even have to ask if it was gluten-free. Also, since the gluten-free options are limited in Paris, it was fun for me to look around at my fellow patrons knowing that we each shared a common bond: our inability to eat what 75% of our fellow man can. I tried for the first time in my life a French eclair and a lovely whip-cream filled cookie with a name I can’t remember. No doubts I will be returning soon to Helmut Newcake Bakery with my French homework to study and gluten-free French pastries to eat. Thanks for the heads-up on this lovely place!

  4. 4
    Megan says:

    I’m heading to Paris in April, I will check it out and report back 🙂 cannot tell you how relieved I am to see that this place exists!

  5. 5
    Kathryn says:

    I forwarded this link as well as your other Paris post to my cousin and his wife prior to their trip to Paris earlier this month as she is gf.

    He posted beautiful pics of their pastries on my facebook page and said they loved everything they tried. Because she is gf they were even able to take some home on their flight. =D

  6. 6
    Jean says:

    I am so excited, a bakery my daughter & I will be able to buy from! We are going to Paris in August and will be camped outside the shop each day to try a new delicacy. Thank you Helmut Newcake.

  7. 7
    Annida says:

    I will be visiting Paris in July and will surely check them out! I was hoping such a place existed so that I could feel like I was on vacation and indulge in a pastry and two. 🙂

      Annida says:

      The pastries were wonderful and the owners very friendly. They even had soy milk available for my husband’s Cappuccino and a couple of dairy-free pastry options.

  8. 8
    francois says:

    please note that helmut newcake is open :
    wednesday to saturday 12pm to 8pm
    and sunday 10am to 6pm.

  9. 9
    Debby says:

    I’m going to Paris in Sept and so glad I found this! Can’t wait to go!

  10. 10
    Tamara says:

    I’m taking my 8yr old son to Paris in a few weeks. Do any of you know if they have anything dairy and nut free too? He’s allergic to gluten, milk and nuts.

  11. 11
    Jennifer says:

    I just returned from Paris, Brittany and Normandy with my 11 year old celiac son. We made it our business to get to Helmut Newcake although every patisserie and chocolate shop (and there are several excellent ones on almost every street in Paris it seems) had many, many GF choices. EVERYONE we spoke with knew what GF meant! But as posted before, HN was 100% GF. We just missed out on the pizza (they have a savory special every day) but we all loved everything especially the passion fruit pastry and my son loved the lemon filled madeleines. We also picked up pasta (which chefs prepared for us with their sauces during our stay) and some GF ramen which we have yet to try. HN is more like a funky NY coffee place than a refined French patisserie but we were thrilled to go, happy to eat and thankful that they are there and more importantly — they are more successful than they planned and will hopefully expand to other areas of Paris. So go with a clear mind and enjoy!!!!

  12. 12
    Haylee says:

    I will be there in 8 days!!! 🙂

  13. 13
    Heather says:

    The pastries were beautiful!!! Next time I will know that I need to book for brunch and be able to try more delicious treats. Sadly there was nothing there on the day that was dairy free. As I am only intolerant to dairy rather than allergic I chose to indulge and take the consequences and it was well worth it.

  14. 14
    James says:

    Unfortunately, I missed out when I went as there were no dairy free options. I was also unaware that I needed to book for brunch but am looking forward to going back and trying this place out.

    As for a restaurant, thanks to David’s recommendations, I found Noglu and had some of the best food that made me forget that I was GF/Dairy free for the few days I was in Paris. Sol Semilla would also be great for the superfood, vegan lovers and much more casual.

    Paris was an unexpected pleasant surprise!!

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