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Spring in New York City

I don’t know what it is about this spring, but it just feels different. Maybe because we got bombed with snow all winter long. Or maybe because it is the second spring during the COVID pandemic. Or maybe it is because I am vaccinated and most of my family is getting theirs too. Whatever it is, I am loving this season. It feels like a reawakening and I am feeling a bit more hopeful than last spring.

Daffodils in McGolrick Park, Greenpoint, Brooklyn

I am still not traveling but with the days getting longer, my walks are getting longer too. I live near many beautiful parks here in North Brooklyn, so I’ve been exploring near and far (but only as far as Manhattan since I am still not traveling at the moment.) Brooklyn feels almost “normal” with everyone emerging from their winter cocoon. The parks are packed, outdoor dining has resumed, and shops and restaurants that have been closed for a long time are slowly reopening. Everyone seems to be more optimistic.

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New York

100% Gluten-Free in New York City (Updated June 2017)




Gluten-Free in New York City

100% Gluten Free in New York City
Post last updated June 2017

Click here for the most updated list.

I am keeping my finger on the pulse of all things gluten-free in New York City and I am excited to see so many completely gluten-free places continuing to open across the city.

Note: While these restaurants are no-gluten establishments, it is still very important to inform your server about your dietary restrictions! Also call ahead to make a reservation and confirm hours of operation.

Gluten-Free Restaurants (Full-service, sit-down)

99 Bank
99 Bank Street

Colors Restaurant
178 Stanton Street  (new location!)

35 E 21st Street
Note: Menu changes by season. Churros on dessert menu are NOT gluten-free. 

14A Orchard Street

Le Botaniste
833 Lexington Avenue

Noglu NY
1266 Madison Avenue

Rocking Raw
171 Sullivan Street

Risotteria Melloti
309 East 5th Street between 2nd and 1st Avenue

Senza Gluten
206 Sullivan Street

The Little Beet Table
333 Park Avenue South

WILD (West Village)
535 Hudson Street

WILD (Williamsburg)
340 Bedford Avenue

WILD (Park Slope)
148 5th Avenue

Gluten-Free Restaurants (Fast casual and take-out)

200 1st Avenue

Gingersnaps Organic
113 West 10th Street

Hu Kitchen Union Square
78 5th Avenue at 14th Street

Hu Kitchen Upper East Side
1536 3rd Avenue between 86th and 87th Streets

1133 Broadway at 26th Street

Indie Fresh
600 11th Avenue at Gotham West Market

90 West 3rd Street

168 Ludlow Street between East Houston and Stanton Street

The Little Beet
135 West 50th Street between 6th and 7th Avenue

The Little Beet
320 Park Avenue, South side of 51st Street

The Little Beet
2 Penn Plaza inside the Pennsy
Southwest corner of 7th Avenue and 33rd Street

The Little Beet
1140 Broadway at 26th Street

Gluten-Free Bakeries

By the Way Bakery Upper East Side
1236 Lexington Avenue

By The Way Bakery Upper West Side
2442 Broadway

Elisa’s Love Bites
10 Porter Avenue

Erin McKenna’s Bakery (formerly known as Babycakes NYC)
248 Broome Street

Jennifer’s Way Bakery
263 East 10th Street

NoGlu NY
1266 Madison Avenue

Tu-Lu’s Gluten-Free Bakery
338 East 11th Street

Gluten-Free Shops and Supermarkets

77A West 85th Street between Columbus Avenue & Central Park West

Europe, France, general

Gluten-Free in Paris: Bakeries and Groceries

Paris is the land of baguettes, pan au chocolat, croissants, and more gluten-filled bread products than the eye can see. Never in all of my travels and 34 years of living with celiac disease did I wish I could eat gluten as much as I did in Paris. But I NEVER cheat on my gluten-free diet so I did research on gluten-free instead. It isn’t worth the pain, agony, and days of recovery, not to mention all of the damage I would cause my body if I took even a bite of a regular baguette. But damn, that French bread looked good. Every corner has a boulangerie, patisserie, and épicerie, all places to buy delicious Parisian breads that are NOT gluten-free. Alas, this made the trip slightly frustrating.

But on the flip side, there are a few gluten-free bakeries in Paris where a celiac traveler can enjoy some delicious bread products. The French take their bread very seriously and this goes for their gluten-free bread too. There are also wonderful farmers markets and speciality shops that make gluten-free life in Paris a little easier.

As with every trip, I did a ton of research before I left. I am glad I put together a list of gluten-free bakeries, restaurants, and markets before I left for Paris. With my printed list and a really great map that I purchased at the top of the Arc de Triomphe, I was able to navigate and eat gluten-free across the city.


Helmut Newcake
36 Rue Bichat, 75010 Paris, France

Helmut Newcake was a lunch destination on one of the very first days of our trip to Paris. It was Saturday so we each chose a plate from the small lunch menu (about 5 choices) and also dessert. I was thrilled to see baguettes so I ordered on of those too. The waiter gave me a slightly strange look and said “To eat alone?” and I said yes. I did share with my boyfriend Victor but I ate about 80% of it on my own. No shame! On Sundays, you can make reservations for brunch at this location of Helmut Newcake. It is a small restaurant, so definitely call ahead for a reservation! There is also a second location, although I never made it there.



Chambelland Boulangerie
14 Rue Ternaux, 75011 Paris, France

I went to Chambelland Boulangerie three times during my trip to Paris. Needless to say, this was my favorite gluten-free bakery in Paris! Chambelland has a beautiful display case full of pastries, cookies, and breads. The breads were so amazing, it is hard to believe they are gluten-free. Large beautiful loaves of bread lined the glass cases each day at Chambelland Boulangerie.  Chambelland seems to bake just enough for the day and many days they sell out by late afternoon. My top suggestion is to go early and get your gluten-free bread for the day. Also, make sure you get one (or many) of their amazing desserts. My absolute favorite was the raspberry tartlette with some of the freshest raspberries I have ever eaten in my life. While eating lunch at Chambelland, I heard at least three people walk in and exclaim “I can eat everything here?!” If you have celiac, you would probably say the same thing! The prices here were very reasonable as compared to gluten-free baked goods at home. One of the flat loaves of bread was about 5 Euro which is cheaper than most loaves in the US.

16 Passage des Panoramas, 75002 Paris, France

NoGlu was the place that was hyped up the most for me before my trip. Almost every celiac I know who went to Paris all said NoGlu was a must. Victor and I managed to get there the very last day of our trip. I guess we were too hungry to notice the bakery in the beautiful Passage des Panoramas when we arrived. (Seriously, this Passage was gorgeous and one of the things I loved about our trek to NoGlu.) We only saw the bakery/takeaway when we left and had just finished lunch at the restaurant. I didn’t buy anything at the bakery which was probably a mistake but the lunch at NoGlu was quite expensive and we skipped dessert. I actually wish we had eaten at the takeaway spot instead because we would have saved a LOT of money and also had room for dessert. NoGlu just opened a location in New York City, so I will have to go and try the pastries there. Of course it is not the same as eating them in Paris! But if the treats I tried last week at a NYC NoGlu baking event are any indication, the rest of the baked goods from NoGlu will be delicious.


Markets and Shops

Eat Gluten Free
5 Rue Caron, 75004 Paris, France

This small shop was right near my Airbnb so I knew I had to go. It is open Wednesday-Sunday in a great part of the city. I was so happy to find them still open late on a Sunday afternoon. This place is like a gluten-free heaven in the middle of Paris. Everything in the store is 100% gluten-free and much of it (if not all) is imported from Italy. This place is a must, especially if you are feeling frustrated with not finding much gluten-free food in the markets of Paris. There is a small Italian restaurant just across the way from this shop and they will prepare you a gluten-free meal too. I think they have the same owners. I bought many food souvenirs from this shop which also helped me get through some hungry mornings in Paris. Definitely add Eat Gluten Free to your itinerary!

Marché Popincourt
Boulevard Richard-Lenoir, between rue Oberkampf and Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud
Open Tuesday and Friday, 7:00 am to 2:30 pm

I love farmers markets; so when Victor and I stumbled across this one on the way to Chambelland, I was thrilled. The produce looked like some of the freshest I have ever seen. There were beautiful fruit, vegetables, eggs, cheeses, meats, and fish as far as the eye could see. There were also vendors selling housewares, clothing, shoes, and more. It was so fun to walk around and feel like a Parisian doing some daily shopping.


La Maison Plisson
93 Boulevard Beaumarchais, 75003 Paris, France

This place is GORGEOUS! Victor and I were strolling up Boulevard Beaumarchais. He was admiring the motorcycle shops and I was just window shopping. When I saw this place, I knew I had to go in. There is a little bit of everything in this store and restaurant combination and it is wonderful. If I could move into the basement of Maison Plisson, I would. Wine, chocolate, mustards, oils, spices, jams, even more wine, even more chocolate. It was like a epicurean heaven. While I didn’t see that many gluten-free options, there were a few on the shelves. Upstairs, there is a charcuterie counter, cheese counter, produce, and even a restaurant. For those of you who have been to Eataly in NYC, this is like a smaller more carefully curated destination market. I loved this beautiful market and would highly recommend a stop here for any foodie.


Many locations throughout Paris

I didn’t shop here, but the sign in the window caught my eye. “No Gluten? YES!” Besides at the gluten-free bakeries and restaurants that I researched ahead of time, I didn’t see many references to gluten in Paris. This particular store (I forget what street we were on) had a small selection of gluten-free food. From the Naturalia website, it looks like they are quite aware of gluten-free at their stores and online shop.



I went in to probably every supermarket I saw in Paris. I wanted to scope out the gluten-free scene. There were limited choices, but at least something in every store. I found familiar brands like Schar and new-to-me brands like Gerblé (Make sure you find the Sans Gluten!)*** Not all products were located in the same area of the store, so you might have to look around a bit to find gluten-free food.

Here are my suggestions for everyday groceries in Paris. Check each website for locations.


I hope you find this bakery and grocery guide helpful. Stay tuned for the next part of my Paris adventures and where I ate during my time in France!

*** NOTE: I have been told that Gerblé Sans Gluten might not be safe for consumption. I have written to the company to inquire about production and ingredients and will report back their response as soon as possible. As with any recommendation I make on this website, it is ultimately up to you to research each product you eat and eery restaurant you are eating in.

New York

100% Gluten-Free Bakeries in New York City

By the Way Bakery, a 100% gluten-free bakery in New York City
By the Way Bakery, a 100% gluten-free bakery in New York City

On Monday, I posted about 100% gluten-free restaurants in New York City. Today, I am focusing on gluten-free sweets. We are so lucky to have so many options for gluten-free baked goods including cakes, cookies, cupcakes, and even pies in Manhattan.

Here is a list of the gluten-free bakeries currently open in NYC.

Coming Fall 2015

NoGlu New York City
100% gluten-free French épicerie and restaurant
1266 Madison Ave.

By the Way Bakery (2nd NYC location)
100% gluten-free and Kosher
1236 Lexington Ave.

Baked by Melissa Gluten-Free
Next door to a non-gluten-free store, so make sure you visit the right one!
526 7th. Avenue

Updated list as of September 3, 2015

Erin McKenna’s Bakery (formerly known as Babycakes NYC)
100% gluten-free
248 Broome St., New York, NY 10002
(212) 677-5047

By The Way Bakery
100% gluten-free and dairy-free, Kosher
2442 Broadway

Jennifer’s Way Bakery
100% gluten-free
263 East 10th St., New York, NY 10009
(646) 682-9501

Tu-Lu’s Gluten-Free Bakery
100% gluten-free
338 East 11th Street New York, NY 10003
(212) 777-2227

Pip’s Place has closed it’s doors as of July 15, 2015
Pip’s Place – The Gluten Free Cakery
100% gluten-free
Location 1: 1729-31 1st Ave., New York, NY 10128
(212) 360-6400

Location 2: 127 East 39th St., New York, NY 10016
(646) 823-9393

Tatz Gourmet Sweetz has closed it’s doors as of August 30, 2015
Tatz Gourmet Sweetz
100% gluten-free
844 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10025

Please note: I have confirmed with every bakery listed above that they are 100% gluten-free.  If you have any specific questions about the bakeries, their ingredients, or their preparation, please contact them directly. Additionally, the posting of these bakeries is not an endorsement in any way. 


Gluten-Free Bakeries More Popular Than Ever

Gluten-free bakeries seem to be in their prime right now. Every day a new story comes across my desk announcing a new gluten-free bakery opening in cities across the globe! Baked goods seem to be one of the top things people miss when they go gluten-free. With delicious options from gluten-free bakeries, you do not need to feel deprived any longer. Put on your walking shoes, stretchy pants, and explore these gluten-free bakeries!

New York City: Gluten-Free Bakeries

Philadelphia: A gluten-free bakery boom

Boston: Round-Up of Gluten-Free Bakeries in Boston

Washington, DC: Allergy-Friendly Bakeries In The Metro DC Area

North Carolina: Raleigh-Durham Bakeries, Charlotte Bakeries, and Greensboro & Winston-Salem Bakeries

New Jersey: Gluten-Free Bakeries in NJ

Portland, OR: Where to Live the Gluten-Free Good Life in Portland (notably missing Petunia’s Pies and Pastries

Washington: Gluten-Free Bakeries in Washington (State)

Toronto: The Best Gluten-Free Bakeries in Toronto

Paris: Let them eat gluten-free cake

London: London’s Best (mostly gluten free) Cupcakes

Madrid: Three GF Bakeries in Madrid

As with any restaurant or bakery, please call ahead to make sure the location is still open! 

Does your city have a list of gluten-free bakeries? Let me know and I will add it to this round-up