After spending three days in Amsterdam and enjoying all of the incredible dairy-free and gluten-free options they had to offer, I was initially a little underwhelmed with Paris' food scene. That's not to say I didn't find amazing places to eat foods that I enjoyed, but it was much more difficult to find a coffee shop with almond milk or oat milk to put in my coffee. This meant often times just drinking it black, which I'll admit, is't the end of the world. But after a bit more research I came across a handful of places that seemed worthy of time. I'm happy to report that after all of that searching we landed on a TON of great places that I will probably be dreaming about for years to come. This guide includes a few cafes and restaurants that have gluten-free and dairy-free options to make traveling with dietary restrictions not only less stressful, but exciting and enjoyable.
This place was so fun! It reminded me a lot of a place we like in Chicago called Hutch. It's a very trendy brunch place and the line was pretty long to get in, but the food was totally worth the wait. I had a poached eggs, kale salad, and sausage, which is super simple, but was so, so satisfying and delicious! The only thing I wasn't a fan of was how close we were sitting to other people, but I would definitely still go back to this place. It is for sure one of those places though that if you go at prime brunch time then you are going to have to wait a very, very long time to get a table. We went on a weekday and waited maybe 20 minutes around 9am.
This place was great! They had super cute hipster vibes going on and their espresso was amazing! The staff was very friendly and I would totally go back. I was planning to get drip coffee, but unfortunately they did not have any non-dairy milks and black coffee is not my favorite so I opted for espresso (which I do find tasty without any plant-based milks).
This place was super fun and very, very tiny. They have a pretty small menu, but everything is reasonably priced and what we tasted was delicious and refreshing! The little shop has a very west coast DIY feel that I found charming and the staff was very sweet.
I loved the little upstairs nook that this shop had! It was so cute! The coffee here was very good, but I was a little disappointed they did not have any non-dairy milks so I tried to drink it black and it was still great.
This was my favorite place that we ate at in Paris and I would fly back again and again just to try each and everything in their display! The entire bakery is full of gluten-free goodies, but my favorite was their gluten-free breads. They're homemade daily they even use special flour mills that they've created themselves! While I wait to book my next trip to get some of their breads I might have to buy myself a gluten free bread cookbook to make some myself! Their date and nut bread was my favorite!
This place doubles as a cafe / decor shop and it has the cutest Scandinavian / modern kitchen tools and home decor. I wanted to buy literally everything they sold! I did treat myself to a little mug and saucer (as if I don't already have enough mugs) and everything time I use it I think of our wonderful trip! This is definitely a fun place to pop in, look around, and then grab a treat to mucnh on.
This coffee shop was close to our air b and b so we frequented it daily. I loved how the maintained the charming classic Paris atmosphere, but offered some trendier options. Their regular coffee as well as their almond milk flat white were great. They were super fast (which I definitley appreicate when I am getting my first cup of the day!) but they also had a cute outdoor seating area that you could sit and relax for as long as you wanted and not feel rushed.
This was a nostalgic visit for us. When we were in Paris for our honeymoon we frequented this cafe because it was close to our hotel. Going back there was super fun! It's one of those places that gives you a truly authentic Parisian experience. It's located just outside of the Luxembourg gardens and is the perfect place to grab a late breakfast and espresso.
This is the restaurant that inspired me to start incorporating a salad into breakfast. I order the salmon, poached eggs, and avocado and it came with SO many greens! It was so unbelievably tasty and it felt so good to fill up on greens so early in the day. Josiah had toast with pickled beets, cauliflower, hazelnuts, and some sort of honey sauce drizzle. It's a very hipster brunch / lunch place, but it really did live up to the hype. Definitely add it to you list to visit!
I definitely would give this restaurant a 10/10 based on their amazing customer service. The owner greeted us so eagerly and kindly made sure that our every need was not only met, but anticipated. She was so, so very thoughtful! This was our last meal in Paris before heading back to Amsterdam and I can't think of a better way to be sent off. They have a very good gluten-free menu. We kept it very basic and just went with eggs with gluten-free bread. They had great coffee as well! We also ordered a carrot, strawberry, grapefruit juice that was delicious! It was so light and the perfect way to spent our last morning in Paris.