Something sweet & gluten free: Helmut Newcake

How to follow Helmut Newton at the Grand Palais? By indulging in classic French patisserie delights chez Helmut Newcake!

French Patisserie chef by trade, Marie Tagliaferro returned from London with her husband to open up the first Parisien gluten-free bakery near the banks of the canal St Martin in the 10th. Helmut Newcake is a playful spin on the couple’s love for contemporary art and Marie’s passion for creating classic French patisseries from a secret gluten-free base. So sweet!

This trendy, fun, london-style cafe/tea salon serves up a range of exclusively gluten-free treats for lunch. The pasta, tarts and salads are tasty. However, the icing on the newcake has to be the light Parisien patisseries. The cannelle, chocolate fondant, and financiers hardly have a gluten- free sniff about them. They are delicious, simply.

Until now, searching for tummy loving, gluten-free goodies in Paris could be uninspiring, when you compare the diverse options and initiatives available in London and NY. It’s not easy to find gluten-free products in Paris, particularly bread. Marie fully understands the demands of following a gluten-free diet. She is currently experimenting with a bread recipe and hoping to cook up an exciting tolerable baguette for her clients.

Slightly off the beaten track but a nice stop on a Sunday afternoon followed by a walk along the vibrant banks of the Canal St Martin.

For more gluten-free inspiration, have a look at the mouthwatering dishes of cannelle & vanille.

Helmut Newcake: 36, Rue Bichat, 75010 Paris Metro:Goncourt & République Note the unusual hoursClosed Monday & Tuesday. (Wed-Sat): 12pm-8pm. (Sun):10am-6pm.

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