The only drawback of this gluten free paradise is that it is closed two days a week. Helmut Newcake made up for all the patisseries that we had to walk past without making a purchase because our teenage son has coeliac disease. A little out of the way but most definitely worth the effort. So many beautiful and delectable cakes and pastries to choose from. Joanne Tapiolas Australia
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Opened at the end of 2011, Helmut Newcake was the first place for 100% certified gluten-free pastries in Paris, and is the reference for the new generation of bakeries opening up around town. The location by the trendy Canal St-Martin is nestled among a slew of new eateries and coffee shops that are worth a visit. But those looking to enjoy authentic French pastry, like classic éclairs and lemon meringue tarts, can stop in and take a seat in the modern, yet cozy loft-style shop for a cup of coffee and a snack. From Wednesday to Saturday, owners François and Marie Tagliaferro offer inexpensive gluten-free lunch options whipped up my Marie, like simple soups, salads, and quiches (think rocket, quinoa, and smoked salmon). A €24 brunch on Sundays is the ultimate splurge for those with Celiac disease, featuring pancakes, eggs, ham or salmon, amongst other goodies, and yes, it’s all gluten-free, in case that wasn’t clear. Marie, who bakes all of the pastries, is gluten intolerant as well, so you can be bet she’s making sure there’s not an ounce of the allergen anywhere to be found. The bakery also stocks gluten-free goods from England not typically found in France, so do a bit of shopping while you’re at it. And even if you aren’t a Celiac, those without allergies can still appreciate the well-executed pastries – you won’t even miss the wheat.
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Absolutely perfect pastries that look and taste like the real thing. I have been known to take a full box home to London on the Eurostar... and end up eating everything before even getting onto the train. Brunch on Sundays is to die for and the lunch is always delicious and inventive. The owners are wonderful people and are so passionate about what they do. I would give ten stars if I could!
A wonderful location where even gluten intolerants can eat whatever they see and like the look of. But just as good if you're one of those lucky people who can eat anything anywhere!
Travelled all the way from Australia to try the fair... OK, maybe not solely for that - but it was still definitely worth it!