I discovered this post in my drafts, from 3 years ago. It made me miss our time in Paris, so I’ve decided to post it now.
We’ve spent the last three months in Paris on sabbatical, but the time has come to head home (to a new home, since we’ve moved out of Brooklyn and we’ll be living with a friend in the Hudson Valley).
There are two locations in Paris, one is near Place de la Madeleine and is only for take away meals. It’s about a 10 minute walk from Jardin des Tuileries, so it’s perfect for grabbing a picnic lunch to eat in the garden.
The other location is near Canal St. Martin. It’s a cute café with an eclectic atmosphere that serves lunch, pastries, coffee, and tea. They even have a small section of gluten free packaged products to purchase such as cereal, pasta, and beer.
My absolute favorite dessert while in Paris was Tarte au Citron Meringuée, a lemon meringue tart. It’s sweet but so fresh and light, and Helmut Newcake’s was absolutely lovely!
After tea, I walked home a different direction than normal and stumbled upon a great little magasin, a health food store called Welcome Magasin Bio. They had a great gluten free selection and I was so sad to only discover it on my last day in Paris!