If you're used to having a local Whole Foods around the corner, but you're in town for Paris Fashion Week, it's only a matter of time before typical French food stops being interesting and starts triggering your emerging/existing sensitivity to gluten. Before it comes to this, here is our go-to list of top five places to find healthy food in Paris:
NANASHI, LE MARAIS
The French have chic versions of everything, and that now includes the bento box. This minimalist spot is the current reigning trendy venue among the fashion crowd, so opt for off-peak hours to beat the line-up. Or on-peak if you actually feel like networking. Order the salmon chirashi.
57 rue Charlot
SEASON, LE MARAIS
Juices, chia seed puddings, a variety of bowls you'll spend time more time photographing than eating, and innovative versions of low-carb favorites such as Red Chard Caesar Salad with avocado.
1 rue Charles-François Dupuis
BOB'S KITCHEN, LE MARAIS
Going to Bob's is all about the veggie stew and assortment of side salads. It can only be described as the 'tastiest things you can do with vegetables', and is the perfect antidote to all those steak tartares.
74 Rue des Gravilliers
NOGLU, 2ND ARRONDISSEMENT
The name speaks for itself - and the Paris outpost of this gluten-free eatery (there's already one in New York) doesn't disappoint. Think gluten-free versions of classic burger and fries and indulgent desserts - a place to go when you are hungry and need something substantial you can feel good about.
16 Passage des Panoramas
WILD AND THE MOON, LE MARAIS
Vegan and gluten-free, Wild and the Moon is the perfect breakfast or lunch spot to refuel and get a mocha with almond milk and coconut oil. The presentation is Insta-worthy and the ambience is basically a Kinfolk editorial.
55 rue Charlot