The Best of Gluten Free

GF restaurant in Paris – Des Si & des Mets January 28, 2009


New 100% Gluten Free restaurant in Paris!

Apparently this place just opened up a few months ago (November 2008 ) and is the only 100% gluten free restaurant in Paris. Chef Yuri blends his own flour and creates his dishes from scratch.

The ambiance is modern but cozy at the same time. The servers are very friendly (not always a given in Paris :))

They offer a dinner menu which includes a starter, main dish and a dessert for 26 euros – this is a good deal anywhere in the city, and the portions promise to fill you up completely (although you still won’t be able to decline the desserts…)


I had:

Octopus sushi on violet rice with a sweet and spicy miso sauce
Steak with a roquefort gratin and broccoli
Rhubarb crumble

My friend tried:

French onion soup
Grilled calamari with vegetables and herb risotto
Chocolate lava cake

Plus you have unlimited GF bread, and a nice selection of drinks and wine to choose from (they also serve fruit smoothies which we didn’t try, but they looked good as well)

The sushi starter, onion soup, gratin, and the two desserts really stand out as exceptional. Since we took advantage of the wonderful bread as well, the two of us ended up very full (that borderline uncomfortable full) so next time I think better moderation is in order!

The restaurant is situated in the 18th arrondissement (near metro stops Abbesses or Blanche) and you will need to walk up rue Lepic which has a moderate incline to it – so by the time you get there your appetite will be stoked. Afterwards you can walk around the nice Montmartre neighborhood to walk off some of that chocolate cake :)

They also offer a brunch on Sundays (from 12 to 3 pm) which looks wonderful as well – I plan on going back sometime soon!

One side of the dining room

One side of the dining room

 Link to the restaurant website here







One Response to “GF restaurant in Paris – Des Si & des Mets”

  1. We visited this restaurant in February, and were very satisfied. It was however almost empty, apart from me and my two children there were only a Dutch couple there. Please, all coeliacs visiting Paris, do go there! The food was very good, and it is a pity if they have to close.
    We saw many people reading the menu outside, but I think many were frightened away by the words Gluten free. But it is well worth visiting for everyone, not only for coeliacs.

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