Bonjour NoGlu Gluten-Free Bakery & Restaurant! Welcome to NYC!
A few years ago I had a trip booked to Paris. I was so excited to visit one of my favorite cities in the world, however I had a realization after booking the trip: I was newly gluten-intolerant. I was afraid that I might not be able to indulge in all the incredible baked goods I’d enjoyed on previous trips.Â Buttery croissants, Ã©clairs, decadent chocolate chip cookies, petit fours, they all called my name..and were all filled with gluten.Â Determined to find a bakery in Paris where I could indulge,Â I discovered NoGlu, the ultimate gluten-free destination in Paris.
NoGlu was founded in 2012 by FrÃ©derique Jules, who has been called a “pioneer for gluten-free cuisine” by Gluten Free Living. Being gluten and lactose intolerant herself,Â FrÃ©derique recognized the limited number of gluten-free options in a country that was famous for their food and pastries. After feeling frustrated about the lack of options in France, she took matters into her own hands. Embarking on a search for the best chefs and patisserie specialists,Â FrÃ©derique focused on her goal of starting her own gluten-free, lactose-free eatery in a city filled with restaurants that weren’t able to cater to those with food intolerances and allergies. After securing some of the best talent around, NoGlu opened their doors as bakery, restaurant, and gourmet store.
NoGlu Gluten-Free Bakery in New York City
After three years of success in Paris, this week NoGlu debuted their first American location in New York City.Â FrÃ©derique was constantly being asked by customers when she was planning to expand to America. She decided to make her dream a reality, and began the process of opening up an NYC outpost.Â After searching for the perfect space,Â FrÃ©derique settled on a cozy storefront located in the Upper East Side of New York City, on the famed Madison Avenue between 90th and 91st street, steps from Central Park.
The baked goods from NoGlu are out of this world. I sampled a gluten-free madeline that was light and fluffy, a consistency that’s often hard to achieve with gluten-free flour which can often be quite heavy. I also sampled a chocolate cupcake with vanilla frosting, which was the perfect accompaniment to a steaming cup of coffee.Â NoGlu has a variety of espresso drinks made to order.
When visiting the bakery,Â I couldn’t get over how artful and beautiful each pastry was. The Lemon, Vanilla, and Carrot Cakes looked like a painting they were so gorgeous. The cakes can be purchased whole, or in individual slices. Some of the flavors are also dairy-free and nut-free, although be sure to ask for specifics before ordering.
These delicate strawberry and blueberry fruit tarts were (almost) too beautiful to eat, they’ll be offered with a variety of fruit toppings, depending on what is in season.
Freshly Squeezed Juices at NoGlu
In addition to baked goods, NoGlu also has over ten varieties of fresh squeezed juices, as well as sandwiches which can be taken to go,Â made on NoGlu gluten-free bread of course!
How sweet are these gluten-free chocolate chip cookie mixes in mason jars? The perfect gift for a friend, or for yourself if interesting in making NoGlu cookies at home!
Bread and cookies to go. I couldn’t help myself and purchased one of each! In addition to the bakery, NoGlu will be opening a restaurant serving lunch, dinner, and brunch within the month. Stay tuned for updates!
Visit NoGlu at 1266 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10128
Please note that NoGlu is 100% gluten-free, with a dedicated kitchen. Nut-Free and Dairy-Free options are available, be sure to ask for specifics before ordering.