When I was diagnosed with celiac disease and an allergy to dairy and casein over 12 years ago, my first thought was, “How am I ever going to give up croissants and petit pain au chocolat (chocolate croissants)?”
These are still some of my favorite gluten free foods whether I’m living in Paris, France or somewhere else in the world. So, needless to say, I have been on a quest to find delicious gluten and dairy free croissants everywhere.
One of my favorite croissants that I found in my travels through Europe that I love are manufactured by ProCeli, a company headquartered in Spain. It should be noted that their regular croissants are free from gluten, wheat, milk, lactose, soy, nuts and sesame while the chocolate croissants are only free from gluten, wheat and sesame and do contain milk.
The ProCeli croissants, baguettes and other tasty special diet products can currently be purchased across Europe including Andorra, Belgium, Dinamarca, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal and Spain
Also there is another gluten free croissant from Glutabye which I found in Paris that do contain butter. So I have not tried them but my friends loved them!
I would highly recommend that if you are staying in Paris or anywhere in France that you have any of these products shipped to you from some of the on-line stores listed under France – it is so very worth it!!!Now you can enjoy croissants throughout Europe!
Craving fresh baked items too? Check out the listing of special diet bakeries around the world offering goodies free from gluten, dairy, nuts, and even sometimes egg! Have one for me! Also, check out the blog Four Seasons of Travel for great travel tips when heading to Paris.
And, as always, when traveling to a foreign speaking country, be sure to have your gluten free, dairy free, allergy free and/or shellfish free translation cards with you to make sure you are safe when shopping or eating out in restaurants around the world.
Have you found other great gluten and dairy free croissants or bakeries? Share your discoveries with us!