Gluten-free foods are not that easy to find in Lausanne. But they are becoming more and more available lately. Thank goodness. Although I am not gluten-intolerant, nor any member of my family, we have a number of friends who are. I hope this post is useful for you and please leave a comment if you have more to add. Several of these places mentioned below also provide lactose-free food.
Cafés, Tea-rooms and Gelateria
rue du Petit-Chêne 20, 1003 Lausanne, 078 705 13 12
The popular cupcake boutique Cuppin’s has gluten-free cupcakes, though the selection is limited. Usually only one or two flavours per day.
Rue du Bugnon 6, 1005 Lausanne, 021 323 41 88
The info I received was that they always have a few gluten-free items on display, and they also accept orders (for pick up on Thursday afternoon) for specific gluten-free items (Thanks Katy)
Rue Enning 8, 1003 Lausanne, 021 311 64 00
Gelato for everyone: free of lactose, dried fruits, gluten, egg or soya! Produced locally. I have never been here myself (what a shame, I know) but at least two other moms have confirmed the quality!
Dessert Santé in Cully
Rue de la Gare 5, 1096 Cully, 079 256 14 74, 021 799 50 20
A chic café with many choices of delicacies (photo below). All gluten-free! To top it up, their outdoor space overlooks lake Léman.
Boutique Odélices in Lucens
Grand’Rue 12, 1522 Lucens, 021 906 68 88
Mouth-watering delicacies (photo below), as well as different types of bread. Gluten and lactose-free. They have a small tea-room.
FYI, Odélices products can also be bought in many places in Vaud, and a few inside Lausanne! Click here for a full list.
Supermarkets and Special Stores
Av Montchoisi 3, 1006 Lausanne
Available both as physical store as well as online!
I found that even my smallish local Coop has gluten-free products, though very limited (see photo below). Their online shop Coop@home also has them.
The Globus in Lausanne has a full shelf, and if I remember correctly the have many imported ones too.
Frozen par-baked gluten-free breads from Migros had been praised by a local mom. Migros online shop LeShop also delivers them (Thanks Monica)
Aligro and Lidl were said to carry gluten-free pasta too (Thanks Heather for info)
The large pharmacies such as Sunstore stocks gluten-free products. I believe Amavita, too.
This website listed several restaurants that have selections of gluten-free dishes.
And finally, do check this blog post by Nicola, a local mom and blogger, about this topic!