Pizza Pizza makes gluten free pizza crust now! Pizza Pizza is a nice alternative to cooking dinner and my family enjoys takeout pizza every once in a while. Up until now, I could not get excited about the whole pizza night idea.
When I heard that they had gluten-free pizza I was a little skeptical on how capable they were of creating gluten-free products in a pizza shop. So I had to investigate. It is one thing to offer a gluten-free crust on the pizza and quite another to discourage cross-contamination in a takeout restaurant whose entire menu is made of wheat and gluten.
When I questioned the franchise owner, he seemed quite committed to the concept and fully informed about the possibilities of cross contamination. He told me that they use a separate counter to prepare the pizza and separate utensils for slicing it after it comes out of the oven. He indicated that they keep the gluten-free pizza separate throughout the entire process of preparing, cooking and packaging.
The gluten free is only available in size small but if there is only one gluten-free person in your household, as there is in ours, the small pizza is more than enough. It is slightly more expensive than their regular pizzas and it tastes reasonably good. If you have dairy allergies along with your gluten allergy, order it with lots of toppings and hold the cheese.
I have a preference for gluten-free that does not use rice substitutes and I suspect that they use rice flour in place of wheat flour in the crust of the gluten-free pizza. But with a great glass of red wine and no dishes to clean up, I can enjoy my gluten-free pizza with the family now. Buon Gusto!