Craving a good old fashioned pizza? It’s seems as though lately every purveyor in the Italian food arena is trying to cash in on the 4.2 billion dollar gluten-free business by offering gluten-free pizza crusts that people with Celiac disease can enjoy too.
In their defense, they pretty much have to if they want to stay competitive in today’s restaurant marketplace. Now, most of the chains such as Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza, Naked Pizza, and Woodstocks have a gluten-free pizza crust option.
However it comes at a steep price, most places charge a minimum of $3 extra for the pleasure of enjoying a pie. And the problem is a lot of them are not really that good, and it really, really depends on the crust. If you have to eat gluten-free and you love pizza imagine when you find one that is not only tolerable, but tasty and affordable? Yes, ma’am!
So who does make the best pie? It can be subjective for the most part. One of the best ones we’ve ever tried was at this little gem in East Village close to Petco Park, Toast Enoteca and Cucina.
The overall taste experience has to do with the rest of the ingredients as well as a good crust quite frankly because if those aren’t of really good quality, it makes the whole pizza eating experience an empty and expensive one. Great crust on this one, not the usual carboard disk you often get with gluten-free crust.
It’s officially a ‘wine bar’ which is partially why it's so surprising to find such good eats and gluten-free options. However this restaurant is the new concept of restaurateur Martin Gonzalez who is executive chef at Acqua Al 2, so it made a lot of sense.
Give it a go, it’s a great way to spend an afternoon or evening whenever you would like to try an authentic, non-chain gluten-free pie and enjoy a glass of one of the 400 wines they have to choose from, we highly suggest stopping by.