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Does Going Gluten Free Mean Saying Goodbye to Pizza?

Pizza and wineGoing gluten free can seem like an impossible decision, even when it’s necessary for your health. Especially for Italian food lovers like us, the thought of giving up bread, pasta, pizza, and other savory foods is heartbreaking. Fortunately, as more and more people are having to or choosing to go gluten free, there are more and more options for gluten-free foods.

Are you nervous about making the transition into a gluten-free lifestyle? We’re here with great news! Being gluten free now means that you can have your cake and eat it, too. Well, in this case, we’re talking about a different kind of indulgence: pizza. Here’s how you can have your pizza and eat it, too!

Start With the Crust

Thanks to websites like Pinterest and alternative offerings at restaurants, you can enjoy many different variations of gluten-free pizza crust wherever you are. Whether you like your pizza crust thin and crispy or thick and fluffy, you’ll have no trouble finding a recipe to suit your tastes. Some of the best gluten-free pizza crusts are made with any one of the following base ingredients (or a combination of multiple):

  • Rice flour
  • Potato flour
  • Tapioca
  • Almond flour
  • Coconut flour
  • Quinoa
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Cauliflower base (bonus for veggies!)
  • Zucchini base (bonus for veggies!)

Many of these alternatives to traditional pizza crust can be made sugar free, vegan, or organic—depending on your dietary needs and preferences.

We make our gluten-free pizza out of a mixture of rice flour, potato flour, tapioca flour, and other natural ingredients. Take a look at our pizza menu for the complete list of ingredients. Our gluten-free pizzas are available in medium (12-inch) or large (14-inch).

Spread On Some Sauce

Sauces can often be a sneaky source of gluten ingredients, but traditional pizza sauce is usually a safe bet. If you’re ever unsure, ask the restaurant for ingredients, check the jar or can, or better yet—make some sauce from scratch! Using fresh tomatoes, spices, herbs, and other vegetables, you can easily whip up a gluten-free sauce of your own.

Sprinkle on Some Cheese

One of the best things about cheese: it’s gluten free. Not that you really need more of a reason to love cheese! Sprinkle (or dump) on your favorite cheeses to your heart’s content.

Add Your Toppings

Going gluten free doesn’t mean having to skimp on flavor. Whether you prefer a plain pepperoni pie or a more creative pizza, you can load up on almost any kind of topping you can think of. Just stay away from meatballs, as those are typically a source of gluten. If you’re unsure about a specific topping, it can never hurt to ask.

If you’re choosing to go gluten free to improve your health, that shouldn’t have to mean giving up all of your favorite foods. Whether you’re cooking at home or out to eat for Happy Hour, you can still enjoy your favorite pizza and not feel bad about it. Contact us to learn more about our pizza options and daily specials!

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