Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Z Pizza in Alexandria Goes Gluten Free

Great news! Z Pizza now has a gluten free pie crust. The crust is light and delicious. While I love the Rustico crust as well, Z Pizza's seems to be more of a rice flour as opposed to the chickpea flour crust at Rustico. The Z Pizza crust is thinner and lighter in texture.

Z Pizza is not serving gluten free crusts at all of their locations yet, but their Alexandria franchise on Duke Street now has it. David and I were particularly excited about this new food option because Z Pizza offers takeout and my family loves Z Pizza. When people invite us over for dinner, I often feel like I don't have good options to tell them of things they can feed me, so Z Pizza is a perfect option, particularly for friends who don't cook much.

We ordered Z Pizza last week and asked all of the usual 'gluten free questions' of the manager. They make and bake their gluten free crusts in a separate part of the store AND they use separate toppings to put on the pizzas. I didn't inquire as to whether all of the topping options are gluten free, so I kept it simple and ordered a pizza with veggies (the California pizza). Z Pizza uses fresh ingredients, many of which are organic. The pizza was flavorful, delicious and I didn't get sick! The pizza also reheated well the next day so I enjoyed it for lunch too.

Enjoy! Let me know if you try any of the other toppings offered at Z Pizza.

Z Pizza
3217 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314


Anonymous said...

So good!

mb said...

Now if we could just get them to do the same in the Arlington store!

Thanks for the heads up though - Alexandria here I come.

Stacey said...

We have tried the American, Mexican and Pepperoni & Sausage. All of them were great.

Beryl said...

I love the Zpizza GF crust! I have been to the Zpizza stores in South Riding, Va and Dulles, VA which are both carrying the GF crust as well.

Zarina said...

Thanks for making this post! i was just diagnosed with Celiac's a few weeks ago, and am looking into any and all food options.

Steph said...

The Silver Spring location has GF crust, too! So good!