If you’ve been to this blog before, you know I absolutely love pizza. Boston has many great gluten-free pizza options (I am so overdue on sharing these, but I will!), but sometimes, a girl just wants some homemade pizza! I have been on a cooking kick lately (you’ll be seeing more of that here as well), and my boyfriend gave up eating out for Lent, so a homemade pizza night seemed like the perfect idea for a Saturday evening earlier this month. Continue reading
Hello, hello! Happy 2013! As with every year, I hope this is the one that I really devote myself to maintaining this blog… I suppose time will tell. I’m inspired to share my dinner with you all tonight since I could not find a recipe like this when I tried searching for it, and because it came out pretty darn tasty!
Tonight a pizza craving struck… if you read this blog, you’ll know that’s nothing new for me. I had some leftover pizza supplies kicking around my fridge, but not quite enough to cover the dough mix I had in my cupboard. Wanting to eat something healthy, I figured I’d try to incorporate quinoa! A quick Pinterest search wasn’t giving me the kind of crust I had in mind, so I decided to take a leap of faith and make up my own.
I wanted quinoa to be the true base of this pizza, so I kept it as simple as possible. Enjoy! Continue reading
I made a great error. I went grocery shopping on an empty stomach just after gluten-free slices night at Zing! Pizza had ended. I needed dinner, and I had a taste for pizza. Upon reaching the freezer with the gluten-free goods at my local Shaw’s, I found it completely fogged up, its contents completely masked by the layer of perspiration on its doors.
Blindly, I opened a centrally located door, and fortunately found gluten-free pizza right where the door opened. I looked no further…
An adorable little pizza, I picked up a Foods by George Gluten-Free Cheese Pizza. Starving (and on the phone) I quickly, but distractedly finished my shopping and rushed home to make my pizza. I missed the “place pizza directly on rack” instruction and stuck mine on a baking sheet and immediately into the oven, as I unpacked my groceries.
UPDATE: Zing! has closed. The cafe is still open in Porter Square Books as far as I know, but they do not offer gluten-free pizza.
1932 Massachusetts Avenue | Cambridge, MA
Oh, my goodness. Have I ever discovered a gem.
The Labor Day weekend has been absolutely beautiful here in New England, and yesterday was no exception. My roommate and were just leaving to go kayaking on the Charles (awesome) when my parents called to say they were biking through the area and asked, “What was the name of that other gluten-free pizza place in Porter Square?” I had bought a Groupon to Zing! back in January, but hadn’t been there yet. I told them to try Zing! Pizza and let me know how they liked it. My parents stopped for a gluten-free lunch, and my roommate and I took off on a kayaking adventure that involved high-speed winds and therefore an excellent workout.
This weekend brought me back to Cape Cod for an exciting and lovely singing reunion. As is tradition with my family for every good Cape trip, we stopped by BZ’s Pizza and Mexican in Dennisport for our favorite gluten-free pizza. The place was packed!
Sadly, the pizza was not as good as it has been in the past. I reviewed their pizza last summer here, but since then their old gluten-free crust supplier has gone out of business. The new pizzas could only be ordered in a personal size and sadly, were just not up to snuff. Previously my favorite gluten-free pizza, BZ’s have fallen in the ranks.
The new pizza has a more obvious frozen pizza taste and the texture is grainer than their previous crust. A crispier taste I suppose. It is definitely still good, but not like it used to be. We’ll probably continue our tradition, but it won’t be with the glee that we used to.
412 Main Street | Hyannis, MA | 508.771.1776
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There aren’t many late night dining options on Cape Cod… at all. So when my friend and I found ourselves hungry for dinner at 9:30pm, we weren’t sure we’d find it. After arriving at the British Beer Company in Hyannis, I wasn’t sure they’d get their act together enough to serve it to us! Luckily though, they do serve pizza until 11pm and we did manage to get a table (though it was far too complicated for my liking, oh well).
We got a table right in front of the band that was setting up… which ended up timing perfectly to the end of the meal. And they were ill, the bass player had six strings and was absolutely shredding it! Anyway, back to the gluten-free food! A friend had mentioned that the British Beer Company served gluten-free pizza, so there I finally was to check it out. Our waitress was actually very nice and attentive and promptly took our order and confirmed that yes, there was gluten-free pizza there.
I liked their pizza. It tasted like bar pizza, which I haven’t had in a long, long time. The crust was fluffy and thick, but a little bland, though I didn’t notice the blandness with the toppings. It was unlike any gluten-free crust I’ve had, and I appreciated that it was a bit different than the crispy flatbreads I’ve found. My non-gluten-free friend gave it her seal of approval, so either it’s pretty good or she’s been eating some bad pizza… All joking aside, I’d definitely recommend it, and though the crust is not my favorite, it was still good and the atmosphere at the British Beer Company is much more fun than most gluten-free establishments. Where else can you enjoy some gluten-free pizza and the musical stylings of 5:7 Heavy just a few feet from your seat?
As I’m doing my research, I’ve found something truly exciting! Since it was so late and the hostesses were so horrible, I didn’t ask for a gluten-free menu, but I looked it up online and they claim it is the largest gluten-free menu in New England. There are gluten-free wraps! And gluten-free rolls (which they say is exciting… they’re right!)! And two different gluten-free beers! And of course, gluten-free pizza. I’m excited to go back and try their other options!
1782 Massachusetts Ave. | Cambridge, MA | 617.492.1111
Mother’s Day lunch was an easy choice this year. My mother is also gluten-free and loves pizza, so a little spot called Stone Hearth Pizza Co. was just perfect. Nestled in a collection of store fronts on Mass Ave in Cambridge, this restaurant is cozy and conscious as well. Striving to use organic, locally sourced ingredients, they offer a full menu of favorites — salads, soups, pasta and pizza, all of which are offered in gluten-free varieties.
This gluten-free pizza is the real deal. Offered in a “regular” size (six slices), this is a cheesy, delicious gluten-free pizza. The crust is made from rice flour and it is so delicious! It has a bit of a fluffy texture that isn’t too grainy. Its texture doesn’t compete with the sauce and cheese; unlike most gluten-free pizzas, it works with the other ingredients to make a cohesive, delicious meal. We couldn’t help but eat most of the pizza, despite each ordering our own!
Stone Hearth’s Gluten Free Classic Pizza is absolutely among the best gluten-free pizza I’ve tried. Perhaps they wouldn’t consider this a compliment, but it is a high one in my book: it reminds me of Bertucci’s pizza! I’m more a fan of greasier bar-style pizza so BZ’s still takes the cake, however, Stone Hearth’s is a close contender. You can taste the freshness and quality of the ingredients and the crust is phenomenal. Needless to say, my mother enjoyed her Mother’s Day meal!