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California Pizza Kitchen offers gluten-free pizza

Posted on June 29th, 2011 by Alison Read 7 Comments - Add Your Own »

California Pizza Kitchen has officially launched a gluten-free crust. In an email sent to me today, it was announced:

“The wait is over! Today California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) has launched gluten free pizza crust, making 29 of their original pizzas available gluten free.

cpkCPK has taken notice of the increased demand with more than 3 million Americans affected by Celiac Disease and created a specialty menu with various gluten free items. Among the 29 different gluten free pizzas available is America’s favorite, The Original BBQ Chicken pizza, the Pear & Gorgonzola pizza and the Wild Mushroom pizza. CPK also offers other gluten free appetizers, soups, salads, specialties, kids items and desserts to choose from on their current menu.”

On their website, it states “Gluten-Free crust available upon request” and that the pizzas that not gluten-free are the Thai Chicken and Roasted Artichoke + Spinach.

There are over 230 CPK locations in the U.S., so hopefully there is one near you! I have no idea if they are fully trained in how to safely serve the gluten-free diner. Let’s hope so, and that they are aware of the emotions of the gluten-free diner! If you go, be sure to report back here about your experience!

Comments

  1. Very cool! Until I downloaded their glutenfree menu from their site and they have an awfully large disclaimer… “Warning:….. Additionally, normal kitchen operations involve shared cooking and preparation areas, or we may need to substitute ingredients in menu items.”

    So we can’t eat there yet…my husband has definitely reacted from food from other restaurants with similar practices :(

    We were so excited too!

  2. Buddy’s Pizza in the Motor City (best pizza in Detroit) has a gluten free menu as well. They only list 4 specialty pizzas, but you can ask about others. http://www.buddyspizza.com/documents/BuddysGlutenFreeMenu.pdf

    Also, Cottage Inn (another Michigan favorite) has gluten free crusts as well.

  3. Jenn, I didn’t see that statement. Thanks for posting!

  4. Jenn’s observation reminds me of how complicated eating outside of our homes can be. My friend was so excited about the new Bachman Company gluten-free puzzle pretzels. Today, I read her email about how sesame seeds are used in the same facility where the pretzels are made. Since her daughter is allergetic to sesame seeds, in addition to gluten, they decided not to take the chance.

  5. That’s great news! I’ve been experimenting with a gluten-free diet, and pizza is a hard one to give up. I love California Pizza Kitchen.

  6. Check out http://www.extremepizza.com/ they have a gluten free base as well with 13 different standard pizzas, although you can customize as well. They even have one which is cheese free which is very enjoyable. This has been a very welcome find recently after finding my own gluten allergies (as well as dairy and many other things).
    An article about their practices, at least at my local – http://celiacrestaurantguide.com/2010/05/walnut-creek/

    Enjoy

  7. Darn! I thought I would get blog space for serving you the first bun on a hamburger in Newport Beach…..MIL

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