If you’ve been eating gluten-free for any amount of time, you’ve no doubt tried some of the gluten-free pizza crusts that are available. After having only tried Pizza Pizza’s gluten-free crust, I recently got the chance to try some others, including Pizza Nova’s gluten-free mulitgrain crust. Here’s what I thought.
Pizza Pizza’s Gluten-free Crust
From pizzapizza.ca: Perfect for pizza lovers with gluten allergies.
Pizza Pizza was the first chain I heard of offering gluten-free crust. I learned of it shortly after going gluten-free, and tried it not long after that. It’s more or less what you’d expect, if you’ve tried store-bought gluten-free pizza dough.
It’s white, dense, and largely flavourless. It’s also pretty tough. I’d assume it’s largely made of white rice flour, and it probably comes frozen to the stores (unlike regular dough, which comes prepared but fresh). My wheat-eating friends don’t particularly like it.
But it’s edible, after a long work day, or when you get back from travel, and really don’t feel like cooking. And Pizza Pizza has good dipping sauces, so that helps.
Pizza Nova’s Gluten-free Multigrain Crust
From pizzanova.com: Our gluten-free multigrain pizza crust is Trans Fat-Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Lactose Free and Cholesterol Free.
There is no Pizza Nova franchise in Guelph, so I only recently got to try their gluten-free crust. I have to say I was thoroughly impressed, and so was my wheat-eating friend I made a guinea pig.
It was thin and crispy, without being hard. It was tasty. It looked like well-done pizza crust. I wouldn’t have been able to tell it was gluten-free if I hadn’t ordered it that way.
If there was a Pizza Nova nearby, this would be my choice all the time. Pizza Nova also wins bonus points for having an entire page on their site devoted to gluten-free nutritional info.
In conclusion, Pizza Nova is the clear winner on taste and texture. However, since they aren’t near by, and Pizza Pizza is on just about every corner, I will likely still order from them in the future.