So we finally went to The Pie today. The Pie is a local pizza chain in the Salt Lake City area. Three of their restaurants have separate gluten free kitchens with specific practices in place to nearly eliminate the possibility of cross contamination. We went to the South Jordan location.
I did something I've never done before. After reading everything I had about them on their website, I simply went to the counter and ordered my pizza. I didn't quiz them or grill them, she wasn't going to tell me anything I didn't already read online about their practices. Besides, if everything was truly true, this place would be truly safe and there would be no need to turn ordering a pizza into the Spanish Inquisition. So we each ordered a pizza, I ordered a gluten free veggie pizza ($18.99 for a 14" which seems fair) and my husband ordered a regular pepperoni pizza.
They didn't get done at the same time. They called our name to let us know a pizza was ready, the first one was his. It was ooey gooey with cheese covering the pepperoni. He said it was a good pizza and enjoyed it. So check, our gluten eaters will enjoy their pizza there.
Then they called again and my pizza was ready. The gluten free pizza is a thin crust, which I expected before I even made plans to go there. It only comes in a 14" which is fine, I didn't expect a size choice. (I suppose we never can.) At least it isn't a personal size for the first time ever in a year and a half of ordering pizzas. It had fresh Spinach, artichoke hearts, sicilian spiced tomatoes, red onions, feta cheese, and mozzarella cheese and it was piled on. I could barely figure out how to pick up a slice, instead of the barely there topping I've gotten used to. The crust was crispy and delicious with no weird texture or taste. The toppings were perfect and ridiculously plentiful, in fact when I saw them it made the $20 sticker shock go away. It was so amazingly delicious I nearly wept with joy.
Enough time has passed that if I was going to get sick, I would have by now. Which means that without nonsense, grilling or the Spanish Inquisition, I walked into a pizza place, ordered a pizza, and got one safely made. That's it. Just like it used to be. Not every topping is available, but enough are that I was more than satisfied with my choices. I can not recommend this place enough for people visiting the Salt Lake area. There are locations in Salt Lake, South Jordan and Ogden that have gluten free kitchens.