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Jun 29, 2009 11:01 AM


I was walking past Viva Herbal [2nd ave and 12th st] and noticed a sign offering gluten free pizza. This is an experiment and if it works well, they may offer it uptown at their Bway & 97th st location. The downtown Viva is cholov yisrael. Please enocurage them !

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  1. Do they have a separate oven for gluten free pizza? Or have they gone completely gluten free? Seems odd because a pizza oven is not a small investment.

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    1. re: DeisCane

      no - they are not that machmir [strict] -
      they are experimenting with a new gluten free pizza crust made from a local vendor.
      for someone with severe celiac's this wouldn't work but for those who for other reasons are gluten free [and keep kosher], this is a first.

      1. re: meateater

        Gotcha. We have friends whose kids have mild celiac so that seems like a decent option.

        1. re: DeisCane

          Mild celiac is the same as being a little pregnant. While someone may not react to ingesting gluten, the damage is done. If they are vigilant about cleaning the equipment, hopefully it will be ok.

          1. re: carfreeinla

            some local pizza chains in my area are offering GF pizza. They use the same pizza oven, but theGF pizzas are contained in their own metal foil pans to avoid cross contamination.
            I haven't found a GF pizza that my husband likes yet, but I'm still looking.

    2. MIKE's on 92nd and Amsterdam is offerring Gluten Free pizza. $15 for a 13 inch pie [larger than individual pie]. Very Good. same topping choices as regular pie, only the crust is different.

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      1. re: meateater

        Mikes as in Mike's Bistro? Or is this Mikes a dairy place?

        1. re: Southern Belle

          Mike from Mike's Bistro has opened up a dairy pizza stored called Mike's Pizzeria Italian Kitchen. Mike's pizza is offering the pizza.

          1. re: avitrek

            La Pizzeria in Great Neck(NY) also has gluten free pizza, but I believe that they use the same oven for the regular pizza.

            1. re: avitrek

              Is it a bready crust or a thin crust? Just want to know what to dream about until I can get there to try it for myself....

              1. re: Southern Belle

                more thin than bready but not as thin as a regular pizza can and often is ....

        2. For those in the Chicago area, Malibu Pizza in Skokie now also serves gluten free pizza. I haven’t tried it yet but I’ve heard some good reviews.