Reviewing The Gluten Free Bistro Gourmet Pizza Crust

Posted by on Jan 24, 2013 in Reviews | 0 comments

… And So Enjoying It!

Gluten Free Bistro Logo, courtesy of GFBFinding good gluten-free pizza crust can be tricky. I keep trying different brands of pre-made crusts (and I’ve found some that are worth the money), but often I find that I’m disappointed in the results. Either there is a significant lack of flavor, or the crust is too thin and cracker-like. I’ve even tried some that just seem to become soggy from the toppings I like to stack up on my pizzas. 

I don’t know about you but, in my gluten-free world, there’s no room for giving up pizza or being dissatisfied with this necessary cuisine in my “diet” (I know, there’s that word again). I truly crave pizza from time to time, and when I do, I want to be completely and utterly drenched in a delicious, all-consuming experience. Short of things I cannot talk about on this website, The Gluten Free Bistro Gourmet Pizza Crust brings me close.

The Gluten Free Bistro Gourmet Pizza Crust has a hearty and whole-grain texture and flavor profile. Without being “grainy” and earthy tasting, it isn’t one of those pasty white crusts that don’t seem to offer much substance. Made with a mixture of whole grain sorghum flour, buckwheat flour, and brown rice flour, I like knowing that I’m getting some extra nutrients during my pizza indulging. 

Another characteristic I like is this pizza has some bravata (not too much though). The crust has body and is slightly thick, providing a “real pizza” chew and tooth to each bite. I like being able to sink my teeth into a tender, thick, chewy crust. I think it complements the crunchy, robust toppings I like to add. 

While I didn’t get the crispness to my crust that Gluten Free Bistro says will result, I think it may have been my fault. I did cook my pizza on a very hot stone in the oven, but I think my family and I were just too hungry to wait for the crispness to occur. I also think I might have been thrown off a bit on the cooking time because the crust has some color  already, and I might have mistaken the lovely, golden color on the bottom of the crust for being completely “crisped”. Next time I’ll let the pizzas cook on the pizza stone a little longer. This didn’t cause any negative opinions, however. Just wanted to share this with you so when you cook your pizzas, you’ll be more patient than I was. Also important for me to mention is that I like to slather on a lot of barbecue sauce, and even with my cooking, as mentioned above, the crust didn’t ever get too moist or soak up too much liquid. No sogginess here … Yay! Wish I had a lovely photo of our pizzas to share with you, but we gobbled them up too quickly!

LOVE the fact that the crust comes frozen … and can remain that way right up to the time that you top them with your favorite embellishments. No need to thaw or plan ahead. How perfect is that? That’s my kind of easy!! If you want to prepare lavish toppings for your pizza, you certainly can. But if you are in a hurry, have leftovers in the fridge that can be strategically, or haphazardly, placed on the frozen crust to your rushed but creative desires, that works great too! LOVE that!

Perhaps you don’t like making your own pizza, but would rather pick one up somewhere? You’re in luck! The Gluten Free Bistro provides their delicious, and much sought-after, pizza crust to over 100 restaurants and pizza joints from Colorado to the Midwest, as well as many retailers, including Whole Foods and King Soopers in that region. See below for links to locations.

Need to know more about this crust to see if it fits into your gluten-free (or multiple-allergen-free) lifestyle? The Gluten Free Bistro pizza crusts are also free of dairy, egg, corn, potato and soy. They do contain coconut, however. Not an ingredient commonly found in pizza crust, so thought it was important to mention. They are also 100% vegan, certified gluten-free, and contain no GMOs.

If you’re looking for a delicious and whole grain way to put pizza on your table, be sure to check out The Gluten Free Bistro Gourmet Pizza Crust. We love it and we think you will too!

Find restaurants and pizzerias locations near you. 

Check here for a The Gluten Free Bistro Gourmet Pizza Crust retail vendor near you. Can’t find these crusts near you? Be sure to let your local establishment hear your requests. The Gluten Free Bistro is continuously expanding their availability.

GF Bistro partners, photo courtesy of GFBThe Gluten Free Bistro is co-founded by Julie McGinnis, Kelly McCallister, and Barb Verson. You can learn more about each of them here.

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Note: Though I was provided the crusts mentioned in this review, the opinions shared and the words chosen to express my delight for this product are purely my own. 


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