25365 Cedar Rd.
Lyndhurst, OH 44124
Gluten free pizza returns to CPK. You may remember their 2011 GF pizza that wasn’t gluten free. This new version has a GIG certification.
“These gluten-free pizzas are prepared using the strict procedures approved by The Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG), using a certified gluten-free crust and other ingredients verified by our suppliers as gluten-free. Please inform a manager of any allergies or special dietary needs (e.g. gluten intolerance) before ordering.”
“Any of our pizzas may be made on a gluten-free crust for an additional $2.00, but due to our current kitchen space, only the pizzas listed above can be prepared using GIG’s certified procedures. Please note that normal kitchen operations involve shared cooking and preparation areas and guests should consider individual dietary needs when ordering.”
The listed pizzas are The Original BBQ Chicken, Pepperoni, Mushroom Pepperoni Sausage, or Margherita.
So, how is the pizza? I recently tried the BBQ Chicken and was disappointed. The crust was very thin with a rubbery texture, only crisp on the crust edge. The toppings had nicely cooked but flavorless chicken with an overpoweringly sweet BBQ sauce.
I won’t hurry back to California Pizza Kitchen. But, it is nice to know that safe GF food is available while traveling, as CPK has more than 250 locations in more than 30 states and 11 countries.