Two years ago I had the opportunity to try the gluten-free pizza at Blue Moon Pizza when I was visiting from Chicago. And now that I live here, it makes it much easier to get over there. I was really impressed with this pizza the first time I had it, and even though I live much closer now, I still don’t find myself getting over to Blue Moon Pizza much, but when I do it is a real treat.
The last time I was there, I was extremely impressed to see their updated menu which explains what they do to avoid cross-contamination. And after what I have read about California Pizza Kitchen and the controversy with their unawareness regarding cross-contamination, and very recent pull-out of the gluten-free market, this is just what I needed to read.
On this most recent visit, I ordered the Margherita pizza (pictured above) with a small Greek salad. The Greek salad is naturally gluten-free, and the pizza was fabulous. The crust was the right amount of chewy with a delicious flavor. I shared the pizza with my gluten-able husband and he was just as impressed as I was. The gluten-free pizzas are only available in 10″ size (as they usually are where gluten-free pizzas are available), but sharing a pizza and salad was the perfect amount for dinner.
In addition to their crust being gluten-free, it is also egg-, caesin-, soy-, rice- and nut-free. Seems like there isn’t must left, but the result is delicious!
Below, you can see what is on their menu regarding cross-contamination. It is such a relief to see that Blue Moon uses separate containers and utensils and surfaces for gluten-free pizzas. This definitely gave me the extra confidence I needed to be able to enjoy my meal like any other customer in the restaurant. They also have a page on their web site dedicated to being careful to avoid cross-contamination as well.
We can even enjoy gluten-free versions of bruschetta, cheesy bread and brownies!
Not only do I sincerly appreciate the effort of the restaurant to go this extra step and to communicate this to their customers, I love the food. Their pizza crust is by far, my favorite gluten-free pizza crust I have tasted, and I will definitely be back for more! If only more restaurants who offer gluten-free options could also ensure they avoid cross-contamination.
Blue Moon is located in Smyrna and Marietta with a new location in Buckhead.