I am going to start by saying that I am deeply, sincerely sorry that there are no pictures accompanying this blog post. It is totally my fault. I scarfed down an entire pizza before I had a chance to take a picture. And it wasn’t just me! Chase did, too! Saturday night, Chase and I went to NYNY Pizza located in Providence in Mt. Juliet, TN, to celebrate some family birthdays. I knew they had a gluten-free pizza on their menu, but I did not know what I was getting myself into.
While we were waiting for our family to arrive, I chatted with our lovely waitress. Most pizza places Chase and I have frequented have only certain ingredients that are gluten-free, so I asked our waitress what toppings we could have. She was very knowledgeable about what was okay and what was not. I thanked her and mentioned that her information was very helpful because I knew, I JUST KNEW, that Chase would go for pepperoni. This lovely lady even went back to double check the ingredients on the pepperoni to make sure she was right in saying that it was not gluten-free. Even though we still couldn’t have the pepperoni, I was appreciative that she went out of her way to make sure that she was giving us correct information.
What I love about NYNY Pizza is that they do not just offer gluten-free pizza and then use the same ingredients, same pans, and same ovens that they use for the wheat pizzas. They go above and beyond by having a dedicated area for making gluten-free pizzas. I think this is refreshing, given the number of pizza and cupcake places that have popped up offering gluten-free baked goods that are not safe for Celiacs. I understand where they are coming from, and I appreciate the fact that they are candid about their cross-contamination, but I really really like pizza. I like cupcakes, too, but I am still trying to find a Celiac-safe bakery since my old favorite, Fiddlecakes, went out of business.
Anyway, back to the pizza! I ended up choosing a spinach pizza, which was incredibly tasty. Chase went with ham, bacon, and onions. I have to admit, we swapped a slice and his pizza was amazing. I could feel the fluid retaining in my body as I smelled its salty goodness. Now onto the crust! It was a gluten-free dream. It was soft. I mean, really soft. Not hard. Not cardboard-like. It was not even gritty!
The pizza comes in one size- a 10-inch cheese pie, which is the perfect size to split between two people with a side salad (which is what we should have done, but it was pizza, and I haven’t had it in a while, and, and, and….. ). It is a little pricey for pizza (about $9.99 for the pie, extra for toppings), but for the quality, it is worth it for a once-in-a-while treat!
Check them out at 401 S Mt Juliet Rd, Mt Juliet, TN 37122!
I cannot possibly leave you without any visuals. This pizza is not from NYNY Pizza, but it was my very first gluten-free pizza ever back in ’08! Enjoy!