Pizza Fusion: Gluten-Free Pizza & More
Last Sunday I had dinner at Atlanta’s Pizza Fusion and realized that I had not yet written about this fabulous spot. This environmentally conscious pizza place, located on Peachtree Road, has some of the best gluten-free pizza crust I’ve ever tasted. (Most of their other locations have GF pizza too.) David, my favorite gluten-eater, is even willing to order the gluten-free pizza at Pizza Fusion. I like their crust because it is a light, crispy crust made with rice, tapioca and bean flour which is a nice combination. The Pizza Fusion folks understand that you can’t use just one flour; it’s better to mix in order to get optimal tasting results. The crust has the consistency of ‘real’ pizza crust and does not leave a bad after taste in your mouth. Pizza Fusion also prepares their gluten-free pizzas in a different area of the kitchen, as well as bake them separately in order to avoid contamination so when Pizza Fusion says they have gluten-free pizza, they’re true to their word.
You do pay a little bit extra for the gluten-free crust, but I’m alright with that. Their gluten-free crust comes in both the personal size and the large so you can share or have one of your own. I went to Pizza Fusion with gluten-eating friends on Sunday night and the crust is so good that I wasn’t embarrassed to have other people share with me. (We ordered a large GF barbecue chicken pizza.) Peter said he couldn’t even tell it was gluten-free, and I think he was being honest! My friend, Mary Stuart, enjoyed some of the leftovers later in the week and she loved it too.
There are many things I love about Pizza Fusion besides just the gluten-free crust. They have creative pizza toppings, not just your typical cheese and pepperoni. I particularly love the barbecue chicken pizza, but I think next time I go, I’m going to try the Farmer’s Market or the Spinach and Artichoke pizzas. So many to choose from! The only pizza topping that gluten-free diners must avoid is the sausage. The Pizza Fusion wait staff is very knowledgeable about gluten and every time I’ve been to Pizza Fusion, they’ve told me right away what I can and can’t eat. I love knowing my options. I also enjoy their Fusion Salad (skip the crostini). The half-size is definitely big enough for two.
Not only does Pizza Fusion have GF pizza, but they also have gluten-free beers and a gluten-free brownie dessert. I haven’t tried the brownie yet because I never save room, but I promise, next time I’ll try it and report back! While I’m not a huge beer fan in general, it’s so nice to have the option of the ‘pizza & beer’ combo. If you’re not in the mood for beer, Pizza Fusion also has a great selection of wines by the glass at reasonable prices. I tend to prefer red wine with my pizza.
Whether you eat gluten or not, you should definitely check out Pizza Fusion. With a friendly wait staff, gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options, the folks at Pizza Fusion want to accommodate all kinds of dietary needs. Let me know what kind of pizza you prefer. Thank you, Pizza Fusion, for bringing more gluten-free options to Atlanta!