How did I not (re)discover Mellow Mushroom pizza earlier??? Of course I remember Mellow Mushroom from my college days in Charlottesville, sitting outside, after a long day of tailgating. Nothing went better with a pitcher of beer than a Mellow Mushroom pizza and pretzels. Mmm, just thinking about that crust and those late afternoons makes me miss college and my gluten-eating days.
While I had read that Mellow Mushroom has a gluten-free pizza, I just hadn’t made it over there yet. What was I thinking? One Sunday afternoon, David and I decided to head over to the Mellow Mushroom on Peachtree Road and try out the GF pizza. Not only was the craving for pizza pulling us toward Peachtree’s Mellow Mushroom, but their flat screen TVs and the NFL Sunday Ticket.
We’ve discovered our perfect spot for watching the Redskins when they’re not on the Atlanta networks. Mellow Mushroom was just the right place for an early Sunday dinner with four football games happening around us.
I was very pleased by the GF pizza at Mellow Mushroom. Of course it’s not the same as the pizza I remember from my C’ville days, but it’s pretty darn good. And, they don’t skimp on the toppings so it’s not overly bready. I went with the Kosmic Karma pizza with sausage and it was amazing. I can’t resist anything with pesto! The sundried tomatoes, feta, and spinach are an awesome combination. Since my first visit, I’ve ordered the Kosmic Karma with chicken, another good protein addition. (Going with just the veggies is plenty of food and flavor, so don’t feel like you have to order a protein topping.)
Almost all of Mellow Mushroom’s toppings are gluten free, and our server was very knowledgeable as to which ones contained gluten.
Unfortunately, Mellow Mushroom does not currently offer gluten-free beer on their menu but hopefully if more people request GF beer, they’ll add it to their beverage list.
Will I be going back to Mellow Mushroom? Um, already have. Thanks, Mellow Mushroom, for making a delicious GF pizza that satisfies my carb and greasy food cravings! I’ll look forward to more Sunday afternoons with you. You can also call ahead and order takeout too. Another great option for an easy Sunday dinner! The Vinings location also sells gluten-free pizzas, if that’s closer to your neck of the woods.
Note: I found that reheating the GF pizza worked best in the oven, not in the microwave. The pizza returns to its normal state in the oven, but is not so good in the microwave.
Mellow Mushroom – 1770 Peachtree Street NW – Atlanta, GA, 30309 – 404.687.4766