Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Your Pie impresses with gluten-free program
I finally got to visit the new Your Pie pizza restaurant on Fleming Island yesterday.
It's a long ways away from my home at the beach, but at least franchise owner Mike Sims is working on opening a second location at Tapestry Park. I'm looking forward to that (and possibly a future beach location) because this is a place I want to visit again.
Your Pie is great for celiacs for two reasons: it has a large variety of gluten-free pizza options, and it also has a good program in place to try to avoid cross-contamination.
Mike admits that it's impossible in a pizza place to give a 100 percent guarantee against cross-contamination because of the pizza dough dust flying around (Tommy of Tommy's Brick Oven Pizza says the same thing), but they are doing everything they can.
I'll be writing more about this in my Times-Union column next month. But they took me into the kitchen to show me how they prepare gluten-free pizzas separately from other pies, and I was impressed.
I got to sample three pizzas, a barbeque chicken, thai chicken and regular pepperoni. I liked them all. I'd say the barbeque chicken was my favorite.
If you're not out in Clay County, you may not find your way to Your Pie. But hopefully they'll be opening more locations near you in the not-too-distant future.