Flatbread Pizza Company
Anytime I get the question of “where is the best place for gluten-free pizza in providence?” I always give the same answer: Flatbread Pizza Company. Lucky for my fellow New Englanders, they have 13 different locations between Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, & Connecticut. They also have two additional locations in Maui, Hawaii and British Columbia, Canada!
If you are looking for a place with fresh, local ingredients, this is surely the place for you. Ranging from meats to veggies to cheeses, Flatbread is always featuring local ingredients on their menu. Each week, they feature two creative special pizzas, one “Veggie” and one “Carne”. They also feature a different salad special each week to accompany your pizza with. On their chalkboards with the specials, they always share which local farms they are featuring that week, in addition to those already mentioned in their regular menu.
The menu at about Flatbread Pizza Company is perfectly simple – salad, pizza, and dessert. All of the ingredients in their organic house salad are gluten free, including their homemade ginger-tamari vinaigrette. They are also able to make any of their pizzas gluten free as well on their delicious crust. Not to mention, their GF crust is also made locally by Peace of Mind bakery in North Conway, New Hampshire. When ordering, the staff will often rave about how they think their gluten-free crust is even better than their traditional non-gluten free crust. Two personal favorites are the Punctuated Equilibrium and the Jimmy’s Free-Range Chicken (pictured). For dessert, they offer a Gluten-free Brownie Sundae, featuring brownies from New Hampshire based Gluten Free Territory. Lactose intolerant or vegan? Flatbread Pizza Company has you covered too with a dairy-free cheese alternative.
Aside from their fresh, delicious food, the next best thing about Flatbread’s is how knowledgeable and celiac-friendly they are. They are very well trained with cross-contamination – all gluten free pizzas are cooked in a separate aluminum pan and are even cooked in a separate oven! They also make sure to use separate utensils and pizza cutters.
From the moment that you first enter the parking lot, the smell of the wood-fired oven fills the air. As it states on their website, “The Flatbread Company has been introducing people to the magic of earth and fire, and how that combination can produce incredible tasting pizza.” Check out their website,www.flatbreadcompany.com to take a look at their menu and see where the nearest location is to you!