The title of this post is no joke, my friends! I recently heard from a friend of mine that there was a pizza place in Chicago, Chicago’s Pizza, now offering gluten-free deep dish pizza, as well as thin crust and stuffed pizza. They also offer baked calzoni that is gluten-free as well! Since being diagnosed with Gluten Intolerance back in 2010, I have missed deep dish probably more than anything. Lots of restaurants now offer gluten-free thin crust pizza but until now, I had not discovered anyone that has perfected deep dish like I remember and loved so very much.
On a recent visit with my mom, I discovered that Chicago’s Pizza had a location not too far from her. We decided to go check it out. My son wanted gluten-free thin crust as he has not found one he has been super fond of since being diagnosed back in August of 2011. We were all excited and anxiously awaited our pizzas. While we were waiting, they brought us some gluten-free foccaccia bread and olive oil to dip it in. I find it was easier to dip the “glutenous” foccaccia in the olive oil in the past, this was more like a flatbread, but still good to have something while we were waiting, nonetheless and was quite tasty.
Our pizzas came out and we all loved them! My deep dish was the “Chicago Special”, with green pepper, onion, mushrooms and sausage. The sauce is very tasty as was the crust, which was their own special recipe and tasted SO much like I remember deep dish tasting like. I think I actually prefer to have it gluten-free now, it doesn’t seem to form a big lump in my tummy like it did before.
My son ordered the gluten-free thin crust in just cheese. He couldn’t believe how awesome it was and keeps telling everyone “you would never know it was gluten-free!” As you can see as witnessed in this photo, I couldn’t shoot it fast enough as my son dove into it as fast as he could.
I am also in pure amazement that this awesome pizza exists. Well worth the hour plus drive to pick some up on occasion. Whenever I drive into the city now, my son reminds me not to come home unless I pick up some of their pizza for him. So far, I have only been making the drive for his favorite cupcakes from Swirlz Cupcakes….ahhh Swirlz…., their cupcakes are so good that they deserve their own post! Continue reading