Can frozen, ready-to-bake gluten-free pizza that doesn’t taste “like cardboard,” be possible? The answer is yes—it’s 2019, people, and the internet and a barrage of wheat-free flours has made living gluten-free mean you no longer have to suffer the next time you have a hankering for pizza at 2 a.m.
As someone who loves pizza and was recently diagnosed with a wheat intolerance, I was quick to figure out where the best gluten-free pizzerias in New York were, as well as learn to make my own pies with this brilliant GF pizza crust flour. But let’s face it, sometimes you get home and want a gluten-free pizza to just appear magically and can’t muster the energy to battle the lines at Whole Foods. Enter the best frozen gluten-free pizzas you can order online. Buy a few, stick em’ in your freezer, and next time you need a slice on demand or to feed your fellow wheat-intolerant guests, you’re covered. Plus, you don’t have to tip anyone.
Just know that if you crave Chicago-style deep dish pizza, a really good gluten-free version is almost impossible to come by. Thankfully, one of Chicago’s most famous pizza joints has answered our deep dish prayers. Classic toppings like pepperoni, sausage, cheese, and a crispy crust as tall as the sky makes for an impossibly good za. Since most gluten-free pizzas usually only come in cheese or pepperoni, I recommend taking advantage of the sausage variety.See It
Most gluten-free pizzas are made out of a thin crust because the dough doesn’t rise easily, but they often leave you with a mealy mouthfeel or chemical, xanthan-gum laden aftertaste. Chain pizza joint CPK’s gluten-free crust somehow bypasses this GF faux-pas and is light, fluffy (way better than Udi’s), and doesn’t have the processed science lab aftersensation. Again, because the general population doesn’t eat gluten-free and companies are limited to basics for what they can easily sell, GF pizzas often lack in varying toppings. That’s why barbecue sauce, chicken, and red onions are a great way to switch things up.See It
Goldbelly allows customers to order Tony Gemignani’s famous San Francisco pies in a gluten-free bundle which is bound to make any Neapolitan-loving mouth water. Plus, there are options: The New Yorker (mozzarella with pepperoni, Italian fennel sausage, calabrese sausage, and ricotta over red sauce), classic cheese, classic pepperoni, and of course, California Italian (gorgonzola, mozzarella, parmesan, prosciutto, fig preserve, and balsamic reduction.) It’s a bit pricier, but absolutely worth it, especially if you live somewhere where the gluten-free pickings are slim. Mangia!See It
It’s not DiGiorno, it’s gluten-free DiGiorno! That’s correct, you can enjoy the frozen pizza from your childhood just like you used to. It took this frozen pizza powerhouse until 2017 to get on board with the gluten-free trend, but I have to say its ultra-thin pies are much better than other gluten-free specific brands like Glutino that end up tasting void of actual flavor. Plus, these gluten-free pies are available for next-day delivery on Amazon with a Prime subscription.See It
Cali’flour Foods Gluten-Free, Low Carb Cauliflower Original Italian Pizza Crusts, 2 for $23.99 on Amazon
If you’re looking for a healthier, gluten-free version of pizza, cauliflower crust is your best bet. Originated by a woman suffering from inflammatory disease, Cali’flour is a great option for a flavorful, already spiced cauliflower dough. The only trick to a cauliflower crust pizza is that you should bake the crust before you put the toppings on to make sure it’s fully cooked and the consistency is crunchy throughout. Once you toast that base, top it off with a nice buffalo mozzarella, refrigerated marinara, and basil for an at-home margherita with a Neapolitan feel.See It
Detroit pizza is known for its rectangular shape and its particularly crispy crust and Detroit Pizza Company doesn’t disappoint. You can still have your rectangle pizza and uphold your gluten-free lifestyle by adding $7.50 to any of their flavor offerings to ensure your crust is free of wheat. Choose a D-Town Deluxe (pepperoni, mushrooms, ham, red onions, and green peppers), Motown Meat Supreme (pepperoni, ham, applewood-smoked bacon, and Italian sausage), or Margherita in the “D.” I chose the heart-shaped gluten-free pepperoni because gluten or not, how cute.See It
Against the Grain Gourmet is a Vermont-based gluten-free baked goods company with the very European philosophy that food should have a shelf life, even if it’s gluten-free. Its holistic approach means these pizzas won’t last as long as a DiGiorno, but they also won’t be riddled with chemicals. These crusts are buckwheat-based and they offer some great variety in flavors like Fiesta Flatbread (black beans, fresh lime juice, sour cream, and spices), and Pesto, amongst classics like cheese and pepperoni.See It
Against the Grain 12-Inch Gluten Free Pizza Crusts (Pack of 8), $97.75 on Amazon
Build your own custom pies at home with these gluten free crusts.
Made from cage-free eggs and arrowroot flour, Capello’s Sheep’s Milk Cheese pizza is gluten-free, nut-free, grain-free, non-GMO, and paleo-friendly. Capello’s claims to have invented “The World’s Cleanest Cheese Pizza” with carefully crafted healthy ingredients to satisfy your pizza cravings on your paleo or clean-eating diet. Capello’s offers three flavors—cheese, pepperoni, and sheep’s milk cheese—but I like the latter because how often do you see sheep’s milk cheese on any frozen pizza? Plus, even the sheep’s milk is pasture-raised.See It
If you’re not restricted to gluten-free options, check out our guide to the best frozen pizzas you can order online.
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