I think it’s safe to assume that the majority of the population loves pizza. Whether it’s a classic Order Gluten-Free Pizza or a meat lover or a veggie, most people can’t resist pizza. With that being said, not everyone can get them. A large number of people are gluten intolerant and sometimes it can be difficult to find a good gluten free pizza that won’t turn your stomach and land you in the bathroom for the rest of the night.
Fortunately though, many restaurants and pizzerias have realized that they need to be inclusive when it comes to dietary restrictions. We’ve compiled a list of the 8 best places to order gluten-free pizza in Chicago. All my fellow gluten-free eaters can now rest easy knowing they won’t have to go out on Netflix and pizza night. For more gluten-free friendly restaurants, check out our guide here.
Robert’s Pizza and Dough Company
For Robert’s Pizza and Dough Company, a proper slice of pizza, when folded, crumbles but doesn’t break. Striking the perfect balance between “crunch and chew,” they mix, rest, ferment and rise their dough. Their dedication to the perfect dough is what makes their pizzas one of the best. And unlike some places, they serve all of their delicious pizzas on a gluten-free crust. So if you’ve been dying to try one but were worried, don’t be!
If you’re looking for the best gluten-free pizza in Chicago, popular pizza options include Jay’s Pizza. Jay is assembled with house-made fennel sausage, Calibrian peppers, fresh bananas and tomato sauce. Also, I recommend ordering the Cali Italia pizza.
I actually went to Home Slice recently because I wanted to see what the hype was about. And I can tell you this, if you want great vibes with lots of photo ops and delicious pizza, you’ve come to the right place. All of their signature pizzas can be ordered with a gluten-free crust! However, gluten-free pizza options are limited to small pies. But, trust me, their “small” is not that small.
I chose their “Boiler Room” pizza and it’s very simple, just cheese, marinara and pepperoni. But this was one of the best gluten-free pepperoni pizzas I’ve ordered in Chicago. Some of their other staples include, Canadian bacon, pepperoni, Italian sausage, mushrooms, green peppers, black olives, cheddar, mozzarella, provolone and a ranch base, and the BMZ (Big Meaty Zizzer) made with Leo Wow. Canadian bacon, pineapple, mozzarella, provolone and a marinara base.
Roots Handmade Pizza
I’ve heard great things about Roots Handmade Pizza, but never actually tried it, but I know they’re famous for their malt crusts! And like Home Slice, all of their 12” menu items can be turned into delicious gluten-free pizzas and the cheese can be substituted with vegan cheese. They even have some collaborations featuring Joanna Stachin, Rick Ortiz, Jimmy Benoit Jr., and Brian Fisher. Joanna Stachon’s Pub Royale Butter Chicken Pizza features butter sauce, marinated chicken, ginger, curry, onion, cheese, fenugreek, chili oil, lime and mozzarella.
Rick Ortiz’s Classic Taco Chili Cheese Curd Pizza features chorizo peppers, cheddar cheese, chihuahua cheese, mozzarella, pickled jalapeños and onions, avocado cream, tortilla strips, black olives and scallions. Jimmy Benois Jr.’s Purple Pig ‘Nduja Sausage Pizza’ features ‘Nduja Sausage, Tattella Cheese, Giardiniera and Mozzarella. And finally, Brian Fisher’s Entente Korean Fried Chicken Pizza features red pepper sauce, garlic puree, kimchi, mozzarella, smoked gouda, Korean fried chicken, scallions, sesame seeds and cayenne pepper.
Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria
Lou Malnati’s gets bonus points for creativity with its “crustless” deep dish pizza. The crust is actually a very thin sausage patty, which makes this deep dish extra sloppy. It tastes better than it sounds, but we wouldn’t recommend adding any heavy toppings because you might end up feeling like a pig. You can also order gluten-free crust, gluten-free cheese, gluten-free loaves, or gluten-free malnati classic.