When I first met my husband, Doug, he told me that he couldn't eat pizza, because he had Celiac Disease. This was in 2001, long before Gluten Free diets became a thing. Going out to eat was extremely difficult. There were no GF menus, so there was always a chance that he would get sick, soon after a meal. That has actually happened several times, and it's not good for Anyone in the house. Yuck! Fast forward several years, and he now has a lot of options in restaurants and the grocery store. Labels are easier to read, and the general public has somewhat of an understanding about Gluten. I love researching restaurants, to find more GF options.

Gluten Free pizza with beef
Gluten Free pizza with beef

I'm not sure when they added this to their menu, but Turoni's now has a GF pizza!! But, how does it taste? I actually tried a piece of Doug's pizza, and I couldn't tell that it was a Gluten Free crust! It was very comparable to their regular thin crust pizza. And, even though there is a chance for cross-contamination in the kitchen, he didn't get sick. Of the 7 other restaurants that offer GF pizza (Pizza Hut, Papa John's, Azzip, MOD, Rocca Bar North, Domino's & Papa Murphy's) Turoni's is easily in the top 3.

Celiac disease is a serious autoimmune disorder that can occur in genetically predisposed people where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. It is estimated to affect 1 in 100 people worldwide. Two and one-half million Americans are undiagnosed and are at risk for long-term health complications.

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