Okay, so there is an Extreme Pizza in my neighborhood within walking distance and I tried it for the first time yesterday. I am so regretful that I’ve turned my nose up every time I walked by (didn’t know what I was missing). To be fair, there is this new hot spot 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria that’s all the craze, plus for convenience, I can order a Papa Johns large pizza with 7 toppings (no cheese and the original crust is vegan) for only $11+ delivery (plus, there are 30 other pizzerias in the vicinity).
Let me start off by saying, I’m allergic to dairy, I have digestive issues when I eat wheat and my 5 year old is a vegetarian (I am very close to a vegan diet, just having a hard time eating my rare-occasional seafood). So when we do order pizza, it’s usually a pie without the cheese and topped with every veggie the store has to offer. My daughter and I both combined, have lots of restrictions (my youngest and hubby eat everything and anything), but we still ask for quality in what we eat.
If you or your child is a Celiac, has wheat sensitivities, allergic to dairy or a vegan, Extreme Pizza is a match made for you. They offer a gluten-free crust (comes only in the 12 inch, which serves 2) and vegan cheese (soy based, so make sure you don’t have soy sensitivities).
We ordered a gluten-free pizza with soy cheese, olives, mushroom, basil and garlic. The cost of the pizza is higher because of the products being used, but it came in at $20.96 before tax/delivery/tip (the total including everything was $30). The size was decent for my girls and I (we actually had 2 slices left over) and the “cheese” was melted to perfection. The gluten-free crust had a slight crunch which I am a fan of and not too thin as well.
Paying $30 for a pizza does sound a little “extreme”, but when you have all sorts of restrictions, intolerances, allergies and what not, you know that things are going to cost more. Plus, when you do have that craving or a birthday party with a child that has allergies, you know that there is a chain out there that caters to everybody and that’s important to know.
If you just want a good ole pizza, they have that too. Plus, they offer salads, calzones and many other items on their menu. This is definitely a chain that created their menu to welcome the ENTIRE family!