Zaw Gluten Free Pizza in Seattle
November 19, 2011 6 Comments
In the mood for some take-and-bake gluten free pizza? Then check out Zaw artisan bake at home pizza, especially if you live in Seattle (not the east side). There’s plenty of locations for you to drive to and pick it up. Or they deliver for just a couple bucks if you live within their delivery zone. One cool thing about Zaw is they provide seasonal, organic, and local ingredients wherever possible in their foods. They also provide many Northwest wines and microbrews at their locations (and available for delivery).
Their online menu has tons of gluten free pizza choices. Basically, you can get a gluten free pizza crust added to any type of pizza they make. Pretty sweet. They also have lots of salad options to check out. So for tonight, I ordered their Perfect Pepperoni pizza and the Cranny Goat salad.
To order, all you do is go to their site, start the order process, select your pizza, then crust, then additional toppings, then salad, etc, and the site keeps everything in your cart until you’re ready to check out. It’s like ordering food on Amazon. It’s really well done and simple.
After picking up my pizza and salad for $30, I brought it home and popped it in the oven. It’s a really thin crust, so the instructions say to cook the gluten free pizzas for only 6-10 minutes. Mine was ready to come out in about 7 minutes. That’s really fast! The pizza is really thin in general too, so it makes sense that it only takes a few minutes to cook. There’s not a whole lot of cheese and toppings on there, as you can see. I would have liked some more pepperoni too, oh well.
Diving into my first piece, it was an unusual flavor at first. Maybe this is an artisan pizza thing, but it doesn’t taste like your normal pizza out there. It almost tastes like a calzone (yes, I’ve had gf calzones baked at home). So it took a bit of eating to get used to the difference. It could have been the gf crust too. It was thin and crackery, like a wafer, not soft like other gf crusts I’ve tried. After my second piece though, I was really liking it. It’s a nice and light pizza. There’s almost no grease. I don’t know the numbers, but I’d guess it’s healthier than many other pizzas as far as fat and calories. The Cranny Goat salad was good too. It had a good mix of goat cheese and craisins in there. I asked them in the store and they said all their salad dressings are made gluten free, except for the Caesar salad dressing.
Well, overall, my first experience with Zaw pizza was good. It wasn’t as filling as I would hope, but now that I know what to expect, I’ll go back and try a different pizza, one with more toppings probably. I see now why they have the option to add more toppings easily when ordering online. Zaw is definitely worth a try, especially if you live in Seattle. However, Pizzicato still remains my favorite gluten free pizza.
Thanks for reading.