The location of Naked Pizza in this post is reported to be closed. While I’m only the area once a year, I’m sad to hear this. I had great pizza and salad here and the staff were terrific.
I recently worked in Louisville, Kentucky for a couple of weeks. When out of town, I ask around for good places to eat. A college student, unaware of my dietary restrictions, told me I needed to check out Naked Pizza, a delivery and carryout-only restaurant. She said it was all organic-y, all natural and they had probiotics in their crust. That got my interest.
Before going there, I visited their website and found a great video on the sidebar about how they prepare gluten-free pizza. They have a separate prep area, separate utensils and take precaution in the baking area. What a great relief to see this after the recent CPK uproar in the gluten-free community.
There were many vegetarian options on their menu. What was not on their menu was a non-dairy cheese. In hopes they would accommodate me, I took an un-opened bag of Daiya mozzarella cheese with me when I ordered. Not only did they agree to use my cheese, but they told me the Louisville vegan meet-up group has come there before and brought their own cheese so they were familiar with Daiya. They said anytime I’d like my “cheese” on a pizza, just bring an un-opened bag to them. Terrific! When I picked up my pizza, they even returned the un-used portion to me. Super terrific!
On the counter at Naked Pizza is an ingredient list for their gluten-free crust. Bummer that their gluten-free crust contains dairy, but I ate it anyway. For me, dairy isn’t an all-or-nothing, but I know it is for many of you so wanted to give you a heads-up. The regular crust at Naked Pizza is vegan, one day I hope to find a good vegan pizza crust at a place that uses Daiya and delivers to my front door. I will not be surprised if that place is Naked Pizza!
I ordered the Greenhouse pizza and a spinach salad. It was more than enough for dinner for 2. The crust was delicious, the toppings plentiful. It was cooked long enough for the Daiya cheese to be oooey, gooey, perfectly melty. It was hard to stay out of the pizza while driving it back to the hotel. This was one of the best gluten-free pizzas I have had while dining away from home. And it was great to know precautions were being taken to safely prepare my food. I’m a little bit in love with Naked Pizza and hope they will open in the Midwest soon.