Of all the indignities forced upon those who have to give up gluten, perhaps none is worse than having to say goodbye to pizza. But gluten-free pizza crust has entered the mainstream in recent years, so the gluten-intolerant can easily find pies all over the Bay Area. Not all gluten-free crusts are created equal though — some can taste like straight-up cardboard. Here are 15 pizza restaurants baking the best gluten-free pies. (Fair warning: Ordering a GF pizza usually adds a surcharge of $2 to $6.)
For those with multiple intolerances, we've also noted when they offer vegan cheese. Please note that while these crusts are gluten-free, cross-contamination with glutinous ingredients is a risk in many of these kitchens. We recommend calling the restaurant in advance if you have celiac disease.
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