(This is a review of Velocity Pizza located in Fair Oaks, California.)
My husband has a friend he visits frequently who lives in this area and they always go out to local places to eat. He has been to Velocity Pizza many times and noticed the sign that said they offer gluten free pizza. On one of his visits he had a chat with the owner to learn more about this gluten free pizza and to find out if it was something that our son and myself would be able to eat. Disclaimer my husband is not gluten free but he does eat gluten free when I cook at home.
I was proud of my husband to take the initiative to inquire about this pizza. He told me all about it which had me interested to give it a try. Before I gave it a try I wanted to ask the owner some questions myself. The owner is very nice and took all the time I needed to have this conversation with me. I really appreciate when business take the time to listen to concerns of their customers.
After speaking with the owner, it was apparent he has done his research on gluten free, celiac and cross contamination. He even mentioned he has a family member who is celiac and while she doesn't visit the restaurant he does bring her dough weekly to which she prepares pizza in her own kitchen. He told me he does his best to limit the possibility of cross contamination for his gluten free patrons. Once a week he deep cleans the machines and facility. After that is done that is when he makes his gluten free pizza dough for the week. He freezes the dough and brings out a limited amount for each day. He suggests one to call ahead to double check and potentially pre-order their gluten free pizza before they come. They do sell out everyday!
The gluten free dough recipe is his own and he is very proud of it! He gave me a list of ingredients which consist of a mixture of brown rice flour, potato flour,whole grain sorghum flour, tapioca flour, potato starch, sugar, xanthum gum, sea salt, egg, olive olive, water and yeast. If you are concerned please contact him to verify as his recipe is subject to change. He has been serving Gluten Free pizza since Spring of 2016, but has been in the restaurant industry for over 20 years with a specialty in Pizza. He suggested if you are celiac to let them know when you order so they can take extra precautions to make sure your pizza is safe. Word of caution, cross contamination can happen in any establishment and this location does serve non gluten free food as well.
Now on to my review.......
I ordered two pizzas; one pepperoni and one hawaiian (pineapple & ham). This pizza is thick and huge, it is cut into 8 slices. I was literally stuffed after 1-2 slices. I have not had a thick crust gluten free pizza ever in my life. He really piles on the cheese, which I love! I enjoyed the taste and texture of this pizza. It was so good and I had so much left over we literally ate it all week. Next time I think I am definitely going to only buy one to share between my son and myself. I highly recommend Velocity Pizza's gluten free pizza. Another thing I love about this place is they have a mid-week special of any pizza is $10, yes even the gluten free ones too!