Best And Worst Airport Gluten Free Pizza

Putting Airport in the same sentence with best and worst gluten free pizza might seem a bit silly. The reality is that we spend a lot of time on the road. Between BeachStreetNews, CruToys and the ArtSurf Documentary project, I am in the airport eating at least once a week.

Is this the worst airport pizza ever?

This week was no exception and for some reason I was craving pizza. When I talk about the best and worst gluten free airport pizza, I have to start with a warning.

I have a pizza oven at home.

So yes, I have slightly higher standards than most people when it comes to a gluten free crust. Some time ago I did a video where I tested several gluten free pizza dough recipes. One came out good but I had to cheat and let it rise even though the directions said not too. Maybe I need to test again.

Passing through the DFW airport in Dallas, I decided to try Wolfgang Pucks gluten free mushroom pizza. It wasn’t anything like any other gluten free pizza I have ever tried. Quite frankly it was good enough to order even if I could eat regular pizza. Wolfgang Pucks gets the BeachSteetNews best of the beach even if they are in Dallas for that pizza.

The dough wasn’t like a traditional pizza. It really wasn’t very bread-like at all. I’ve come to know a very wide range of gluten free crust options thanks to Trader Joes and Whole Foods. The Broccoli & Kale crust from Trader Joes is among my favorite pre-made, store bought gluten free pizza crusts. The crust at Wolfgang Pucks was really unique. It is so good that I am on a mission to figure it out. The texture was closer to a grilled mushroom. It was light and slightly chewy without being doughy.

Closer to my home surf break in Huntington Beach is LAX. Today I had a chance to try the gluten free Margherita pizza at 800 degrees.

When the person at the counter cut the pie, it sounded like he was cutting a saltine cracker. After carrying my meal to the table, I added a little parm and a lot of red pepper. My wife says my days in NOLA have killed my taste buds. I just like a little heat, what can I say?

The first bite was exactly as you would expect from a pizza that sounded like a saltine. Flat tasteless and crunchy. The only flavor I could detect was the wood ash from the fire in the oven. I found the worlds worst gluten free airport pizza.

Since many of the airport employees appear to be regulars at 800 Degrees, I am guessing that the regular pizza is pretty good. If anyone knows please let us know.

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Scott Bourquin Founded Beach Street News as an alternative source of information with simple ideas for success and better living. Skip the stress of Wall Street, come hang out at Beach Street..

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