Just because you’re gluten-free doesn’t mean you have to give up pizza, in fact, you have loads of options in Leeds…
Craving pizza? It’s not always easy to find a gluten-free alternative, but these 7 pizzerias all make it a priority. Each one has its own secret recipe to give you a crisp yet fluffy base that you can top with all your favourite ingredients. So whether you’re after a Neapolitan-style 4 Stagioni or a beer-spiked Marinara, you’re in for a treat.
Buca di Pizza
Buca di Pizza has a big reputation for its wonderful pizza, and also for its gluten-free options. They offer their pizzas with a gluten-free base with some tantalising options for you to choose from. There’s The Green House, which brings together courgettes, sweetcorn, peppers, mozzarella and cherry tomatoes, or you could be adventurous with the Captain Cooked, which comes topped with rum glazed pineapple, pancetta, parma ham, mozzarella and jalapeños. Prices start from £8.50, but it’s £1 extra for the gluten-free base.
Buca di Pizza, City Central, 27 Wellington Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4EA and 5 Stainbeck Lane, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS7 3PJ.
If you’re looking for classic Neapolitan pizza made with gluten-free dough, Ecco Pizzeria is a great shout. All of their 12” pizzas can be made with their special base and you’ll soon see what all the fuss is about. There’s so much to choose from – they have classics like the 4 Stagioni, a mix of artichokes, turkey ham, mushrooms and peppers, or you can indulge in signature creations like the Florentine, which is topped with caramelised leeks, baby spinach, green beans, roasted artichoke hearts, free range egg and mushrooms. Prices start from £6.95 and there’s no extra fee for the gluten-free base.
Ecco Pizzeria, 93 Otley Road, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 3PS & 90 Street Lane, Roundhay, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS8 2AL.
There are few Italian restaurants as well known as Salvo’s and they pull out all the stops when it comes to their gluten-free pizzas. They ensure the base and the toppings are totally gluten-free with plenty of options to choose from. Will you go for the Bologna, which comes topped with veal and pork ragu, buffalo mozzarella and basil? Or the Internazionale, which is loaded with ham, mushrooms, roasted peppers, seafood and pepperoni? Prices start from £8.50 and there’s no extra fee for the gluten-free base.
Salvo’s, 115 & 107 Otley Road, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 3PX.
Tapped is almost as loved for its pizza as it is for its beer. But did you know they can make all of their 12” pies gluten-free? Their toppings are scrumptious, taking you from stone cold classics to unusual creations. Try the simple but tasty Marinara, a mix of tomato, oregano, garlic, basil and olive oil. Or go for the fiery Ruby Murray, which comes topped with beef keema, peppers, chilli and coriander. Prices start from £6 and there’s no extra fee for the gluten-free base.
Tapped Leeds, 51 Boar Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5EL.
Mod Pizza gives you the power to create your perfect pizza. You can choose all the toppings you want – and load them on top of a gluten-free base. Just ask for their special crust when you get to the counter and go ahead with your choice of sauces and toppings – they have loads of cheeses, meats and veggies, which you can turn into whatever combination your heart desires. Finish with sauces and spices for the ultimate DIY pizza. Prices start from £4.87 and there’s no extra fee for the gluten-free base.
Mod Pizza, 11a Cardigan Fields, Kirkstall, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS4 2DG.
Culto is an Italian classic, worth heading out of the city centre for – especially for their delicious stone-baked pizza, which they can make with a gluten free pizza base. There’s the Carmelo, which is topped with ham, mushrooms, fresh sliced tomato and mozzarella, or you can go all out for the Calzone Napoli, which is stuffed with salami, ricotta, mozzarella and black pepper. Prices start from £6.50 for the pizzas, but it’s £2 extra for the gluten-free base
Culto, 97 Stainbeck Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS7 2PR.
Grumpy’s is famed for its wood-fired pizza and you can get it gluten free with their special dough. Tuck into the likes of the Jeff (all their pizzas are named after people), which sees a tomato base topped with sliced heirloom tomatoes, capers, olives, garlic and basil – you can add anchovies and mozzarella too if you want. And to wash it down? They have gluten-free beer. Pizzas start from £8, but it’s £2 extra for the gluten-free base.
Grumpy’s, 2 Old Combing, Paradise Street, Farsley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS28 5PR.