We want everyone to be able to enjoy great pizza!
2,174 miles. That's how far I hiked after deciding I wanted to do something different. I left my corporate job, sold my house, put everything in storage and went to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. My journey took me through 14 wonderful states, ending in the beautiful state of Maine. It was an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Afterwards, I got really sick. I experienced extreme fatigue and digestive issues. After years of doctor visits, I was diagnosed with IBS — which is pretty much a “catch-all” for “something’s wrong, but we don’t know what”. So, I started doing a lot of research and came across this “gluten thing”. It described my symptoms perfectly. I immediately went on an elimination diet and stopped eating gluten. In about three months, I felt like a completely new person. Come to find out, the intense physical stress put on my body when I thru-hiked the trail, triggered my gluten intolerance.
I tackled my health issues, but now I had another problem — pizza is my favorite food! I thought, “Crap, what am I going to do now?” I tried all the gluten-free pizzas on the market and they were just horrible. The crusts were so bad that I ended up just picking off the cheese . . . and that was dinner.
Well, I wasn’t going to live my life without great pizza, so I decided to make one. I started doing a ton of research. I played around with different flours and various other ingredients . . . for years. I’m from New York, so I’m pretty picky about my pizza. Then, I finally got it — an absolutely delicious pizza crust made with the highest quality organic ingredients that was crispy and airy on the outside and chewy on the inside. Dreams do come true.
We're so glad we’re able to bring a bit of happiness to people by making delicious pizza for everyone to enjoy — both people who have to eat gluten-free and those who don’t. Because it’s just great pizza.
We love all the emails we get from people telling us how we have changed their life, their child’s life, and their family’s life. Keep them coming!
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