Today, I want to tell you guys a little bit about Flatbread Company, which is one of my absolute favorite places to get gluten free pizza. (They're facing a little more competition these days due to Oath Pizza, but Flatbread Company will forever hold a special place in my heart!) Flatbread Company has about a dozen locations scattered throughout New England.
The Flatbread Company location in Somerville, Massachusetts, located very close to my apartment, is situated within an old candlepin bowling alley, and it's truly a blast. It's super old-school -- you have to keep score yourself using pencil and paper -- and a lot of fun. It's also such a luxury for me to bowl with friends and be able to enjoy pizza and beer (Glutenberg!) just like everyone else. I really appreciate that Flatbread Company is willing to accommodate gluten free diners and bowlers.
The Somerville location also has a separate dining and bar area, although it's usually pretty loud due to the bowling noise, so I would recommend taking that into consideration when planning a trip. Because I live nearby, I often order pizzas for takeout, which is easy to do through Flatbread Company's website. It's always ready very quickly when we pick it up.
By now, I've tried most of the different topping options at Flatbread Company, and all of them have been delicious. I love Jay's Heart (basically just a cheese pizza) and Mopsy's Kalua Pork Pie (a great concoction involving BBQ pork and pineapples), but my all-time favorite is Punctuated Equilibrium, which olives, rosemary, red onions, goat cheese, sweet red peppers, mozzarella, Parmesan, garlic oil, and organic herbs. It has great flavor, and I love cheese -- especially goat cheese -- so Punctuated Equilibrium is hard to resist.
On a recent visit, I tried Jimmy's Free Range Chicken for the first time. It's topped with chicken, black beans, cilantro tomatoes, roasted corn, mozzarella and Parmesan, and sour cream lime drizzle. Although the Punctuated Equilibrium is still my all-time favorite, I thought this was a really fun and creative mix of toppings and would definitely order it again.
Flatbread Company cooks their gluten free pizzas in separate pans, which is awesome, and their crust is really good. It's one of the biggest gluten free pizzas that I've found, and I find that it's the perfect size to be dinner one day and then lunch leftovers the next.
Flatbread Company also usually has gluten free desserts -- including to-die-for whoopie pies -- if you're not feeling too stuffed from pizza. I'm usually too full, so I've only ordered dessert once, but the whoopie pie that we ordered was really good. I keep meaning to go back and get another.
If you're looking for a fun outing with friends or family, the Flatbread Company in Somerville is an awesome place with bowling, pizza, and beer. If you're just craving some really good gluten free pizza, and maybe some great gluten free whoopie pies. any Flatbread Company location is a safe bet. For all of you gluten free pizza lovers, Flatbread Company is a must-try!