*UPDATE TO MY UPDATE
The day has finally come! California Pizza Kitchen finally introduced gluten free pizza onto their menu.
And no, not just one pizza, but four!
After a failed attempt to incorporate gluten free pizza on their menu back in 2011, CPK decided to finally turn things up a notch to avoid another failure.
This time around, CPK worked with Gluten Intolerance Group (GIP) to develop a new gluten free crust, as well as safer cooking environments.
All gluten free pizzas are now made in a dedicated part of their store with separate ingredients, trays, dedicated pizza cutters.
(Now that’s what I’m talking about!)
The only negative side to this is that there is an extra $2.00 charge for a gluten free pizza.
But in my opinion, that’s definitely worth the investment.
To see the complete California Pizza Kitchen Gluten Free Menu, just skip the two sections below.
…Or you can read my previous rants and updates from back in January 2013 about how I wish they had gluten free pizza like these places did.
*UPDATE- Here’s an email that I received a few days after publishing this post from the California Pizza Kitchen Social Media Coordinator. It completely changes my opinion about California Pizza Kitchen. They are now one of my favorites in terms of customer relations! Here’s the email they sent me followed by the original, bashful post.
My name is Moses and I’m the Social Media Coordinator for California Pizza Kitchen. We saw your recent blog on our gluten-free menu and wanted to reach out to you directly!
We totally agree that our gluten-free menu could use some work, and we’re hoping to announce an improved menu soon! It has taken longer than we anticipated to make sure the pizzas are executed properly and at a standard that will be of benefit to our gluten-free guests. In the next few months, we are testing gluten-free pizzas again and plan to launch them later this year.
Just wanted to thank you for showing your concern as we indeed do care about the gluten-free community, and can’t wait to expand our current gluten-free options.
ORIGINAL, PRE-EMAIL POST
I normally don’t like bashing restaurants but this is going to be an exception.
I just don’t understand why California Pizza Kitchen doesn’t seem to care too much about the gluten free community.
I mean seriously, 12 menu items including kids meals?
Is that all they can do?
No gluten-free pizzas?
The California Pizza Kitchen gluten free menu is so very sad.
It might even be pathetic.
But hey, if you like getting just salads, then you should be fine at CPK.
But for those of you looking for gluten-free pizza options, you are going to have to look elsewhere. I’m sorry.
Anyways, for the salad enthusiasts, here’s the California Pizza Kitchen gluten free menu:
California Pizza Kitchen Gluten Free Menu
Gluten Free Pizza
- Original Barbecue Chicken
- Mushroom Pepperoni Sausage
Small Plates + Appetizers
- Asparagus + Arugula Salad
- White Corn Guacamole + Chips
- Petite Wedge
- Caramelized Peach
- Roasted Veggie
- Italian Chopped
- California Cobb
- Moroccan-Spiced Chicken
- Waldorf Chicken
- Field Greens
CPKIDS aka Kids Menu
- Fresh fruit
- Kids Sundae
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