Brixx Wood Fired Pizza: GF Pizza & Beer

Where: Brixx Wood Fired Pizza, multiple locations across North Carolina and the southeast (I visited the 501 Meadowmont Village Cir, Chapel Hill, NC 27517 location.)

GF Menu: Yes! Click HERE to view it online.

What I ate: Gluten-Free Greek Pizza

How to order it: Ask for the Gluten-Free menu. The list of available GF pizzas is long. I counted fifteen, including a classic pepperoni. (FYI, did you know that not all pepperoni is gluten-free? Brixx has us covered, though. The chefs use Hormel’s GF pepperoni.)

Since each of the pizzas on this list can be cooked to order as regular or gluten-free, be sure to remind your server that you want the gluten-free version when you place your order.

The GF menu offers the following information:

We’re proud to offer options for those on gluten-free diets by necessity or choice. Please let your server know of any dietary restrictions you have or if you would like additional information about our gluten-free kitchen procedures and ingredients (updated 5/12/14).

At the bottom of this menu, they go on to describe in meticulous detail the careful process with which they handle GF pizzas in their kitchen. Their website also states:

At Brixx, we we’re all about equality. So, we’re proud to offer all of our pizzas on gluten-free dough for an additional $2. While our pizzas aren’t created in a completely gluten-free environment, each gluten-free pizza is prepared and cooked in its own container. Here’s a link to an ingredient sheet on our gluten-free dough.
Though I didn’t order one when I visited, every Brixx location carries at least one GF bottled beer. On the GF menu, they encourage you to “ask your neighborhood location about their latest gluten-free brew or make a suggestion!”

What it looks like:

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This pizza arrived hot out of the oven on its own thin metal pie pan (used to avoid cross contamination in the wood brick oven). It featured sliced roma tomatoes, mozzarella, kalamata olives, red onions, and feta cheese topped with fresh basil and a balsamic glaze drizzle.

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I’m pleased to report that this pizza passed the eat-with-my-hands test! When I picked up a slice, this thin and surprisingly crunchy crust stayed firm, supporting the fresh ingredients. The slices never became soggy, but stayed crisp and light. This is one of the better GF pizza crusts I have tasted. It was crispy, buttery-tasting, and more salty than sweet, as a pizza crust should be, with the hint of woody smokiness only achieved in a wood-burning brick oven.

Green Note: The Chapel Hill Brixx location offers reusable carry-out bags for $1, encouraging us to “buy a bag for two great causes: save the planet and get a nifty reusable bag.” Why carry your own bag? A statistic on igotmybag.org tells us: “Each year the United States consumes 30 billion plastic and 10 billion paper grocery bags, requiring 14 million trees and 12 million barrels of oil.
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  1. […] Link:  Brixx Wood Fired Pizza: GF Pizza & Beer […]

    • Thank you so much for your comment, Audrey. At this suggestion, I found another helpful link regarding Omission Beer: http://glutendude.com/alcohol/is-omission-beer-really-risk-free-for-celiacs/. You are absolutely correct, and I will remove that recommendation from this post. Thank you, again, for letting me/us know. It reminds me how much the members of our gluten-free community can help one another.

  2. Please note tha Omission beers are “low gluten” and not gluten-free. They are all made with barley and are “processed to remove gluten.” Too often they are advertised as GF. I thought Omission was gluten free and drank One of the pale ales and had a gluten reaction. It was a great tasting beer, but it may not be okay for everyone.

  3. […] When I asked whether the pizzas were prepared on their own pans, the manager assured me they were. He went on to explain that the kitchen staff members at The Loop have participated in a gluten-free training program. While these pizzas are not cooked in designated ovens (separate from the regular pizzas), they do have their own pans, and precautions are made to avoid cross-contamination of ingredients. This is similar to the preparation of gluten-free pizzas offered at Brixx Wood Fired Pizza. […]


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