When you read the word “pizza,” what comes to mind? Is it a circle of perfectly baked dough, topped with melted mozzarella and parmesan, and sprinkled with a few of your favorite toppings? Or is it a simple lineup of bread, sauce, and cheese? Or maybe, if you’re plant-based, gluten free, or dairy free, it is an immediate thought of, “pizza means gluten and/or dairy– I can’t have that!”

Pizza is traditionally thought to contain gluten and dairy as two of its primary ingredients. But pizza as we know it is “glowing up” in the new, plant-based era, and now more than ever, there’s plenty of gluten-free and dairy-free alternatives on the market. From making your own customized pizza at home to buying premade, tasty pizzas at the store, here’s 3 ways you can still enjoy pizza, whilst attending to your dietary needs:

Opt for gluten-free dough

Opt for gluten-free dough

Is it possible to make a gluten-free dough that holds up and tastes great when made into a pizza? It sure is! Flours made from almonds, brown rice, and millet are some great gluten-free alternatives to the typical wheat flour found in pizza dough. There are tons of fun, easy recipes online to make your own gluten-free dough. You can also purchase premade, gluten-free dough online, or at many grocery stores.

Although going gluten free doesn’t necessarily mean going plant-based, many types of gluten-free alternatives are made of different types of plants. If you’re looking for a gluten-free, plant-based, and high-protein option, try pizza dough made from chickpea flour, and for a low-carb option, check out doughs made from cauliflower or broccoli. At The Pizza Plant, we love the idea of mixing a gluten-free lifestyle with a plant-based one.

If you’re not entirely gluten free but are vegan or looking for overall healthier options when it comes to pizza, try our plant-based pizzas, made with organic thin crust dough. We use 00 flour, which is a finely ground, soft flour that makes for a delectable crust. Our pizzas are 100% plant-based, USDA Certified Organic, GMO free, and scratch made, because we believe that pizza can be vegan, healthy, and still taste incredible!

Swap out the dairy or forgo it all together

Swap out the dairy or forgo it all together

Wait…The best pizzas are completely dairy free, plant-based and good for me? That’s nuts! 

When it comes to dairy-free pizza, the best way to swap out traditional cheese is with delicious vegan cheeses that are usually made with, you guessed it, nuts. When making plant-based cheese, using nuts makes for a creamy, rich consistency that mimics dairy cheese. There are tons of brands on the market that sell dairy-free cheeses, so grab some vegan versions of the classics, like mozzarella and parmesan, to throw onto your pizzas.

Whether you’ve tried and loved vegan cheese or are new to the plant-based cheese world, we encourage you to try The Pizza Plant pizzas, made from scratch with organic mozzarella style cashew nut cheese. Our dairy-free, plant-based mozzarella melts and oozes like real cheese, and tastes amazing, while being better for both you and the environment.

Who says pizza needs cheese at all? The easiest way to go dairy free on your pizzas is to get rid of it all together. Use your favorite dairy-free sauce, such as a classic, organic marinara, and then load up on toppings. Some of our favorites are veggies (of course!), balsamic glaze, and plant-based meat alternatives, such as the vegan pepperoni and sausage crumbles on our Everything but the Hog and Salsiccia Italiano pizzas. The right combination of sauce and toppings can create the dairy-free pizza of your dreams!

Check out pre-made pizzas that do all of the gluten-free, dairy-free work for you

Don’t quite have the time to make a pizza from scratch at home? No problem! 

There are tons of brands out there that make gluten-free pizza doughs, as well as premade and frozen gluten-free pizzas. And certain brands even make gluten-free and dairy-free frozen pizzas. Head to your local grocery store or shop online for gluten-free, dairy-free pizza. You’ll find a variety of great pizzas that fit your needs. 

Check out pre-made pizzas that do all of the gluten-free, dairy-free work for you

If you’re looking for a dairy-free option, check out The Pizza Plant plant-based pizzas. Both our Everything but the Hog and Salsiccia Italiano pizzas are completely dairy free, organic, vegan, and not to mention, delicious!

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