Bookmark and Share May 3, 2010 - Dave Mulder

Guido’s Pizza: Gluten-free from a chain

Guido’s Pizza is a small chain of pizza places with locations throughout Michigan. I had a chance run-in with the owner of two such Lansing-area franchises. His name is Steve.

Steve was giving out samples of a specially-made gluten-free pizza. Though I don’t have a gluten allergy, the simple fact that he goes out of his way to make this kind of pizza really impressed me.

We chatted briefly about how Guido’s makes pizza. Steve told me that his employees have never seen a dough machine or meat slicer. If that’s the case, then any pizza coming out of his oven has a homemade quality about it that all other chains lack. And I think that’s great.

Following our talk, I snapped a few pictures and then stopped by the nearest Guido’s to place an order. About 20 minutes later I was on my way home with a three-topping deep dish for a very reasonable price.

Though I’m still not certain which ingredients actually went into the dough and sauce, I am reasonably confident that they were chosen with care.

Oh, and how was the pizza? Great! Maybe not the best I’ve ever had, but still quite decent.

Bias note: The author was not paid or compensated for this article.

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