Skip to main content

Pie Five Pizza Co. Restaurant Review

Since we have moved back to Nashville (yay!!), we have had the opportunity to eat out more than we used to. There are a few places that we feel safe eating at, and Pie Five was just added to that list. 

I have to admit, I was skeptical at first about how (or if) the employees would be trained about cross contamination. The menu does have a disclaimer about the company not being able to guarantee cross contamination, which I was a little leery of since I seem to be pretty sensitive when things are made in cross-contaminated areas. 

Well, let me tell you...this company exceeded my expectations. 

First, let me explain how Pie Five works. It's kinda set up  like Subway. You walk up, place your order, tell them what toppings you want on your personal size pizza, and they put it in the oven. You keep walking down to checkout where you get your drink and by that time, your pizza is ready! It's really a pretty cool system. 

So, some things I noticed:

1) When I ordered, as soon as I said I wanted the gluten free crust, the employee took off his gloves to put new ones on. Score! 

2) The gluten free crust was wrapped individually. They also use special pans for the gluten free crusts. 

3) When I got to the end of the line, I watched the employee as she was taking the pizzas out of the oven. They use a certain type of tool that clips onto the pan to pull it out of the oven. She had the regular tool in her hand and when she looked into the oven and noticed that it was a gluten free crust, she put that tool back and grabbed a different one that was on a separate shelf.

4) Once the pizzas are pulled out of the oven, they are placed on cutting boards. The gluten free crusts have a separate cutting board, located at the same station as the special tool that was used to pull the pizza out of the oven. 

5) The pizza was cut with a separate pizza cutter, also located at the same station as the other gluten free tools. 

All of this happens right in front of you, right behind the counter, so I was able to see everything! I was very impressed! 

If you order a gluten free pizza to dine in, they put it in a box for you. My dad's pizza, which was not gluten free was not put in a box. 

As you can see, these are personal-sized pan pizzas (and the pepperonis are HUGE!) 

The crust had a great taste and texture to it. I'm not sure if it's their own recipe or another gluten-free company's, but it was very good and different from other gluten free pizzas that I've tried. I definitely will be going back soon! 

I know some of you might still be leery of eating in a place like this, and I completely understand. I normally don't like to eat at places where there is a mix of gluten free vs non gluten free food. Everything I saw at this restaurant made me feel safe and I would recommend it to others. There is, however, always the possibility of cross contamination, which we have to think about every day and every time we go out to eat. 

I know there are some who are more sensitive than me, but I also know there are some that are less. We all know how are body responds to cross-contamination and we decide whether or not to take that risk. 

Regardless of how you feel about this restaurant or whether or not you will give it a try, I have to commend them for the training they have clearly given to their employees and how well that training was carried out. 

Thank you Pie Five! I will be seeing you again soon! 


Popular posts from this blog

Gluten Free Sausage and Pepperoni Pizza Casserole

I'm so excited about my new blog "look"! I hope you all like it as much as I do! :)
I can think of no better way to welcome the new change than with an awesome recipe. This casserole is so quick and easy it's sure to be a hit!  This is another of Marshal's Great Aunt Jean's recipes. Once again, I hope I did it justice. 

Here is what you need: -1 lb sausage -12 in gluten free wide noodles, cook as directed (side note coming) -2 14 oz jars gluten free pizza sauce -2 cups (8 oz) shredded cheddar cheese -6 oz sliced pepperoni
Prego's Pizza Sauce is clearly labeled gluten free on the back of the jar. 

We have used this pepperoni a couple of times so far with making our own pizzas, and we love it! 

I have used De Boles pasta in the past and loved it and this time was no exception!  Side note: The recipe calls for you to cook the pasta before putting it in the casserole dish to bake. As you can see from the picture, this pasta was ready to go in the oven, no boiling require…

Our Gluten Free Experience In Jamaica

For our honeymoon, we traveled to Negril, Jamaica. We stayed at the Couples Resort in Negril.  For traveling, I packed an assortment of Vans Bars and some Glutino Lemon Bars. 
We arrived late Sunday afternoon at the resort and we were starving. We ate at the Heliconia Restaurant for the first time. 

I ordered grilled chicken with some kind of salsa topping with french fries. It was very good. Definitely hit the spot.

Marshal had the steak with a really great sauce (that I can't remember the name of right now) with french fries. 
After we talked to our waitress about how we don't eat bread or anything with gluten (which we're not sure if she understood or not), the chef came out and talked to us to tell us what we could have off the menu. My chicken was supposed to come with a side of creamed potatoes, but those contained flour so he made me french fries instead. 
We would eat at this restaurant a couple more times for lunch and dinner during the week. 

Breakfast everyday was at t…