Located down the street from Trader Joe's and Whole Foods, both near Union Square, Naked Pizza is a new addition to the healthy pizza trend in NYC, and a great place to pick up a gluten-free pie, to either take home or eat on the spot (another location: 57th and 3rd). And, of course, they deliver. The gluten free basic pizza is $9.99 and comes with mozzarella and your choice of sauce. Add-ons are $1.69 each, and even if you're a vegetarian, there are quite a few to choose from: pineapple, cilantro, black beans and artichokes, to name a few.
The pizza you see above is a simple mozzarella cheese with tomato sauce, mushrooms and sundried tomatoes. The crust was not at all greasy, a definite plus, and was well-baked, with charred bits at the edges, just as I like it! Because this was not one of those underdone somewhat gluey pizzas I've come across since going gluten-free, the pie was baked long enough to render the cheese totally melted and browned. Lovely! One question: where's the vegan cheese option?
Next time I might go wild--I'm thinking a Mexican barbecue with black beans, roasted red peppers, cilantro, onions, jalapenos and bbq sauce. The menu is on the wall, and for those who find the options too numerous, there are pre-selected options such as the greenhouse, smokehouse and ragin' cajun pizzas, to name a few. The crust is great, creativity is in the air, the staff is friendly--try this place!
Naked Pizza info here.