Good gluten-free pizza is hard to find, and how about a pie served in a pretty greenhouse? That’s what you’ll get at Wild’s new Williamsburg outpost, which set up shop last December and just opened its seasonal “Greenhouse,” a charming back garden space where you can be wheat-free (almost) al fresco.
The restaurant chainlet was founded by allergy sufferer Miki Agrawal, a producer and athlete who just wanted pizza that wouldn’t make her stomach hurt. “I started researching food and food issues and realized how people are becoming allergic to everything because of how processed everything is,” she says.
She debuted the concept in the West Village in January 2013 and then opened in Las Vegas in September, making Brooklyn the third location.
Wild’s pizzas, which are more like flatbreads, are made with a blend of gluten-free flours, hormone-free cheeses, and locally sourced, organic produce “as much as possible.” “We’ve really taken the lead in gluten-free pizza because we’re offering it exclusively gluten-free,” Agrawal says, “and our blend is healthy and vegan.”
We tried the Pear Fig Gorgonzola and the vegan Skinny Bitch on a recent visit, and while you shouldn’t expect Grimaldi’s, we definitely wouldn’t mind enjoying them again, in the Greenhouse, on a hot (and healthy) summer night.—Lisa Elaine Held
For more information, visit www.eatdrinkwild.com