Cauliflower Crusts Exclusive Gluten-Free Offering at California Pizza Kitchen

Margherita on Cauliflower Crust

California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) made the switch from offering two gluten-free pizza crusts to only offering its low-carb cauliflower crusts nationwide as of October 2018.

Since its introduction to the gluten-free menu in January 2018, their gluten-free cauliflower pizza crust has become a favorite, leading the restaurant chain to make the switch.  At a $2.50 upcharge per pie, CPK’s cauliflower pizza crust is made from a custom blend of mozzarella cheese, rice flour, herbs and spices in a certified gluten-free facility.

“We are now offering our popular cauliflower crust as our exclusive gluten-free pizza crust offering,”said Brian Sullivan senior vice president of culinary innovation. “The pizza varieties offered on our certified gluten-free pizza menu are now made on our GIG-certified gluten-free cauliflower crust. As always, we recommend that guests discuss any food allergies and ingredient preferences with their servers.”

The cauliflower crust is quite delicious offering a uniquely crunchy base for one of their signature gluten-free pizzas. The crust has that great tug and pull attributed to wheat-based crusts and makes a healthier base to pile on the cheese and toppings.


Five years have passed since CPK first added gluten-free pizza crusts and four pizzas made using the safe handling procedures created by The Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) to its offerings nationwide. Those pizzas (original, barbecue chicken, pepperoni, mushroom pepperoni sausage, and Margherita) made with verified gluten-free ingredients represent a haven for gluten-free diners looking for delicious pizza prepared safely from start to finish.

News Editor Jennifer Harris is a gluten-free consultant and blogs at

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