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CPK is the First National Chain to Introduce Chickpea Crust

California Pizza Kitchen is introducing an industry game-changer by being the first national chain to offer chickpea crust in their pizzas. What this means is that customers can enjoy a crust option that is gluten-free, plant-based, and guilt-free, all without sacrificing taste.

The Foodbeast team got a taste of the Chickpea Crust recently and I love how it still keeps a bread-like quality, all while adding an airy and less dense chew.

Currently, the new Chickpea Crust is available in 21 California Pizza Kitchen locations throughout Southern California.

In addition, CPK has revived two menu favorites by re-introducing to the menu Jamaican Jerk Chicken and Santa Fe Chicken pizzas.

The Santa Fe Chicken Pizza was a staple on CPK’s original menu in 1987, but has been gone for nearly 20 years. It boasts chicken breast marinated in lime and herbs, red onions and Monterey Jack cheese, topped with fresh cilantro, sour cream, smashed avocado and homemade roasted tomato salsa.

As for the Jamaican Jerk Chicken, it makes a return after a few years off CPK menus and is loaded with Nueske’s applewood smoked bacon, red onions, bell peppers and scallions, a sweet and spicy Caribbean sauce, authentic Jamaican spices, and is all served on CPK’s thin crust.

Both the Santa Fe Chicken Pizza and Jamaican Jerk Chicken Pizza are re-launching nationwide at California Pizza Kitchens starting today.

By Reach Guinto

Reach loves the Lakers, fried chicken, and a well-executed DDT. He came out the womb with a fried egg on top of his head.